The re-invented four-door BMW M6 Gran Coupe which is a third body variant of the BMW M6 high-performance sports car is expected to grace South African shores in 2013 and will feature ‘customary M performance characteristics and extra helpings of luxury and aesthetic appeal’, according to BMW. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will stand alongside the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up.
New BMW M6 Gran Coupe delivers power
The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe is fitted with a high revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology that produces 412kW at 7200rpm with a maximum torque figure of 680Nm available between 6 000 and 7 000rpm. This powerful engine is mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe maintains a top speed of 250km/h and can accelerate to 100km/h in a time of 4.2 seconds. Average fuel consumption stands at 9.9-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 232g/km.
Stylish exterior design for new BMW M6 Gran Coupe
The exterior of the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe exposes a 113mm longer wheelbase, a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) roof panel, painted brake callipers, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double spoke design and automatically dimming rear-view and exterior mirrors. The front-end of the car features optional Adaptive LED Headlights and an M kidney grille which was designed especially for this model.
Underlying the car’s distinctive appearance are twin exhaust tailpipes which are positioned on the outer edges of the rear apron. A diffuser that is made from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) optimises airflow with the car’s underbody.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe boasts luxury interior
On the inside, the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe features an anthracite-coloured Alcantara roof liner that provides an eye catching feature, a three-spoke steering wheel, well bolstered Merino leather wrapped seats with integral belt guides with stitching that emphasises the segments of the seats as well as an M logo embossed into the shoulder area.
The rear bench offers two or three seats with backrests that can split and fold down increasing the boot capacity from 460 litres to 1 265 litres. The BMW Professional sound system will also be included.
Safety features? abound in M6 Gran Coupe
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is equipped with High Beam Assistant, Park Distance Control, a rear-view camera, Surround View ,Top View and Side View, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Head-Up Display, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning including Collision Warning, Speed Limit Information with No Passing Information and Advanced eCall.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in South Africa in the second quarter of 2013.