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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Am I the only one who prefers the new M6, to the old?
     


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    old m6 had a real motorsport motor...
    v10 8000rpms...

    new m6... has a turbo motor... not motorsport spec...
    if you buy a high performance car like an M... you want a real motor...
    because ///M stands for motorsport
     


  3. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    I like the old one much more then the newer (kicks more [​IMG])
     


  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It's a M car whether it has a turbo or not and how many people buys a M6 cab, because it has a motorsport engine and is track bred etc. it's a car for eating motorway, playing at traffic lights and for 50 year old men to attract 20 year old girls.
     


  5. Arthur PE

    Arthur PE Senior member

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    the new M5/M6 engine is a masterpiece imo
    more HP +55 10%
    more torque + 120 or so 30%
    still revs to 7200 and makes peak power 6000 to 7000, torque is constant from 1500 to 6000
    and gets better fuel efficiency, and is more elastic/flexible/driveable

    by putting the turbos within the V they have shortened the inlet/outlet runs to essentially eliminate lag (and it still is a fairly high compression)
    variable valve lift and cam timing, plus each turbo gets alternating cylinder exh flow so the turbines see a constant flow, no pulsation/flutter

    can't wait to drive one
     
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  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Bentley Continental GTC W12
    Price: $300 000,00

    If we all save together we can share it.

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    Pure sex...
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    They're both excellent engines and great cars. I think pretty much all the version of the M6 are great. There are good things to be said about the different cylinder layouts -- I6s have perfect primary and secondary harmonic balance, V10s have more power pulses for rev....and on and on and on.

    ~ H
     


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    It's nice and all, but I prefer Bentley's 4 door version. For a GT, I'd go with AM.
     


  9. junior varsity

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    i mean... nothing really beats the E39 M5... that was and still is the measuring stick for all super sedans... which is why i got one
    last of the true motorsport engines from BMW...
    they did a test last year and the 10 year old beast still measures up to the Jag XFR and Porsche Panamera S
     


  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    +1. Will always be one of my favorites. Wish I had gotten one.
     


  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    what are the "true motorsport" engines of BMW? the ones that have seen extensive racing usage and have a winning heritage? because many of the subsequent engines to the S62 have had much success in motorsport, not to mention the V10 of the outgoing M5 is derived from the BMW F1 V10


    weighing in on the 997TT vs. DB9 debate, i guess i'm the only one who prefers the Porsche on here. the performance differential is just too big to be ignored - and yes, i understand that Astons are not about ultimate performance. but the DB9 was not close to the best performer during its day, and that auto transmission is just horrid. i do love Astons, though - but probably the V8 Vantage 4.7L (or even the V12V) would be the better bet, and probably with a manual transmission
     


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    You're not alone on the 997 love but he said was done with it and really unless I can track the 997 at least every other month, I'm taking the DB9 as a daily driver between the two. The 997 looks good, don't get me wrong but comparing to an Aston looks, it isn't fair.
     
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    Always liked the new 6 series, even the old one for that matter, it had nice lines.
     


  14. Arthur PE

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    the 'true' M engines
    the e30 M3 4 cylinder
    the big block I6, M1, e28 M5, e34 M5
    the euro e36 M3 I6
    the S54 e46 M3 I6

    iirc the last cars actually handbuilt by M were the e34 m5's
     


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    ^ OP has a V-10 engined M6, I think, ergo, it is a true motorsport engine.

    ~ H
     


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