New BMW M6 Gran Coupe

BMW M6 Gran Coupé The new BMW M6 Gran Coupé becomes the third distinctive design to be added to the M6 model range.

The newest member of the M6 family brings together M performance characteristics with extra luxury and aesthetic appeal. Hallmark M design features directly influence this car’s technical considerations and provide a window into its performance capabilities.  Air cooling, chassis geometry, weight balance and aerodynamics have all dictated the striking muscular form of the car. Meanwhile, under its bonnet a high-revving 560hp V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology propel the BMW M6 Gran Coupé in true supercar performance style.

The front of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé is dominated by its large air intakes, standard Adaptive LED headlights and an M Chrome fronted kidney grille designed specifically for this model. From the side, the first four-door Coupé from BMW M GmbH is clearly distinguishable from the BMW M6 Coupé thanks to its rear doors and longer wheelbase. The low roofline flows smoothly into the rear, the side line – which takes in the door openers – and side windows extend well into the C-pillars accentuating the dynamically stretched silhouette.

Prominently flared wheel arches draw the eye to a wide track width specific to the BMW M6 Gran Coupé. The characteristic M gills, aerodynamically optimised exterior BMW M6 Gran Coupé mirrors, High-gloss Shadow Line and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels underline the car’s distinctive appearance, as does another M signature – twin exhaust tailpipes positioned on the outer edges of the rear apron. Also integrated into the rear apron is a diffuser made from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic which optimises airflow along the car’s underbody.

This lightweight, strong high-tech material is used in the roof as well. The visible carbon structure provides an eye-catching feature, as does a dynamic recess in the centre of the roof. Inside and the double curve roof profile is mirrored with an anthracite-coloured Alcantara headlining separated by a central section in leather.

M Sport seats for the driver and passenger come as standard as does extended Merino leather upholstery. The rear seats, comprising two adult seats and one occasional use seat, have backrests that can split and fold down in a ratio of 40:60 to increase boot capacity from 460 litres to as much as 1,265 litres.

The powertrain technology under the skin of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé guarantees renowned M performance. The V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces 560hp. It includes a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos continuously variable camshaft control. The 4,395cc unit keeps peak torque of 680Nm on tap between 1,500 and 5,750rpm, while maximum output is BMW M6 Gran Coupé developed between 6,000 and 7,000rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200rpm. The BMW M6 Gran Coupé sprints from zero to 62mph in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 28.5mpg and CO2 emissions are 232g/km.

Taking care of power transfer is a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with DRIVELOGIC. The transmission’s electronic management system ensures the right gear is selected for optimum traction. It also offers the driver a Launch Control function for maximum acceleration, Low Speed Assistance for extra comfort and the Auto Start-Stop function to enhance efficiency.

The BMW M6 Gran Coupé will go on sale from 25 May, 2013, priced from £97,490 OTR.  

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