The 2009 BMW M6 is the high-performance version of BMW’s 6 Series. Available in either a coup or convertible, it is equipped with a five-liter, 500-hp, V-10 engine and a seven-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG) automated manual transmission.
Body Styles: Coupe, Soft-top convertible
Engines: 5.0-liter 500-hp V-10
Transmissions: Seven-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG) automated manual, six-speed manual
Models: BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible
There have been no changes made to the 2009 model.
Standard equipment includes a chrome grille, rear spoiler, 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, variable intermittent rain-sensing wipers, rear defogger, power door locks, power windows, power heated mirrors with reverse tilt for curb view, daytime running lights, remote anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer, high pressure headlight washers, and dusk-sensing Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with self-leveling.
The convertible has a power rear window that can be raised or lowered even when the top is down.
The interior of the 2009 BMW M6 is a mix of leather, wood, and alloy trim. It has a sporty, yet elegant look. The sport seats are embossed with the letter M. The heated sport seats are comfortable, supportive, and well-bolstered. The DVD-based navigation system and large LCD screen is standard, and its functions are controlled by BMW’s iDrive controller, which is improved and scheduled for a midyear release. It offers control of various systems through a single knob and several buttons, all centrally located on the dashboard. Leg and head room is generous for this class of vehicle. Cargo capacity in the trunk is 13 cubic feet in the coupe, while 12.4 cubic feet of cargo space is available when the top is up, and the capacity falls to 10.6 cubic feet with the top down.
Performance & Handling
The M6 is a powerful vehicle. Its V-10 engine produces 500 hp and 383 ft-lb of torque. The standard seven-speed SMG transmission offers rapid shifting, either when operating as an automatic or the paddle shifters.
The M6’s wheels grip the road on even the sharpest turns. The stability control system ensures excellent handling response. Extremely experienced drivers can switch off the standard stability control and put the car through its paces without electronic assistance.
Standard safety features in the 2009 BMW M6 include ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, front and rear parking sensors, an anti-theft alarm system with engine immobilizer, and a full complement of eight airbags. The adaptive brake lights shine brighter when braking heavily.
The convertible provides six airbags. In lieu of the side curtain airbags, the convertible has pop-up roll bars if a rollover situation is detected by the protection system.
EPA Fuel Economy
BMW M6: 11/17 mpg city/highway
- iDrive improvements
- Luxury interior
- High revving engine
You Won't Like
- SMG gearbox
- High price
- Same drivetrain as M5
A high-performance vehicle that offers a powerful 500 hp engine and a smooth ride that performance-minded drivers want.
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