BMW M6 Gran Coupe – undisguisedThu, 08 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800
We have a shot of the new BMW M6 Grand Coupe taken at a private launch event in Germany ahead of a debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
You may ask, quite reasonably what’s the point of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe? After all, there’s a proper coupe in the regular BMW M6, and if you want four doors then the choice must be the BMW M5. So, you may think, the M6 Gran Coupe is a pointless niche. But you’d be wrong.
And we were wrong too – as we felt the 6 Series Gran Coupe was a niche too far – until we had a week to review the BMW 640d Gran Coupe recently when we discovered, much to our surprise, that it is possibly the best car BMW make.
Fluid, responsive, beautifully built and very swift, the 640d Gran Coupe is a bloody marvel.
So the M6 Gran Coupe holds much promise, with its heart transplanted from the M6 to give it 552bhp and 502lb/ft of torque – enough to take this proper four-seat BMW to 62mph in around 4.3 seconds.
It won’t be cheap, mind you. Expect a price perilously close to £100k, and by the time you bolt on some choice goodies you’ll probably be looking at the thick end of £115k (our test 640d Gran Coupe came with £17k of extras) and you’ll be lucky to see half as many miles to the gallon as you would out of the 640d M Sport.
But if your pockets are deep enough, and you care not a joy about how often you have to fill up. the BMW M6 Gran Coupe could be a stellar car. Even if, for us mere mortals, the 640d M Sport is the pick.
Expect the BMW M6 Gran Coupe to be officially revealed shortly, get its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January and be in BMW’s UK showrooms sometime in the Summer of 2013.
Photo Source: Autohome China
By Cars UK