"Supercar performance with spectacular technology"4.5 starson by holmesmd1
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!!