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Anyone hoping to acquire one of BMW's 5.0-liter V10-powered M6s had better snap one up quickly because production has now ceased. The M6 was the last remaining application for the 507 horsepower V10 which also powered the M5 that went out of production earlier this summer. A total of 14,152 units were built since the 2005 debut of the M6 coupe and the 2006 launch the convertible.
The 5.0-liter V10 would happily rev to 8,250 rpm producing 500 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque along the way. The sound produced by the 10 cylinders through the quad exhaust pipes was absolutely magnificent, especially when driving the convertible with the top down. Although the V10 had a lofty red-line, it was short of low-end torque, something that won't be a problem when the next-generation M6 arrives.
The new 6 Series is expected to debut sometime in 2011 with an M6 to follow. Both the M5 and M6 are expected to use a version of the 555 hp twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 already used in the X6 M. That engine develops a massive 500 lb-ft at just 1,500 rpm.
Gallery: BMW M6 Coupe and Convertible
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