Rendering & Info: BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Rumors | July 13th, 2011 by 19

Sources close to BMW brand confirmed to us recently that a BMW M6 Gran Coupe is on the company’s roadmap. The car has yet to …

Sources close to BMW brand confirmed to us recently that a BMW M6 Gran Coupe is on the company’s roadmap. The car has yet to be approved for production, but a full scale clay model has been already built and presented to the board.

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will built atop the next year release of the 6 Series Gran Coupe, a four-dour coupe vehicle that will come to market to compete with similar offerings from Audi (A7) and Mercedes-Benz (CLS). Details remain scarce at the moment and many design details and technology may change until the launch date sometimes in 2014, but the new M6 Gran Coupe will eventually replace the M5 and M6 at the top of the M family.

BMW 6er Gran Coupe

We expect power to come from a new engine, most likely built atop the one found in the new M5 and with power near the 600 mark. To achieve its full potential, the engine will be mated to a similar transmission found in the new M5, a 7-speed DCT.

Another source close to the brand described the new M6 Gran Coupe as one of the best looking cars to ever come out of the ///M gates in Garching.

As always, we will update you as things progress and new information surface.


[Renderings by Auto Bild and Auto Zeitung ]

19 responses to “Rendering & Info: BMW M6 Gran Coupe”

  1. Viper says:

    that is fantasy and made up , first it willl have the same engine 560hp.
    second BMW is not capable of developing the M version along with regular basic model. they always come out last or near facelift.

    • plaxico says:

      ..and third ,nothing coupeish about it, more like F10 LWB

      • T. says:

        Actually if you lined up the 6er Gran Coupe , 7er , 5er and both the new F30 3er and outgoing E90 you can see that the car with the lowest roofline is the 6er Gran Coupe.  Gran Coupe is longer than the 5er and a few inches short of the 7er.

    • T. says:

      There is a reason to why an M takes it’s time from the lead-in model  and it is something our competitors fail to grasp.  We start with the perfect base – a platform that has been well established as the segment leader and then our engineers build on that. Every M everything is examined and tested  from suspension to airflow, It is all about improving the recipe that begins with a regular BMW but adding aswell as extra performance but extra precision.  

      Look at the 1M for example –  I have a few folders of nearly every 1M test and comparison, and not a single headline that declines the concept.

      That is why M are successful. – Great engineering needs Time, devlelopment and Creativity.

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  3. La Ma says:

    hell yeah ! this is what the new 5 should have been  :-)

    as far as new engine goes, the press would call every single engine a new if it has different power output.
    a different timing, camshaft overlap, slight overboost, etc can cause different HP ratings. It will NOT be a new powersource, a same 4.4l V8 will be used for a while. BMW wants to save where it can and one major expense is the engine and transmission. They will use the 8spd auto in almost everything and then the 3 different engines – 4 cyl turbo, 6 cyl turbo, 8 cyl turbo. It covers HP ratings from 210-560 and everything in between.
    The smaller EU only engines are similar concept. The diesels are probably facing a refresh if it hasn’t been done yet.

  4. Efoza says:

    Like the 5 GT this is going to be the one that turns heads and keeps BMW at the top. The success of the 5 GT will help.

    • Bry says:

      While the 5 GT has been more successful than many anticipated, I don’t think it will turn heads nearly as well as the Gran Coupe. They’re appealing to two completely different sides of the genre; the 5 GT is the least performance oriented BMW of them all, while this appears to be one of the most performance oriented BMWs.

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