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BMW stops M5 and M6 delivery in the U.S. because of engine oil pump issues

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BMW stops M5 and M6 delivery in the U.S. because of engine oil pump issues

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced that the M5 and M6 deliveries have been stopped in the United States because of a problem with the engine oil pump.

According to the car manufacturer, BMW AG will correct a potential problem with the engine oil pump which is affecting the 2013 model year of the M5, M6 Coupe and M6 Convertible. BMW says that the affected pump might lead to a sudden loss of oil pressure and this might lead to severe engine damage. The cars won’t be delivered until this problem will be solved but the carmaker didn’t say what owners of the models mentioned above should do, so this will most likely lead to a recall.

The BMW M6, in both Coupe and Convertible variants, are powered by the same 4.4 liter turbocharged V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 560 horsepower, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The M6 Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and the Convertible in 4.3 seconds. The M6 can reach a top speed of 189 mph with the optional M Driver’s Package and 155 mph without it.

The BMW M5 F10 is also sharing the same 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine which is developing the same output as the one form the M6. Transmission is also shared and the new BMW M5 F10 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 155 mph, which can be increased up to 190 mph with the M Driver’s Package.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, September 24th, 2012 - filed under BMW, News. Image credit: .
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