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Christopher Bruce2012-09-25 12:30:10

*Updated* BMW Stops M5 and M6 Sales in US and Tells Owners Not to Drive

 
 
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The sales stop order where BMW said not to sell the cars

*Update: BMW's European press office got back to us to explain the problem more. The stop sale affects all 2013 model year M5 and M6s worldwide that were built between July 2012 and September 2012. BMW is in the process of retrofitting these cars with an improved oil pump. 

Bad news for M5M5BMW M5Germany, 2012 > 200028 photos
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and M6M6BMW M6Germany, 2012 > present12 photos
owners in the US. BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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has issued a stop sales order for the two cars due to a faulty oil pump. 

According to BMW, 2013 M5, M6 and M6 ConvertiblesM6 ConvertibleBMW M6 ConvertibleGermany, 2012 > present13 photos
are equipped with an oil pump that could suddenly stop operating causing an immediate loss of oil pressure and irreparable engine damage. Owners who already have these cars are being advised not to drive them, and BMW dealers in the US may not sell the cars until the problem is solved. 

We have contacted BMW about whether this issue also affects Europe, and what it is doing to fix it. 

Encyclopedia
BMWBMW
5 Series5 Series
5 Series Gen.6 [F10]5 Series Gen.6 [F10]
M5M5
Engine
V 8 (90º vee)
Displacement
268 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
7, Manual
Maximum power
560 hp @ 7000 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
23.76 US MPG
price
$ 118.982
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.389

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