December 13, 2012
Richmond Hill, ON - In early summer 2013, the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé will join its BMW M5 Sedan and M6 Coupé siblings as what is perhaps the perfect combination of both.
The M6 Gran Coupé is made instantly unique among four-door vehicles by its bonded-in carbon fiber composite roof panel, similar to the one found on the M6 Coupé . Between the doors is a cabin of sensational Coupé -like design and first-class materials. The four-plus-one seating arrangement allows the M6 Gran Coupé to carry four adults in luxury, and offers maximum seating capacity for five when needed.
The new M6 Gran Coupé features the most powerful engine ever fitted to an M production car, a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V-8 with 560 horsepower and an always-accessible 500 lb-ft of torque. With this endowment, the rear-wheel drive BMW M6 Gran Coupé practically rockets from 0 – 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (preliminary) .
The new BMW M6 Gran Coupé focuses the gargantuan muscle of its engine on the road through one of the most advanced drivetrains BMW has ever developed. The high-torque 7-speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT) borrowed from the M5 and M6 Coupé sends power uninterrupted to the innovative Active M Differential, which in turn perfectly balances power between the rear wheels. This advanced drivetrain, combined with truly radical chassis and suspension revisions to the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé on which the car is based, ensure that the M6 Gran Coupé ’s substantial output is transferred to the ground predictably and repeatedly.