BMW M6 Gran Coupé 

  • $169k built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 552 HP 4.4L
  • 189 mph
 
That means an identical 552bhp output, the peak delivered flat from 6000rpm to 7000rpm, and sent to the rear axle through the familiar seven-speed DCT twin-clutch transmission.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
We’d never deny the star status of BMW M’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, but in the Gran Coupe it’s not been changed in any significant way over the existing M5 and M6.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé

Top speed

M6 Gran Coupé
189 mph
Model S
130 mph
760Li M Sports
155 mph

Data points Key details of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé

Price

M6 Gran Coupé
$169k
M5 (E60)
$81k

Horsepower

M6 Gran Coupé
552 HP
BMW Z8
394 HP

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Body style

You sit far lower in the Gran Coupe than in the M5, with your frontal view limited by the same massive A-pillars.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
Other changes over the regular Gran Coupe are limited to the usual M-ificiation.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
Like the M6 coupe, the Gran Coupe gets a roof made from glass reinforced carbonfibre, plus an underfloor diffuser made from the same material, and charged with keeping it stuck to the ground at speed.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Powertrain

Such is the engine’s torque that, despite the choice of seven ratios, you can tackle pretty much all a typical ‘A’ or ‘B’ road could throw at you using just third and fourth gears.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
The engine map can be toggled between ‘economy’, ‘sport’ and ‘sport plus’, the adaptable dampers and steering both between ‘comfort’, ‘sport’ and ‘sport plus.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
The twin-turbocharged V8 spools up without any lag and progress is relentless from around 2000rpm until the limiter calls time at 7200rpm.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Performance

In performance terms, they are so negligible as to be effectively undetectable without recourse to timing gear.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
Performance is as towering as in the M5 and M6: the Gran Coupe can smash speed limits with the sort of effortless disdain you suspect would play very badly as an excuse in the magistrates’ court.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Interior

The cabin feels is snug for driver and front seat passenger, but its not excessively tight.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)
Getting subjective, the Gran Coupe also seems to let marginally more road and wind noise into its cabin than the M5 when set to a 100mph Autobahn cruise.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Handling

Chassis settings feel slightly softer, certainly with the dampers in ‘comfort’ mode, but grip levels and the car’s dynamic balance – with huge grip and the potential for huge oversteer if you’ve taken the brave pills - are effectively identical between the three cars.
by EVO (Apr, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Price $168,728
Type of car Production car
Year 2013

design

Chief designer Nader Faghihzadeh

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.81:1
  2. 2: 2.59:1
  3. 3: 1.7:1
  4. 4: 1.28:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.84:1
  7. 7: 0.67:1
Axle ratio 3.08:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241
Rear wheels 508/? 267

road tests

Top speed 189 mph
Drag coefficient 0.33

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.79 lb/hp
Maximum hp 552 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 501 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,395 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,300 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 54.8 in
Length 4 in
Front track width 64.2 in
Wheelbase 116.7 in
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