lb-ft @ 1500 - 5750 rpm
127.3 hp per liter
(from BMW Press
Release) A supreme combination of high performance and luxury:
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe.
A third body variant of the BMW M6 high-performance sports car is
set to be presented for the first time as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe
joins the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up. The
new member of the M6 family brings together customary M performance
characteristics with extra helpings of luxury and aesthetic appeal.
The high-revving V8 enginewith M TwinPower Turbo technology and 412
kW/560 hp propels the BMW M6 Gran Coupe from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)
in 4.2 seconds. And the elegantly sporty lines of the four-door
Coupe are complemented by bespoke features, such as the carbon fibre-reinforced
plastic (CFRP) roof. The greater interior space of the BMW M6 Gran
Coupe allows two rear passengers to enjoy generous levels of
on-board comfort, and there is also a third rear seat for use on
Design: the beauty of majestic
Hallmark M design
features influenced directly by technical considerations – such as
cooling air requirements, chassis geometry, weight balance and
aerodynamics – open a clear window into the performance capability
of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The front of the car is dominated by its
large air intakes, standard Adaptive LED Headlights and an M kidney
grille designed especially for this model. From the side, the first
four-door Coupe in the BMW M GmbH ranks is clearly distinguishable
from the BMW M6 Coupe thanks to its rear doors and 113-millimetre
longer wheelbase. The low roofline flowing smoothly into the rear,
the swage line – which takes in the door openers – and side windows
extending well into the C-pillars accentuate the dynamically
Prominently flared wheel arches draw the eye to a track width
specific to the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. The characteristic M gills,
aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors, standard BMW Individual
High-gloss Shadow Line package and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy
wheels in double-spoke design underline the car’s distinctive
appearance, as does another M signature – twin exhaust tailpipes
positioned on the outer edges of the rear apron. Also integrated
into the rear apron, and charged with the task of optimising airflow
along the car’s underbody, is a diffuser made from CFRP.
This extremely lightweight, impressively strong high-tech material
is used in the construction of the roof as well. Here, the visible
carbon structure provides an eye-catching feature, as does a dynamic
recess in the centre of the roof. This recess is referenced
stylistically inside the car, the anthracite-coloured Alcantara roof
liner gaining a central section in leather.
Emulating the harmonious blend of athletic prowess and elegance
embodied by the exterior design, the distinctively M cockpit fuses
sports car style with generous levels of space and a luxurious
ambience. The driver and front passenger can look forward to M
sports seats with integral belt guides. And the BMW M6 Gran Coupe’s
standard specification also includes Merino leather upholstery with
extended features. The rear compartment offers two or three seats,
the backrests of which can split and fold down in a ratio of 40 : 60
to increase boot capacity from 460 to as much as 1,265 litres.
V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo
M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, Active M Differential
technology under the skin of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe guarantees the
performance characteristics for which M Automobiles are renowned.
The V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces 412 kW/560
hp. Its technical wizardry includes a pair of twin-scroll
turbochargers, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct
Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos
continuously variable camshaft control. The 4,395 cc unit keeps peak
torque of 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) on tap between 1,500 and
5,750 rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000
rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm. The BMW M6 Gran
Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds on the way
to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h/155 mph (305
km/h/189 mph if the optional M Driver’s Package is specified).
Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 9.9 litres
per 100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions are 232 grams
Taking care of power transfer is a seven-speed M Double Clutch
Transmission with Drivelogic. The transmission’s electronic
management system ensures the right gear is selected for optimum
traction. It also offers the driver a Launch Control function for
maximum acceleration, Low Speed Assistance for extra comfort and the
Auto Start-Stop function to enhance efficiency.
Under particularly dynamic acceleration out of corners, as well as
in tricky road and weather conditions, the Active M Differential at
the rear axle distributes the engine’s power between the individual
wheels to maximum traction-enhancing effect. Its electronically
controlled multi-disc limited-slip differential works hand-in-hand
with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and splits drive
between the right and left rear wheels quickly and precisely
according to the situation at hand.
Chassis technology developed to M
The chassis technology
of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is also geared to harnessing the car’s
sporting potential in the cause of supreme performance. Like the
integral rear axle, the double-wishbone front axle has specific
kinematics and components made from forged aluminium. Chassis
mountings using large panels ensure dynamic forces are passed evenly
through to the body. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe comes as standard with an
M-specific version of the Dynamic Damper Control system and
hydraulic variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering with the M
As an alternative to the standard high-performance compound braking
system, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe can also be ordered with M
carbon-ceramic brakes. Made from a new type of carbon-fibre compound
ceramic, the discs boast even greater resistance to heat, lower
weight and exceptional resistance to wear.
Arranged around the gearshift lever on the centre console of the BMW
M6 Gran Coupe are the buttons used to configure all the adjustable
powertrain and chassis functions to personal tastes. The DSC
mode,engine performance characteristics, Dynamic Damper Control
mapping,M Servotronic responses and M DCT Drivelogic shift program
can be selected independently of each other. All of which means the
driver can put together a detailed set-up and store those settings
on one of the two M Drive buttons on the multifunction steering
Exclusive and individual:
high-quality range of equipment.
The standard equipment
fitted on the BMW M6 Gran Coupe includes 20-inch M light-alloy
wheels, leather trim, heated driver and front passenger seats,
automatically dimming rear-view and exterior mirrors, an alarm
system and the BMW Professional radio with hi-fi loudspeakers.
Available as an alternative to the standard 2-zone automatic climate
control is a 4-zone system with a control panel in the rear
compartment. Among the other highlights of the options list are M
multifunction seats, heated rear seats, Comfort Access, a heated
steering wheel, the Soft Close Automatic function for the doors,
electrically operated sun blinds, the new generation of the
Professional navigation system and a Bang & Olufsen High End
Surround Sound System.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe also comes with a variety of BMW
ConnectedDrive features, such as an M-specific BMW Head-Up Display,
Park Distance Control, a rear-view camera, High Beam Assistant,
Speed Limit Info, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning,
Surround View and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition.
Customers can also integrate their Apple iPhone or other smartphones
into the car and make use of internet-based services while on board.
The recommended retail price Germany of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is
128.800 €, including 19 % VAT. Market launch will be in May 2013.