Now that the BMW 6 Series Coupe is gone, the only car left to hold the mantle for the 6 Series’ looks is the Gran Coupe. Fortunately, that car is still on sale and its performance-variant, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe will also stick around for a little while longer. While it’s incredibly expensive, it seems that the M6 Gran Coupe’s combination of stunning good looks, impressive performance and BMW’s best cabin in decades makes it worth it.
Car Advice recently reviewed the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, to see if its still worth its steep price tag, despite the fact that it’s getting old now and is on its way out.
Firstly, its looks still kill. Just look at it, it’s a stunning car with looks that will only get better with age. Now, you’d think that its low sloping roofline would create a difficult car to pack a family into. Except that Car Advice tested it on a long journey with a family. Apparently, despite only having two small-looking back seats, they fit two car seats just fine. Plus, the trunk is quite capacious, making it easy to fit all of the family’s gear. Though, the rear seats don’t fold down, so larger items could be tricky.
But none of that matters once you start driving it. For 2017, all BMW M6 Gran Coupes come with the Competition Package as standard, which sharpens the handling up a bit and gives it more power. So it makes 600 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque from its 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8. When paired with its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive, it can get from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. That’s a massively impressive time for a car of its size and weight.
What’s even more impressive is how well it handles. You feel its size, as it isn’t a small car by any means, but it’s a sharp car for being so big. Before the BMW M2 came out, many enthusiasts felt that the M6 Gran Coupe was the best handling M car. Jeremy Clarkson even claimed that it brought the M Division back to glory.
There are some faults, though. Some of its interior is starting to look a bit dated and its DCT isn’t as well-matched to the car as it could be. While the former isn’t that big of a deal, because the cabin is mostly fantastic and the materials are brilliant, the latter can be annoying. The DCT can lurch a bit a low speeds and can feel clunky. The ZF-sourced eight-speed BMW currently uses would be better suited for the M6 Gran Coupe.
It’s also quite rare, with very few customers buying it. So even though the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is expensive and on its way out, it could be worth the money.
[Source: Car Advice]