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1988 BMW M6
1988 BMW M6

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1988 BMW M6

Designer: Nader Faghihzade

 

Chassis Number: WBAEE1414J2560848

Engine: 3.5 Liter DOHC M88 Inline 6 Cylinder

5-Speed Transmission

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

 

Dinan Performance Upgrades

Honest Survivor with 80K Miles

Single Ownership From New

 

The Model: The 1980’s have widely been regarded as one of the worst periods in automotive history, but there was a bright spot imported from Germany.  The new BMW 6 Series design, released in 1976 was the brainchild of BMW exec Bob Lutz, who put an end to business as usual at the German automaker, sketching out the basic framework for the new modern design. The 6 Series would be offered with the BMW Motorsports division upgrades starting in 1984, that is if you didn’t live in the United States.  If you did reside in the US, then you would have to wait until 1987 for the US market M6 to arrive.  Hyperbole aside, when the M6 did arrive, the ultimate driving machine would now be part of the American experience.  The E24 chassis acquired its engine, the M88 from BMW’s Pro Car, the M1, albeit slightly detuned, to power the M-badged car.  The M6 would also get the M-Tech suspension upgrades making commuters feel like Mario Andretti.  Not forgetting that BMW owners had come to expect a certain level of civility in their 4 seat coupes, electric Nappa leather seats came standard, as did rear A/C and an A/C cooled chiller between the seats. All that luxury and power came with a stiff price tag, almost sixty thousand dollars if you picked one up at a dealership, a small price to pay for a truly fantastic grand touring car.

 

The Car: A stand out in red, this future classic remains as the factory appointed it. With an absolutely babied finish, this is certainly one of the highest quality survivors on the market. Accented by the gold BBS wheel the shark-nosed exterior of this M6 is a head turner. The interior has been used with an equal gingerness and remains free of any rip, tears, or scuffs. The suspension was upgraded with Dinan components adding an extra bit of grip to the already stout performer. The M88 under the hood was also improved with a Dinan chip, putting more pep behind the gas pedal. The well-maintained drivetrain makes this an effortless car to enjoy.  As always, with the reappearance of the M6 nomenclature, the first generation examples are rapidly being gobbled up by the market.  If you have ever wanted one of the shark-nosed Bimmers from the 80s now is the time to grab one and hold it.

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