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Recall roundup: 2013 BMW M5 and BMW M6

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Recall roundup: 2013 BMW M5 and BMW M6

The German based automaker BMW has recently announced a recall for the 2013 M5 and 2013 M6 because of a problem with the vehicles’ oil pump.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a number of 696 vehicles have been affected by this recall and this includes the M5, the M6 and the M6 convertible in the United States and owners of these models will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the oil pump fixed.

The NHTSA is saying that the oil pump found on the 4.4 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine used on the M% and M6 has a manufacturing issue and this can cause the engine to lose oil pressure. The oil pump will be replaced free of charge, as BMW has recently announced, and the recall will begin at the end of this month (October, 2012).

The BMW M5 F10 is getting the 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 engine which is developing the same output as the one form the M6, 560 HP. 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.

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.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, October 8th, 2012 - filed under BMW, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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