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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Sublime engine and thunderous performance, superb handling, available as a soft top

CONS

Expensive to buy and run, M3 is much cheaper and even better to drive

PROS

Sublime engine and thunderous performance, superb handling, available as a soft top

CONS

Expensive to buy and run, M3 is much cheaper and even better to drive

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Verdict

BMW’S M division returns to the 6-Series, rekindling memories of the old M635 CSi of the late 1980s. The M6 Coupe and Convertible use the same 5.0-litre V10 engine as used in the M5 saloon, which is said to be capable of 205mph if completely derestricted - luckily UK cars come restricted to 155mph. The M6 has many bespoke parts over a standard 6-Series and BMW claims it deserves comparison with illustrious models from Ferrari and Porsche.

It's not quite that good (although it's certainly expensive) and is perhaps a little intimidating on UK roads with almost too much power. However the M6 will remain an exclusive and dramatic high-performance car for uncompromising customers.

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