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2006 M Coupe Review


Fast and Flashy Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a red 2006 BMW M Coupe

In short: A wild, radically styled hatchback roadster.

The first M Coupe looked like the bizarre love child of a Z3 and a Honda Civic hatchback. The new one is sleeker, but just as wild with a mighty V6 under the hood and precision handling.

2006 BMW M Coupe

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2006 BMW M Coupe

Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile full maintenance program; 4-year/50,000-mile roadside assistance.

Base Price: $49,300 /As tested: $54,245

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door hatchback

Engine: 3.2-liter V6
Horsepower: 330 bhp @ 7900 rpm
Torque: 262 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight: 3,230 lbs
Wheelbase: 98.3 in
161.9/70.1/50.7 in
Turning circle: 34.3 feet

Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic brake assist

Suspension: independent front and rear
traction control, vehicle stability control
front air bags, front side air bags

0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds (est.)
Top Speed: 159 mph (governed)

EPA City: 16 mpg
EPA Highway: 24 mpg

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(Updated: 06/23/10 NW)