BMW Australia, yesterday, officially launched the BMW M6 Gran Coupé and its four door goodness. Despite being at some dealers for well over a month. Moving on though. You now have an M6 Coupé, Convertible and Gran Coupé. So the line-up is completed and there’s a M6 that should meet your needs.
Some will say, if you wanted a four door, you should have bought a M5. It the same number of doors, same engine and power, and more space in the boot. However, it doesn’t share the lines of the M6 Gran Coupé, or the beautiful interior.
In case you aren’t up to date on your M5/M6 engines, the M6 Gran Coupé packs an M TwinPower Turbo V8. This produces 412kW of power and an impressive 680Nm of torque early in the rev range at 1,500rpm. We know the sound of the M6 Coupé and this engine sings at full pelt.
Of course the power output is nothing unless it can translate it into speed and the M6 Gran Coupé can hit 100km/h in 4.2 seconds, which matches that of the Coupé with the M Double Clutch transmission. This means that you have one quick four door.
It comes as no surprise that almost everything has been tuned by M Division, and there is carbon fibre, aluminium and thermo plastic components in all places which would increase weight and do nothing for fuel economy.
Speaking of fuel economy, for large ‘Coupé’ four dour, the M6 Gran Coupé achieves a respectable 9.9litres/100km. In addition to impressive fuel economy for a sub-4.5 second car, there’s the array of BMW technologies including the highly useful Head-Up Display, lane change and lane departure warning systems, surround view, and of course parking sensors on the front and back. Another feature that tops off this list is the Adaptive LED Headlights, and for those who haven’t experienced these lights before. You’ll never know how you drove at night without them before.
Pricing for the BMW M6 Gran Coupé in Australia will be $299,500 plus the usual taxes, which means a new one off the showroom floor will set you back a touch over $300,000. It isn’t the cheapest car around, but when it comes to a sports car like this, your next impressive comparison would be a Maserati Quattroporte at $298,800 plus taxes.
We’ll let you decide between the Maserati and the BMW. We’ll have to wait and see what these two are like head to head.