BMW has released teaser pictures of its forthcoming M6 Gran Coupé prior to the car’s official debut at next year’s Detroit motor show.

The images show that the Gran Coupé will wear the same subtly aggressive body kit as the M6 coupé and convertible. The four-door coupé is due to go on sale in the middle of next year and will rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG and Audi S7.

The Gran Coupé will use the same 552bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the M5 and M6 coupé. Performance figures should comprise a 0-62mph time of 4.3sec and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

Prices have yet to be announced but are expected to start at just under £100,000.

Daljinder Nagra