The M6 Gran Coupe differs from its Gran Coupe family members extensively and features larger brakes, larger alloy wheels, flared wheel arches, more aggressive side skirts and different mirrors. The carbon fiber roof is the final highlight on the exterior setup.
The engine, suspension and steering are similar to the other two versions in the M6 family. The engine is a 4.4 liter V8 with two turbochargers producing an output of 560hp and a maximum torque of 680Nm. The engine is linked to a seven-speed automatic. The performance is converted to the road via the rear wheels and BMW’s smart active rear differential.
The steering has been upgraded to a variable-rate and variable-assist hydraulic rig and the Drive Dynamic Control toggle selector offers the driver an opportunity to personalise shift speed, throttle response, the stability control program and steering feedback.
On the inside, the customer gets the usual interior refinements with M Power goodies and two M buttons on the M steering wheel.
The public debut of the M6 Gran Coupe is unknown at this moment. The NAIAS in January seems most likely, but also the Geneva Motor Show in March or the Shanghai Motor Show in April are options. The market launch follows in mid 2013.