Report: M version of BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe in the works

Despite being very late to the punch, BMW shocked the world with the introduction of their first ever Mercedes-Benz CLS fighter, the new 6-Series GranCoupe. And of course, knowing BMW’s trends and their resourceful M-Division, we couldn’t help but ponder about the very possibility of an M version. Of course, by now, we would assume that it’s inevitable. And our assumptions have apparently come true because some spy photos have hit the Interwebs and it appears BMW’s already testing an M6 GranCoupe.

Click here for our original post on the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

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Considering how tightly knit parts sharing is amongst the M-Division, it’s safe to assume that the M6 GranCoupe—or the M6 in general—will receive the new F10 M5’s twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 good for 552hp and 501 lb-ft of torque. The power will most likely be channeled through the M5’s seven-speed dual-clutch cog swapper.

So far, rumor has it that the new M6 GranCoupe will be launched in 2013 with the launch of the standard M6 preceding it.

Refresher: The 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be available in the United States in three models including the 640i Gran Coupe, which will be available early summer 2012. The 650i Gran Coupe and the 650i Gran Coupe xDrive will join the range later in the summer. The BMW 640i Gran Coupe will 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 will be 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.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCar