Current generation BMW M6 out of production image

Last week BMW announced that the current generation M5 would go out of production – now, BMW announced that M6 sportscar will also go out of production. Also, BMW will stop producing the actual version of 5.0 liter V10 engine.

Most probably, next generation M6 will use the turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that has a total power of 555 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft of torque and will be unveiled in September at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

Talking about the actual generation, the M6 boasts the same muscular hand-built 500-hp 5.0-liter V10 engine as the M5, along with enhanced suspension and brakes. A 7-speed Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) with steering wheel shift paddles is standard; a conventional 6-speed manual transmission is also available. Both the coupe and convertible are built using lightweight aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.

US M6 MSRP: $102,350 – $108,150.