The main attraction at the 2013 BMW M Track Days in Austin was the all-new M6 Gran Coupe.
The four-door M6 was handed out to North American journalists, along with a two-day event for VIP customers. The four-door M6 went on sale this spring and has a base price $113,000, only $3800 more than the M6 Coupe.
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.
U.S. customers will also get a choice between a DCT and a manual transmission.
BMW offers M Carbon Ceramic Brakes for $9,250. Optional 20″ M light alloy wheels Style 343M can be purchased for $1,300. An optional Bang & Olufsen high-fidelity audio system is offered as well.
The photo gallery below takes you behind the scenes of the worldwide event. Feel free to download the high-res photos from our gallery.