BMW Ends V10 Production

Purists please put on your mourning cloak; BMW’s venerable V10 has come to an end!

The Bavarian boys this week announced that production of the M6 Coupe and Convertible, which are the last models in BMW’s current range to still use the 5.0 litre V10, will end this week.

The passing of this insanely powerful and entertaining engine comes as no surprise as future M models, including the soon to be launched new M5, will be motivated by the new turbocharged V8 powerplant already seen on the X5M and X6M.

The new engine will be even more powerful than the V10, producing a mind boggling 447.42kW compared to the V10’s 378kW. Thirst and emission will also be reduced in line with ever tighter emission regulations both States side as well as Europe.

A replacement for the M6 (in both coupe and convertible body styles) based on the next generation 6-Series is due in late 2011 or early 2012.

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