Report: BMW reportedly confirms M6 Gran Coupe is on the way by 2014

The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe has been making quite a statement, as it’s BMW’s first foray into the “four-door coupe” segment, finally taking on the industry leading Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. That said, because the 6-Series Gran Coupe is virtually nothing more than an elongated 6-Series with two extra frameless doors and the same heavily raked roofline, it was not unreasonable to predict that BMW would produce an M version.

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That said, word is from CARandDRIVER that BMW has just confirmed the M version of the 6-Series Gran Coupe, which would most likely be called the M6 Gran Coupe.

Of course, taking after the new M5 and the M6, the M6 Gran Coupe will be powered by the brand’s twin-turbocharged V8 mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. BMW did not disclose whether the M6 Gran Coupe will come with a traditional manual or not, despite the fact that US-market is getting a manual M5 with the M6 receiving one as well.

Refresher: The 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is be available in the United States in three models including the 640i Gran Coupe, 650i Gran Coupe and the 650i xDrive Gran Coupe. The BMW 640i Gran Coupe is be powered by a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine making 315-hp at 5,800 to 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 330 lb-ft between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. That allows 0 to 62 mph to come in just 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The 650i Gran Coupe models are powered by a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 making 445-hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 480 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

Pricing can’t be on the cheap side as the 6-Series Gran Coupe already commands a pretty hefty $76,895. Expect the M6 Gran Coupe to fetch an extra $10,000 to $15,000 extra. The M6 Gran Coupe is expected to go on sale in 2013 as a 2014 model.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: CARandDRIVER


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