Some time back in ’83, BMW engineers decided to pull the M88/3 engine (a modified version of the M88/1 from the BMW M1) and put it in the E24 chassis of the BMW 6-Series, creating the M635CSi – a car that would be informally referred to as the M6 in North America. The M6 was critically acclaimed throughout its lifespan for its aggressive & yet elegantly distinct “shark-nose” front end, luxury equipment & trim options as well as staggering performance numbers. With a top speed of 158 mph unlimited, the euro-spec M6 was the second fastest BMW ever built next to the late, great M1.
The new BMW M6 concept made its debut at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, based on the BMW E63/E64 6-Series which was introduced in 2004. It shares the same 5.0 L V10 S85 engine and SMG III gearbox with the E60 M5, while producing 514 hp. The latest incarnation of this ultimate driving machine weighs in just shy of 3,800lbs. thanks to a carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof panel as well as thermoplastic front wings, aluminum doors/hood and compound truck lid.
So, last week we had the pleasure of working on a very impressive M6 who was in for our complete Enthusiast Detail and a bit of wheel polishing. The owner had informed us the car was going to be showcased over the weekend at a strictly BMW meet, so impeccable attention to detail and cleanliness was vital during the rejuvenation process of the M6 in order to reach it’s total show stopper potential. Check out the process & final photos below!