At a private Nurburgring event, BMW unveiled to a selected group the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupe.
The M6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in Summer of 2013, while the official web debut will take place next month. the car will make its first public appearance in January at the Detroit Auto Show.
Design wise, the M6 Gran Coupe builds atop the recently launched M6 and 6 Series Gran Coupe, and if our sources are correct, this will be the best looking M in the current fleet.
The model displayed at the event featured the expensive, track-focused M ceramic brakes.
The power will come from the same engine as the new M5 and M6, a high revving 560 hp M TwinPower Turbo V8 mated to a high torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch transmission (M-DCT). It remains unknown if BMW will offer a manual transmission for U.S. customers as we have seen in the F10 M5.
Top speed will of course be limited to the usual 155mph, and 0-62mph should be achieved in 4.5 seconds.
When it comes to market in 2013, we anticipate the base price of the M6 Gran Coupe to be around $120,000. The only more expensive BMW in the fleet will be the 760Li.