Originally Posted by 9852147
btw, does anybody have the new m6 brochure and can upload it? please
Unfortunately I don't have the paid version of Adobe Acrobat, so I can't post the pages. I'll try to load the paid version Monday. In the meantime, if anyone else can post the spec sheets from the back pages of the brochures, that would be great.
I have both the M5 customer manual and the M6 'media information manual in Adobe Acrobat files. On the last page of each manual, the title of the page is "Specifications", and they state the weights of the cars as:
Weight, Unladen (EU)* 1710 kg
*Weight of the car in road trim (DIN) plus 75 kg for driver and luggage
They also have the power to weight ratio listed as 4.6 kg/kw in the specification page, which is consistent with a 373 kw engine and a 1710 kg weight.
Weight, Unladen (EU)* 1830 kg
*The figure specified includes a 90% tank filling plus 68 kg for the driver and 7 kg for luggage. Unladen weight applies to vehicles with standard equipment. Options and special equipment may increase this figure
Here is another statement from the M6 brochure (52 pages long!)
"The BMW M5 Sports Sedan boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 3.5 kg:hp, making it the benchmark in its class. Now, benefitting from its design and consistent lightweight technology, the M6 coupe is another 45 kilos or 99 lb lighter than the M5. Featuring the same engine, therefore, BMW's Sports Coupe comes with a sensational power-to-weight ratio of only 3.3 kg:hp."
Well, if you take 3.5 kg/hp and multiply by 507 hp, you get 1,774 kg. Take 3.3 kg/hp and multiply by 507 hp and you get 1673 kg. You can't get to a 45 kg difference using 3.3kg/hp and 3.5kg/hp even with rounding error. Something's still not making sense here. Possibly they misprinted the weight in the spec sheet - wouldn't be the first time.