The M6 was critically acclaimed throughout its lifespan for its elegant, aggressive "shark-nose" styling, its luxury equipment, and its performance. A top speed of 158 mph makes the European version the second fastest BMW ever built next to the M1. This is due to all other BMW models being electronically restricted to 155 mph. An M6 can be distinguished from other E24 models by a larger front air dam, a rear spoiler, BBS wheels, colour matching side view mirrors, M badges on the grille and back, and slightly larger front brakes.
In North America (U.S. and Canada), the E24 M6 was fitted with the catalyzed S38B35 motor, producing 256 hp and 243 ft·lb of torque. The non-catalyzed version produced 286 bhp and 251 lb·ft of torque. The non-catalyzed versions were only available in Europe, though there were 538 catalyzed M635csi models sold in Europe in 1988 and 1989. The 1988 and 1989 M6s were "World Cars" with the same bumpers and aerodynamic treatments in all markets.
The M6 achieved 0-60 mph time of 6.0 and 6.8 seconds for the European and American versions, respectively. Quarter mile times for the European version have been recorded at 14.5 seconds while the charge to 100 mph is achieved in 15 seconds. However, Car and Driver Magazine tested the U.S. M6 in July 1987 and achieved a 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds.Also in 1987 Road and Track featured the U.S. M6 as one of the 10 fastest cars in America.
Production of the M6 ended in 1989, with 5,859 cars sold, 1,767 of which were North American (U.S. & Canada) models. The M6 is a legendary BMW and has held its value quite well over the years. Due to its limited production, exceptional drivability, and great looks we expect the M6 to rise rapidly in the short term.
This exceptional one owner car has been held in a private collection since new and always treated with the respect it deserves. The car had the Dinan Suspension and Performance upgrades installed early in its life. Having traveled only 88,000 miles in the past 23 years, the car is in excellent condition throughout, and still sports some original cosmolene on the cylinder heads. Never driven in inclement weather, the car is completely rust and corrosion free. Sporting correct new tires the car is an excellent runner and ready for anything the new owner wants to do with it- Show or Tour. Finished in the Stunning and desirable Red/Parchment Leather color combination this is a rare opportunity to acquire an M6 with all books records, tools, and history from new.