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Old 02-10-2006, 09:05 AM   #21
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Regular 6'er ...its a dealer car and the guy had acess to an //m6 rear bumper and slapped it on there..and debaged it
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:21 AM   #22
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Its a legitimate M6. BMW camo's the cars at all different levels; until they are released in their particular home market. The M6 has not yet been officially "released" here yet, so it has that minimal camo (the roof, which is probably actually silver vinyl over the CF and perhaps the side vents) and that minimal stuff around the bumpers and sideskirts.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:32 AM   #23
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The realtor who just got me an apt has a deposit down for an M6. He's got a pretty sweet M3 vert as of now.
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Old 02-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #24
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m6 has carbon fiber roof.. that ones silver
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:22 AM   #25
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For the umpteenth time - carbon fiber can also be painted! Haven't you guys seen a Lamborghini before?
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:29 AM   #26
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For the umpteenth time - carbon fiber can also be painted! Haven't you guys seen a Lamborghini before?
i think we all know that CF can be painted. the question is: why would an M6 owner paint his hood and place plastic molding/strips on his bumper? as a disguise?....highly doubt it.
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Old 02-10-2006, 10:57 AM   #27
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B/C there's a chance it's not the "owner" who's driving it, either that or its some a$$wipe trying to make his car look cooler than it really is (I hate those people: So for all those guilty (and I know there's some on this site who are), a $20 badge does not make your car an M, you simply look like an idiot to all of us out there who know better (and trust me, there's a lot more out there knowing the difference than you think)). Make your car look good for what it is, or sell it and get the M you've wanted.

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Old 02-10-2006, 11:07 AM   #28
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i think we all know that CF can be painted. the question is: why would an M6 owner paint his hood and place plastic molding/strips on his bumper? as a disguise?....highly doubt it.
The presence of "DST" (Distributor) plates kills the possibility that the car is privately owned. Some people have arrangements that allow them to use "DLR" (Dealer) plated cars for personal use, but they are few and far between. Considering that the vehicle was spotted in Oxnard, where the BMW VPC is located, I would bet $20 that those plates are "DST" and that the vehicle in question is an obviously-disguised M6 test mule.
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The presence of "DST" (Distributor) plates kills the possibility that the car is privately owned. Some people have arrangements that allow them to use "DLR" (Dealer) plated cars for personal use, but they are few and far between. Considering that the vehicle was spotted in Oxnard, where the BMW VPC is located, I would bet $20 that those plates are "DST" and that the vehicle in question is an obviously-disguised M6 test mule.
Karl, I'm not even trying to argue with you, and totally forgot that the car has dealer plates, but with the M6 set to be released so soon, you think they're still running tests?
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Old 02-10-2006, 11:39 AM   #30
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Karl, I'm not even trying to argue with you, and totally forgot that the car has dealer plates, but with the M6 set to be released so soon, you think they're still running tests?
It is a strange thing to us, for sure. When I referred to the E46 M3 a few posts back, that was also a camouflaged vehicle that was running around Oxnard even though it had already seen worldwide "release"... just it hadn't hit the U.S. market yet. I'm no car business expert by any means, but a few guesses as to the kinds of tests they could be conducting:

- Emissions tests with a specially-prepared US version (or even a California version)
- Tests related to EPA regulations (maybe they do their own fuel economy testing?)
- Perhaps they need to accumulate a certain amount of pre-sale "roadworthiness" miles with the US version
- Gearbox software tuning for U.S. driving conditions (specifically stop-n-go freeway traffic, which the LA area is best known for)
- Execs at the VPC taking the mules out for a joyride before they're shipped back to Germany

I'd say most likely that it's emissions/fuel economy/roadworthiness proving time for the US-version (or CA-version) M6, and that's why it's out in disguise. Remember when the first dealer-destined E60 M5's hit US shores, they were held pending emissions approval? I guess BMW likes to cut their schedules down to the wire.

Also, the last time I drove through LA (2 years ago), I saw (then-) current-model A4's with "DST" plates on highway 405 caravaning. I suppose there's also mid-model testing that car companies conduct as well.

Here at Stanford, we see "DST" cars from time to time, they belong to the various research labs that companies have set up in Palo Alto... BMW, DaimlerChrysler, VW Group, Volvo all have labs here.

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Old 02-12-2006, 03:44 AM   #31
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lol... nah, there were 2 M6's standing in storage at our local dealership, waiting for the owners to collect.
The one was waiting for some Schnitzer goodies before he picked up
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NO CF roof and from what is shown, doesn't appear to have fender vents.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:35 AM   #33
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It's definitely one of the M6 testmules. Friend of mine is a testdriver for BMW in Oxnard.
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:46 AM   #34
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This pic is hilarious... contisport contact 2 on the driver's rear and ps2 on the passenger rear.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:10 AM   #35
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yeah, not CF roof or side vents, it's probably a 6 series coupe with some sort of M/ZHP/ZSP package
Agreed. Could it be possible that BMWNA will try a variation of the "ZHP" option for their non-M6 645-line?

Look at the wheel's-they are the one's on the M5 .
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:24 AM   #36
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this is an E63 M6 mule in testing you goodballs. They are strictly testing the electronics, etc. while racking up mileage. It is a euro-spec car (km/h, no DOT reflectors, taped-up, etc.). Designworks in in that neck of the woods. That is why you see m5, m6, Z4 M, etc. mules in california and also in New Jersey area.
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:47 AM   #37
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lol... you good, you gooood..
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:10 AM   #38
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B/C there's a chance it's not the "owner" who's driving it, either that or its some a$$wipe trying to make his car look cooler than it really is (I hate those people: So for all those guilty (and I know there's some on this site who are), a $20 badge does not make your car an M, you simply look like an idiot to all of us out there who know better (and trust me, there's a lot more out there knowing the difference than you think)). Make your car look good for what it is, or sell it and get the M you've wanted.
I dedaged my 325i, first of all most of us who do this do it because it looks better (cleaner). Not because im trying to make my 4 door look like an m3, and i hope any dumb ass can tell that im not tryin to rock an M3. So easy with the hole looking like an idiot comment. Second, a lot of people can't afford an M or would rather buy a 330 and save the money to mod the **** out of it. When i get my next car which is hopefully going to be an M3, I'm going to debadge that too, which costs nothing but 20 seconds of your time.
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I dedaged my 325i, first of all most of us who do this do it because it looks better (cleaner). Not because im trying to make my 4 door look like an m3, and i hope any dumb ass can tell that im not tryin to rock an M3. So easy with the hole looking like an idiot comment. Second, a lot of people can't afford an M or would rather buy a 330 and save the money to mod the **** out of it. When i get my next car which is hopefully going to be an M3, I'm going to debadge that too, which costs nothing but 20 seconds of your time.
I agree makes the ride look so much cleaner.
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #40
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