Proving the speculations right, BMW has finally revealed the official images and specs of M-enhanced 552 bhp, four-seater version of its 6 series Gran Coupe. This new model will be the first four-seater to get the M6 brand badge. The third child in the M6 family will soon be joining its elder brothers, the coupe and the convertible. The vehicle is ought to make its world debut at Detroit Motor Show, which is scheduled for next month.
The upcoming model is expected to share the same platform as the existing one, the new M6 Gran Coupe is powered by the similar M Twin Power Turbo V8 engine, which delivers a maximum power of 560 bhp, that allows it reach 0-100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds. This is about a tenth quicker than the M5 and out-leaves its closest rival Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, which get to 96 kmph in 4.4 seconds. The top speed of M6 Gran Coupe matches with the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG, however, buyers can also opt for the performance upgrades that can take it to an incredible 304 kmph.
The vehicle is built on the 6series Grand Coupe platform and blends together the luxury and artistic appeal with the outstanding M performance package. The exciting exterior design of the coupe is complimented by the exciting feature like carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) roof. The four door Coupe allows two rear passengers to enjoy the generous levels of comfort and luxury, however there is also a third seat that can be used during shorter journeys.
The front look of the car is widely dominated by its larger air intakes, BMW iconic kidney grille design and adaptive LED headlights. From the sides, new M6 Gran Coupe is unremarkably distinguishably from the M6 coupe, due to its rear doors and the 113 mm longer wheel base.
The low roofline of the coupe flows swiftly into the rear line, which takes to the door openers and the side windows, extending quite well into the C-pillars.
The prominently presented wheel arches draws the attention. The M grilles, the aerodynamically designed exterior mirrors, exclusive BMW high glows shadow line package and 20 inch M light alloy wheels in body underline the car’s distinguishable image. Another M signature, the twin exhaust tail pipe is positioned at the outer edge. A diffuser made from the CFRP has also been integrated with the rear apron and is responsible for the task of optimizing airflow under the car’s body.
The new M6 Gran Coupe is about 5 kg heavier, most probably because of the additional performance package that makes it more reliable, quicker and balanced than its rivals. The interior has received new leather works and a rear climate control. The 1265 litres of the boot space is also enough for all your need. After its showcasing at Detroit Motor Show, the vehicle will go on sale with a competitive price tag of about 98,500 pounds (starting price), about 25,000 pounds higher than the M5.