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Report: Next BMW M6 to take cues from Vision concept, targets Audi R8

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BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

We were all wondering how BMW was going to manage to bring its Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept to the road, and now it looks like we may have our answer. According to Autocar, elements of the wild diesel-electric sports car will crop up in the next-generation M6. The report claims that the company will send the efficient drivetrain packing in favor of a more robust twin-turbo V8 powerplant sourced from the current M3.

Why would BMW be interested in crafting the M6 into a mid-engine, V8 terror? It might just have something to do with the rabid success of the Audi R8, but Autocar thinks a similar model would allow BMW to do battle with Porsche 911 and the oft-rumored baby Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. It all sounds good floating around the interweb, but color us skeptical.


Gallery: Frankfurt 2009: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics



[Source: Autocar]Report: Next BMW M6 to take cues from Vision concept, targets Audi R8 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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