2006 BMW M6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 BMW M6 - Road Test Specs

2006 BMW M6 Coupe

(5.0L V10 7-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2006
Style2dr Coupe (5.0L 10cyl 7A)
Base MSRP$99,795
As-tested MSRP$106,390


Drive typerear wheel drive
Engine typeV10
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)550 @ 7,750
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)383 @ 6,100
Transmission type7-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontindependent, MacPherson strut, lower control arm, coil spring, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearindependent, multilink, coil spring, stabilizer bar
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelSportContact2
Tire size, front255/40ZR19
Tire size, rear285/35ZR19
Brakes, frontfront ventilated disc - rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.5
0-60 mph (sec.)4.6
0-75 mph (sec.)6.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)12.8 @ 117.4 mph
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.89
Sound level @ idle (dB)49.8
@ Full throttle (dB)78.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsConfiguration: EDC = Full (sport) hard; DSC = off; SMG = 6 (full commando); Power = P500 Sport; technique = floor it, modulate wheelspin with throttle, and upshift at redline.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsNo real technique here, just mash the brake pedal and let the sticky tires and ABS do the rest. No fade, and no change in pedal feel from the first to the fifth spectacular stop.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSkid pad exhibits brilliant balance and it's easy to find the edge of grip (which makes for killer power-on oversteer drifts). In the slalom, however, the variable steering is hard to learn and harder to trust. The more I drive it (and think about it), the harder I find it is to go quickly. Still, a 67-mph slalom isn't slow. Could've gone a bit quicker if the rear tires hadn't been "heat cycled" one time too many.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)70.0
Wind (mph, direction)10NW

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)12 City 18 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,909 (3,891as tested)
Length (in.)191.8 in
Width (in.)73.0 in
Height (in.)54.0 in
Wheelbase (in.)109.5 in
Legroom, front (in.)42.0 in
Legroom, rear (in.)30.1 in
Headroom, front (in.)37.6 in
Headroom, rear (in.)35.6 in
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.0 cu-ft
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)13.0 cu-ft


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / 50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years / 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsbraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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