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BMW M6

(2004 model)

Brief specs of 2004 BMW M6

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 10-cylinder 40-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in, 372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp @ 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm, 520.0 N·m / 383.5 lb·ft / 383.5 lb·ft @ 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm, manual 7-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph top speed, consumption 14.8 l/100km / 19.1 mpg-UK / 15.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BMWIssued from2004
ModelM6Issued until
SerieM6Number made
Model familyE63Body construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBMWCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4130 l / 145.85 cu ft / 145.85 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4871 mm / 191.8 in / 191.8 inTotal (curb) weight1785 kg / 3935 lb / 3935 lb
Width1855 mm / 73.0 in / 73.0 inDry weight
Height1377 mm / 54.2 in / 54.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2781 mm / 109.5 in / 109.5 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1567 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1584 mm / 62.4 in / 62.4 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity70 l / 15.4 UK gal / 18.5 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.32Frontal area (A)2.15 m2 / 23.1 sq ft / 23.1 sq ft
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.69 m2 / 7.4 sq ft / 7.4 sq ftAerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)17.1 kW / 23.0 hp / 23.0 hp

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders10
Engine TypeV engine (90.0° vee)Total number of valves40
Engine ManufacturerBMWValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.2 mm / 2.96 in / 2.96 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.22
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4999 cm3 / 305.1 cu in / 305.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity499.90 cm3/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder / 30.506 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio12.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power372.9 kW / 500.1 hp / 500.1 hp at 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm / 7750 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque520.0 N·m / 383.5 lb·ft / 383.5 lb·ft at 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm / 6100 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)175.6 kW / 235.5 hp / 235.5 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output74.6 kW/l / 1.639 bhp/cu in / 1.639 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque104.0 N·m/l / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in / 0.91 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears7
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.83
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.62

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.30 s / 3.30 s / 3.30 sTop (maximal) speed250 km/h / 155 mph / 155 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio280.1 kW/ton / 212.2 bhp/ton / 212.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h4.20 s / 4.20 s / 4.20 sFuel consumption, City (urban)22.7 l/100km / 12.4 mpg-UK / 10.4 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)8.70 s / 8.70 s / 8.70 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)10.2 l/100km / 27.7 mpg-UK / 23.1 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)14.8 l/100km / 19.1 mpg-UK / 15.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions357 g/km / 574 g/mi / 574 g/mi
  Range473 km / 294 mi / 294 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels front8.5J x 19 EH 2Wheels rear9.5J x 19 EH 2
Tyres front255/40 ZR 19Tyres rear285/35 ZR 19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter front374 mm / 14.7 in / 14.7 inBrake diameter rear370 mm / 14.6 in / 14.6 in
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

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