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BMW Unveils Stunning M6 Gran Coupe

by Marc Greig - 14/12/12

File this one under ‘D’ for desirable – BMW has taken the wraps from the Gran Coupe version of its high-performance M6 sedan.

Boasting drop-dead gorgeous looks, the high-tech wonder features a lightweight carbon fibre roof and an interesting interior configuration with four individual seats plus a small fifth seat for occasional use.
 



Power comes from BMW’s M TwinPower Turbo 4.4-litre V8 which unleashes 412kW of power at 6000rpm and peak torque of 680Nm from 1500rpm. Drive is to the rear wheels via BMW’s seven-speed M Double Clutch automatic transmission and active M differential. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 9.9l/100kms and the BMW M6 Gran Coupe sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds.
 


Styling is sensational to say the least and oozes the hallmark BMW M sportiness with large front air intakes and a version of the BMW M kidney grille specific for the M6 Gran Coupe. At the side, massively flared wheel arches are needed to accommodate the unique wider track (1631mm front/1612mm rear) and stunning 20-inch M alloy wheels. Underneath the rear bumper is an aero diffuser in carbon fibre.
 


The roof features visible carbon fibre elements and a recessed centre (for aerodynamic efficiency). In the BMW M6 Gran Coupe this roof section is highlighted by a black leather section in the otherwise anthracite lining.

Inside is the usual blend of BMW M luxury and sportiness with sports front seats and that two-or-three seat rear. Boot capacity is 460-litres with the rear seat in place or 1265-litres when folded flat.
 



Underneath is the M-developed suspension with components from lightweight forged aluminium and standard Dynamic Damper Control. Carbon fibre ceramic brakes are on the options list.

And there’s the expected plethora of BMW technology such as surround view cameras, lane departure systems, head-up display and Night Vision pedestrian detection.
 



No word yet on Australian launch timing or prices.

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