Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Out! The BMW M6 Gran Coupeis officially revealed and the stunner is quite magnificent. Based on the recent-launched 6 Series Gran Coupe, the M6 version represents the epitome of the range, featuring the same four doors and four tailpipes.

The car is blessed with the same 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 engine found in the M5 and M6. It also delivers 412kW between 6000rpm and 7000rpm, with maximum torque of 680Nm made between 1500rpm and 5750rpm. BMW claims it will sod off from standstill to 100km/h in a mere 4.2 seconds and stop accelerating at 250km/h, although an M Driver’s Package will release extra vuma for a 305km/h limit. Average fuel consumption is said to be a paltry 9.9 litres per 100km.

Paired with the engine is the 7-speed double-clutch gearbox that ensures power is delivered efficiently to the 20-inch rear wheels with alloys via the electronic limited slip differential.

The M6 Gran Coupe is decked out in expected M fashion, with M6 emblems on the door sills, leather seats with meticulous stitching, seating space for four adults, a smaller M steering wheel, a roof made of the lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). CFRP also features on the rear diffuser.

We should see the M6 Gran Coupe by June 2013, if not earlier. We reckon it will make its public debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroitnext month, then make its way to Geneva and China later. It should be available to see as well at JIMS 2013.

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