2013 New York Auto Show: BMW M6 Gran Coupe
The latest addition to the M lineup, M6 Gran Coupe, comes to the 2013 New York Auto Show. The four-door M6 goes on sale this spring and will cost $113,000, only $3800 more than the M6 Coupe.
The M6 GC packs the S63Tü high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 412 kW/560 hp and 680 Newton metres (502 lb-ft) on tap between 1,500 and 5,750 rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm. 0-60mph is achieved in 4.1 seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph. The engine is matted to a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.
U.S. customers will also get a choice between a DCT and a manual transmission. M Ceramic brakes are also optional with a price of $9,250.
The M6 Gran Coupe will compete in the four-door coupe segment with similar offerings from Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
The 4+1 seat addition to the M6 family combines stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the M6 Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five passengers. The interior of the BMW M6 GC reveals the driver-focused cockpit design typical of the brand and a luxurious ambiance for all those on board.
The exterior colors are similar to the M6 Coupe, including the Sakhir Orange paint. Both for exterior and interior, customers have a choice between standard colors or some others from the BMW Individual catalog.
Photo gallery from New York Auto Show:
Chassis, Suspensions, Brakes
Integral rear axle, double-wishbone front axle has specific kinematics and components made from forged aluminium
Chassis mountings using large panels
M-specific version of the Dynamic Damper Control system and hydraulic variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering with the M Servotronic function
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that includes Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Brake Assistant, Brake Fade Compensation function, a Brake Drying function and Start-off Assistant.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe can also be ordered with M carbon-ceramic brakes: The brake rotors measure 16.1 inches (410 mm) in diameter at the front and 15.6 inches (396 mm) at the rear.
The M Carbon-Ceramic brakes are 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) lighter than the standard brakes
The diameter of the standard brake rotors is 15.7 inches (400 mm) at the front and 15.6 inches (396 mm) at the rear.
Two M Drive buttons which can be used to call up a pre-configured setup for the car.
M Head-Up Display
Lightweight seats with integrated belt system