BMW M6 Gran Coupe is sexy and it knows it

Overnight BMW revealed the Gran Coupe version of its M6 sports model, which features a twin-scroll turbo strapped to a V8 engine and gorgeous looks.


The 4.4-litre turbo V8 has 412kW (560hp) of power and 680Nm (502lb-ft) of torque at its disposal. Thanks to its 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and active rear differential it can propel the M6 Gran Coupe from 0 to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph) or 305km/h (189mph) if you go for the optional M Driver’s Package. Fuel economy is rated at 9.9L/100km, a figure we think would be highly unlikely in the real world.

To make an M6 from the regular 6-Series Gran Coupe, BMW’s M division has used carbon fibre reinforced plastic for the roof, flared the wheel arches, fitted lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels and, of course, fitted a bodykit.

Standard equipment include adaptive xenon headlights, launch control, automatic engine start/stop, heated front seats, auto dimming rear view and wing mirrors, multi-zone climate control air-con, reversing camera, lane departure warning, head-up display, speed limit warnings, night vision with pedestrian detection, surround view and automatic high beams.

Among the options are electric sun blinds, soft closing doors, the high-end Professional nav system (!) and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. In standard configuration the M6 Gran Coupe seats four, although middle seat for the rear bench can be optioned.

Dimensions and specs

Length: 5,011mm
Width: 1,899mm
Height: 1,393mm
Wheelbase: 2,964mm
Weight (unladen/DIN): 1,875kg / 1,950kg

Tyres (front & rear): 265/35 R20 102Y & 295/30 R20 104Y
Wheels (front & rear): 9.5Jx20 & 10.5Jx20

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]