Just a few weeks after its official unveil, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe was spotted fully unveiled in Austria.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe joins the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up and it is built atop the 6 Series Gran Coupe model and it is powered by the same powerplant as its M6 twins.
Under the hood, the M6 GC packs the S63Tü high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 412 kW/560 hp and 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm. 0-60mph is achieved in 4.1 seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph. The engine is matted to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
The recommended retail price Germany of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is 128.800 €, including 19 % VAT. Market launch will be in May 2013, followed shortly by a North American debut with a price higher than the M6 Coupe.
Public debut will take place on January 14th at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Just The Facts
Power & Transmission
- S63Tü high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology
- 412 kW/560 hp
- 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm.
- The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm.
- 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds
- 155mph top speed (electronically limited)
- Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic
- Launch Control function for maximum acceleration
- Low Speed Assistance for extra comfort
- Auto Start-Stop function to enhance efficiency.
Chassis, Suspensions, Brakes
- Integral rear axle, double-wishbone front axle has specific kinematics and components made from forged aluminium
- Chassis mountings using large panels
- M-specific version of the Dynamic Damper Control system and hydraulic variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering with the M Servotronic function
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that includes Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Brake Assistant, Brake Fade Compensation function, a Brake Drying function and Start-off Assistant.
- BMW M6 Gran Coupe can also be ordered with M carbon-ceramic brakes: The brake rotors measure 16.1 inches (410 mm) in diameter at the front and 15.6 inches (396 mm) at the rear.
- The M Carbon-Ceramic brakes are 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) lighter than the standard brakes
- The diameter of the standard brake rotors is 15.7 inches (400 mm) at the front and 15.6 inches (396 mm) at the rear.