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.