m6 test drive
I got to test drive an M6 this week. I have one on order for delivery as an 07 later this year. What i learned in the test drive has confirmed what I have read here and elsewhere.
The vehicle is a monster!! Throttle responsiveness was instantaneous and shifting can be made instantaneous. I didn't even use the extra horsepower button --- there was no need for the route the salesman picked.
On the highway I never got it out of 4th gear (80mph). That is something to keep in mind since you may never get to 5th, 6th or 7th in manual mode driving. In the curves, the 6 was awesome --- flat and sticky.
The downshifting is perfectly smooth and very quick - you have to adjust for this in your driving the curve since on a manual shift you would be much further in.
Upshifting will take me some time to learn to get it smooth. The salesman, a former Ferrari salesman, had it down fine but i was not nearly as smooth. this was my first time with this trnsmission and as you know it is completely different than the buttons in my 745.
The car I drove had all the options except the carbon fiber dash. My test drive had the olive wood which was rich and textured beautifully. I will put it on my car -- why pay extra for a sunthetic when you can get such an awesome real wood for standard?
The car was silver with the grey interior. The interior was a very light shade that I have not seen in other BMW's. The silver paint had a touch of blue in it and was much prettier than the typical true grey shade. All in all it was a very nice combination.
Last night I dreamt of black paint, red leather and olivewood!!!!!