Pros Awesome performance with drivability
Cons Bad Fuel MPG
Summary Overall the performance can not be matched in a vehicle that can nearly be driven daily. In comparison with performance others like Porsche and Corvette are just too impractical to be driven daily where this M6 is wonderful. The only thing that stopped me was the 11 MPG. I already own 2 vehicles with similar gas guzzler characteristics.
Pros Performance;driveability;appea rance
Cons fuel consumption
Summary This is one of the best cars I have ever owned, and like most M6 onwers I love the SMG. I have drivn the car on the Nurburgring,on autobahns and in cities...it is simply spectacular..9.9 out of ten for sure.
Pros Sweeter sound and better styling than M5
Cons BOOT LID! Price. iDrive, SMG - still in need of modification for perfection
Summary Personally I think this car is much more beautiful than the M5, with stunning wheels and a much more likeable front. As you are gazing at this beast however, a look at the rear is sure to slap you in the face and bring the car back down to earth. It is foul. I say no more. Interior layout is classic BWM, very functional, and high quality, but I must confess to liking the Mercedes Benz layout much more. iDrive, while older, lacks the intuitiveness of the Mercedes Benz comparative system also, as seen in the S-class. It is still better than nothing however. SMG is something to both love and hate. Those 'purists' out there who claim 'you just can't drive it properly' and 'you just need more practise' should take a less biased approach to responding to SMG criticism as it is due. You must remember: these people test cars for a living - they have probably tested more cars than you could poke a stick at. Which leads me to the next point - the SMG is the transmission system - one of the most vital systems in the whole car. It has to be intuitive and functional to everyone, not just people that have been practising on it for years. Clearly the SMG is a very advanced gearbox, however the less-sporty modes aren't perfect. Still, it is a lot better than the latest Mercedes Benz offerings, which lack any sort of DSG style transmission. Engine is as sweet as pie, coupled with an exhaust system that extracts the sweet sweet sound. Overall however, I would most likely purchase a Mercedes Benz CL55 AMG, mostly due to styling preferences, as they both offer near identical performance. While the M6 may be more powerful (20hp), it still lacks the ultimate torque punch of the supercharged 5.5Ltr V8 from the CL55. For the ultimate bragging rights, however, you can opt for the CL65 AMG which will massively increase the peak torque output of the CL55 to over 1000 nM, more than double that of the M6 - with a 6.0 Ltr bi-turbo V12. But be prepared to pay through the nose for those bragging rights.
Pros technologically advanced in every way
Cons get to know your gas station owner real well!
Summary I've owned my silverstone coupe since June and I must say I enjoy this car totally! I'm really getting tired of reviewers who complain about this car, especially the SMG transmission. I remember when I got my first digital SLR and people were screaming it would never replace film! Why anyone would choose the conventional manual over this race inspired SMG is beyond me. I've owned many a manual in the past and the M6 replaces a 6 speed. I agree there is a learning curve to the SMG but why not have someone who can drive it review it?
The M6 is advanced in every way and is not without it's problems. I wish it had ventilated seats to keep me cool when this supercar scares the bajeebies out of me!
Pros engine, tranny, suspension, styling
Cons rear seats are a bit small for adults on long trips
Summary I have owned this car since 5/27/06. I was one of the first people to get this car in the country. I have owned a 2003 BMW M5 (E39) and stull have it. I love M Cars and this car is just amazing. I am still learning to tap into it's amazing potential. The car get's a lot of attention and for good reason. People everywhere take pictures and give gestures of approval. It is not a car for those who want to be low profile. As the CNET Reviewer noted, the stunnig performance is what really makes this car stand out. I also love the styling and the ominous appearance of the M6. I have a black saphire metallic car with a black leather interior with carbon fiber trim. I love the look and it seems that many others do as well.The dreaded iDrive that everyone complains about is rather rudimentry to operate. I don"t get what all the fuss is about? You can adjust ao many characteristics of this car that the ability to do this alone is a wonder!! The audio system is insane. This coming from someone who used to compete in mobile audio sound off's. There is really nothing I do not love about this car except perhaps the poor gas mileage. This improves after the engine is broken in and you become more profficient with the transmission. Please note that this car can be shifted without a clutch(SMGIII) or driven as an automatic and shifted for you. I disagree with the CNET Reviewer that the 6 speed will be more desireable. The only folks who feel this way are ones who have not truly mastered SMGIII. The 6 speed will only be offered in the US, it will be a 6 speed not 7 and you will be unable to have launch control and unable to completely disable DSC( the electronic nanny that stabalizes the cars movements and keeps it on the road). The manual M6 will be a much lesser car than it's SMG sibling. I have always been a pure manual auto. enthusiast but I have been converted as have the majority of others who own this car. This car is unbelievable!! It offers better performance than some Porsche, Ferrari, and Lambhorgini models at a much lower pricepoint. That coupled with BMW's award winning quality and full warranty coverage make this car an easy choice. It is not cheap, about 120K after all said and done. It also consumes fuel and is very expensive to insure. If these are not big concerns, I believe that this is one of the most stunning cars offered for street legal use. If you buy one, you will NOT regret it Happy motoring!!