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2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Click image to enlarge

Nonetheless, like all monarchs, this regal saloon remains aloof and not particularly willing to speak to the unwashed, even if you did just fork out 160 large. The steering gives up little in the way of meaningful information, and while the car exhibits impressive grip and path control, you’re not getting back much in the way of feedback.

So you’re more along for the ride, but credit where credit is due. It’s one helluva’ ride (0–100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and you couldn’t ask for a more fetching chariot. The M6 Gran Coupe’s rakish roofline does compromise rear seat room a bit, but two average-size adults will certainly be lodging no complaints about the finely contoured seats. BMW calls this 4+1 seating, so five can fit in a literal pinch. The trunk is a decent size but shallow.

Of interest to shift-your-own types, a no-cost six-speed manual is available, and it is a North America–only option. Apparently there was enough noise being made in the US about a manual transmission for the M5 that BMW acquiesced. And so it carries forward to the M6.

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2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Click image to enlarge

BMW’s four-door super coupe is not alone up here where the air is thin and wallets are thick. The Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, Porsche Panamera Turbo, Maserati Quattroporte and Jaguar XJ Supersport are worthy foes, and stay tuned for a review of the upcoming 560-hp 2014 Audi RS7.

Overall
4.5
Comfort
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4/5
Performance
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4/5
Fuel Economy
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3/5
Interior
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4.5/5
Exterior Styling
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5/5

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Manufacturer’s Website:
BMW Canada

Photo Gallery:
2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Not to say this M would ever be ruffled by its rivals. To paraphrase the French Taunter in Spamalot, it blows tire-smoke in their general direction. Anyone buying the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe will be royally tickled. It is indeed a rare beauty, delivering thundering performance equally matched by its luxurious appointments and on-road fluidity.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Base price: $127,900
Optional equipment: Executive Package $10,500; M Carbon Ceramic Brakes $$6,750; Full Merino Leather $5,900; Bang and Olufsen sound $5,900; Frozen Silver Metallic Paint $3,000; Piano Finish black wood trim $1,000
A/C tax: $100
Destination charge: $2,095
Price as tested: $163,145

Competitors:
Audi RS7
BMW M5
Jaguar XJ Supersport
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG
Porsche Panamera Turbo

Crash Test Results:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)




About Peter

Peter Bleakney is a Toronto-based automotive journalist. He is also a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).