These are the latest spy pictures of the new 552bhp BMW M6 GranCoupe
14 March 2012

These are the latest spy pictures of the new BMW M6 GranCoupe testing at the Nurburgring. The new high-performance version of BMW’s luxury new four-door swoopy saloon will give BMW a rival to the potent Mercedes CLS63 AMG.

Power for the new M6 GranCoupe will come from the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 in the exact same specification as found in the new BMW M5. That means 552bhp and 501lb ft channeled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. The car should be good for 0-62mph in less than 4.5sec and a top speed limited to 155mph.

The M6 GranCoupe’s rival, the CLS63 AMG, uses a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8. It has more power than the BMW’s latest charger with 518bhp, while torque is also slightly higher at 516lb ft.

The new M6 GranCoupe will essentially be a lower, even more focused version of the new M5. The roofline is lower than the M5 and the GranCoupe has a more slippery silhouette than its standard four-door sibling. A lower centre of gravity should also make it an even greater dynamic proposition than M’s staple saloon.

The spy pictures reveal a predictably muscular exterior for the GranCoupe. It gets the trademark M quad exhausts and large black twin five spoke alloys that hide what’s believed to be carbon ceramic brake discs.

The styling will also be much more aggressive than the handsome 6-series GranCoupe donor car, featuring the M body kit that includes a new front bumper, wider sills and a rear diffuser.

The new 6-series GranCoupe is still around four months away from its showroom debut. The M6 version is tipped to be launched in 2013. It will be beaten to market by the two-door M6, which will be revealed this year.

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17 January 2012

The 6 GranCoupè is heavier than same-engined 5series, so no great news considering the M5 is already quite heavy.

Considering the already high prices of the 650 GranCoupè in Germany the M version would be way more expensive than the M5

17 January 2012

[quote matsoc]Considering the already high prices of the 650 GranCoupè in Germany the M version would be way more expensive than the M5[/quote]

I'd guess they've done their market research and have probably concluded that there is still a market for the car, even at an inflated price.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

17 January 2012

[quote matsoc]

The 6 GranCoupè is heavier than same-engined 5series, so no great news considering the M5 is already quite heavy.

Considering the already high prices of the 650 GranCoupè in Germany the M version would be way more expensive than the M5

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Makes you wonder why, when BMW reduced the weight of the new bread & butter 3-series compared with the outgoing model, they couldn't/wouldn't do the same with the sporty 6-series!

17 January 2012

Not that I loved him - but please for this model bring back Bangle. This one shown is so pisspoor - only the arse end does it justice, side on it could be a Passat, front on? well I know that here in Russia sticking a set of kidney's on the nose of a Lada is popular but I dodnt expect the factory to take up this option

507

17 January 2012

The differnce in weight is only 35kg, and compensated for on the whole by slightly lower wind resistance.

More exciting is the 650dxDrive offering 0-60mph in 4,4seconds and over 50mpg.

17 January 2012

Im sure it will be a good rival to the CLS63, i find the 6 series a bit plain to look at when i compare it to the CLS. Could have done with a bit less weight to... I think this car is almost too big to be a B road thrasher i definitly feel its more of a GT car than a sports car.

18 January 2012

I actually really like the look of it - But would I choose one over the CLS? Probably not.

18 January 2012

[quote Autocar]These are the exclusive first spy pictures of the new BMW M6 GranCoupe.[/quote] well, aside from the pics that were doing the rounds literally months ago of the same motor in its minimal swirly fablon disguise when it was pictured parked outside M divisions facility.

Guess that's what happens when you take a story and images from another presumably unverified source and slap your own logos on it.

Scoop!

18 January 2012

[quote Autocar]These are the exclusive first spy pictures of the new BMW M6 GranCoupe. The new high-performance version of BMW’s luxury new four-door swoopy saloon will give BMW a rival to the potent Mercedes CLS63 AMG.

Power for the new M6 GranCoupe will come from the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 in the exact same specification as found in the new BMW M5. That means 552bhp and 501lb ft channeled to... Read the full article[/quote] I normally like BMW's , but this is one for Uncle Sam's crowd.

Peter Cavellini.

14 March 2012

So.. BMW - 552bhp and 501lb ft

"The M6 GranCoupe’s rival, the CLS63 AMG, uses a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8. It has more power than the BMW’s latest charger with 518bhp, while torque is also slightly higher at 516lb ft."

So the BMW has 552BHP and the Mercedes has more power at 518BHP?

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