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      02-17-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Now in its third generation, the BMW 6 Series makes an important contribution to securing the BMW Group’s success. In 2013 alone, approx. 26,000 of the large BMW Coupés were delivered to customers around the world. In March of last year, BMW Plant Dingolfing celebrated the start of production of the most exclusive way to experience a BMW M vehicle: the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, the BMW Group’s most high-performance, four-door luxury coupe.

The BMW 6 Series has a long tradition at the Dingolfing site: In summer 1978, the plant started to manufacture the BMW 635 CSi, to be complemented only a short time later by the BMW M635 CSi. At a top speed of 255 km/h, this sports coupé made BMW history as the fastest BMW four-seater model of all times. When the last vehicle of the initial BMW 6 Series rolled of the Dingolfing assembly line, it was already clear that the plant would continue the success story of the large coupes: Later the same year, production of the BMW 850i began. BMW Plant Dingolfing built this sports coupé for almost ten years on its own assembly line in Hall 52.

In 2003 – fourteen years after the end of production of the first 6 Series – the successful BMW Coupé made its comeback: With the BMW 645 Ci, Plant Dingolfing begins to make a new generation of large coupés. Since then, the BMW 6 Series has more than doubled its volume, thanks to the range of available models, such as the Coupé, the Convertible, and the Gran Coupé, as well as the M variants.

“Each vehicle represents an individual customer wish. And with this vehicle, the nine-millionth car made in Dingolfing, we have made your customer wish come true,” commented Robert Küssel, Head of Assembly at BMW Plant Dingolfing, when handing over the BMW M6 Gran Coupé on Saturday.

The new BMW Group flagship has only been produced in Dingolfing since March 2013. Its start of production coincided with that of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, to be followed in March of this year by the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. This addition is going to increase the site’s production program to five model series and 17 individual models. “Today, our plant is regarded as one of the most flexible production sites in the global automotive industry,” explained Robert Küssel.

Dirk and Heidi Schulz could see that for themselves on Friday when they were given a tour through the production areas of BMW Plant Dingolfing. “I feel very honored to receive the nine-millionth BMW made in Dingolfing,” stated Dirk Schulz at the handover ceremony. “I congratulate BMW on this model, which I consider the most beautiful in this very versatile production portfolio.”

The Hamburg-based businessman has had close ties with the BMW brand and Dingolfing for many years: He bought his first BMW in May 1977. “It was a BMW 5 Series 2.8 liters in white. I bought it just the way it was showcased at the dealership,” he remembered. From there, he went on to various 3 and 5 series models, a BMW 750 iL (1997), as well as a BMW 635 Csi (1988) and a BMW 645 Ci (2004). He also decided to buy the first Z1 after having seen the respective design study.

It is possible that his new BMW M6 Gran Coupé will soon share the garage with a BMW i8: “I was fascinated by the design of the BMW Concept Vision, as the design study for the BMW i8 was called, as much as by the Z1 back then. This is why, in October 2010, I was one of the first people in Hamburg, to get an option on the car.”

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      02-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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I would love to own an M6GC.

Congrats to that couple!
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That is a very special mark.
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      02-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #6
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Even the blue lab/safety coats are pretty cool lol
Agree!
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M3 logo on the grill?
Oh damn! That's right! What's up with that? Someone is loosing their pinky. Ze Germans do not take such mistakes lightly.
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M3 logo on the grill?
Even BMW are getting confused by all the new model numbers :-)
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M3 logo on the grill?
it's a m3 edition m6 gc
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      02-17-2014, 11:08 AM   #11
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M3 logo on the grill?
"Each vehicle represents an individual customer wish"
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Even BMW are getting confused by all the new model numbers :-)

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it's a m3 edition m6 gc
Hahahahaha, so many models they cant even keep up.

Whats next: The new //M4-Sedan-Gran Coupe-M performance-2 door with I electric + V6 Gran tour edition.
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      02-17-2014, 01:28 PM   #13
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M3 logo on the grill?
"Each vehicle represents an individual customer wish"
^ THIS

LMAO
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Hope they remembered to make it a 4-door coupe
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Hahahahaha, so many models they cant even keep up.

Whats next: The new //M4-Sedan-Gran Coupe-M performance-2 door with I electric + V6 Gran tour edition.
Gran coupe touring*
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I think the front grille logo says M6, but the lighting and shadows make it look like M3.
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very cool!
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I doubt its a M3 badge since the M3s aren't even made in that plant
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Haha, ok let's move on from the logo issue and talk about real stuff, like how awesome the 6er is and how monumental 9M is! (But FYI, if you look at this more hi-res shot, you will see it IS in fact an M6 logo, with an unfortunate dark shade/reflection in the wrong place.)
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I would love to own an M6GC.

Congrats to that couple!

I'll sell you mine
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M3 logo on the grill?
this is pre QC nice catch.
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Haha, ok let's move on from the logo issue and talk about real stuff, like how awesome the 6er is and how monumental 9M is! (But FYI, if you look at this more hi-res shot, you will see it IS in fact an M6 logo, with an unfortunate dark shade/reflection in the wrong place.)


P.S. Beautiful Colour Choice.
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