2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe review by WHATCAR?

BMW M6 | April 27th, 2013 by 2
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UK magazine WHATCAR? drives the all-new 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe. We have just published our own review of the four-door M6, but it’s always …

UK magazine WHATCAR? drives the all-new 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe. We have just published our own review of the four-door M6, but it’s always great to see how the same car relates to other journalists.

The M6 Gran Coupe features a high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 560 hp and 680 Newton meters (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. Top speed is set to 300 km/h.

Let’s see an excerpt from their review:

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What’s the 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe like to drive?
Put your foot down and the M6 accelerates with the ferocity you’d expect, and there’s barely any let-up – even when you reach autobahn speeds.

You only need the smallest of gaps to carry out overtaking manoeuvres, then, but the straight-line performance is only part of the story.

The M6 features bespoke alloy suspension and a trick limited-slip differential, plus BMW has swapped the regular Gran Coupe’s electro-mechanical steering for a hydraulic set-up in an effort to improve feedback.

Sure enough, the M6 Gran Coupe feels very agile for a car that weighs the best part of two tonnes, but its size can be an issue on back roads and it’s not as involving as it should be because the steering still feels quite remote.

The standard twin-clutch gearbox is harder to fault, letting you switch between smooth automatic shifts and ferociously fast manual ones at the touch of a button.

What’s more, the M6 Gran Coupe is a surprisingly comfortable cruiser when you put the adjustable suspension in its softest setting.

The engine sounds powerful when you rev it yet is virtually silent on the motorway, while wind noise is also well suppressed. However, the big tyres do generate a fair amount of road noise.

Full review at WHATCAR?

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