M6 GRAN COUPE
Starting from £97,980
Individually the details are impressive, combined they are mind blowing: The BMW M6 Gran Coupé is much more than a perfectly tuned mix of high-performance technologies. It is the embodiment of the experience and craftsmanship of BMW M engineers, with a spirited, majestic character that you really have to experience for yourself. Preferably in one of the five perfectly contoured seats – and, if you wish, surrounded by the finest materials from the BMW Individual Collection.
Exterior designFrom every angle, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé is unique. The front air inlets hint at the car's sporty personality, supplying plenty of fresh air to the powerful engine. This engine sits behind the behind the iconic M kidney grille with chrome-plated double slats. The distinctive crease line begins directly behind the M gill air inlets. It runs across powerfully flared wheel arches to the muscular rear section, which provides the frame for the characteristic M twin tailpipes. Like the roof, the diffuser is made of lightweight carbon. The Pure Metal Silver paint finish further enhances the appearance of the BMW M6 Gran Coupé: This exceptional BMW Individual option catches the eye, giving the vehicle a liquid metal-like appearance.
Interior designWhen you open any of the four doors, the door sill finisher sports the distinctive M logo. And as you sit down in one of the five perfectly contoured seats, the main feeling is of exclusivity, as every detail you see exudes expert craftsmanship. As an optional extra, passengers can be surrounded with the very finest materials from the BMW Individual Collection: The optional fine-grain leather 'Merino' Platinum trim indulges the senses with an exceptionally soft touch. This commitment to quality is consistent throughout the interior, for example in the BMW Individual interior trims in Piano Finish Black as well as the headlining in Alcantara anthracite.
But one seat in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé is always the most popular: the driver's. With perfect ergonomics, the traditionally driver-orientated cockpit is the perfect place to be for both lengthy trips and fast laps. And to enable the driver to keep an eye on everything, the optional full-colour Head-up Display projects all key details directly onto the windscreen.
Carbon roofAs part of BMW's intelligent lightweight construction, the roof - made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) - helps to reduce the car's mass, and lowers its centre of gravity. The reduced shifting in the wheel load results in increased agility and dynamics when driving through curves, and optimised tyre use when accelerating and braking.
The carbon roof's striking contours emphasise the M design's dynamic lines. The visible CFRP fibre structure displays the complex multilayer construction of the roof-shell, which, like the windscreen, is attached to the body with special adhesive technology.
The aerodynamically optimised M exterior mirrors have been icons of the sporty, dynamic design of the M line for decades. Attached to the body by a double-bridge designed base, they underscore the beautiful aesthetics of the car and convey a sense of precision engineering, lending additional character, dynamics and aerodynamic details to the sides.
Seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic
The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovation specially designed for BMW’s M high-revving engines. It comes with traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as Auto Start-Stop. It can be controlled either automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the M leather steering wheel or the gear selector in the centre console.
The M double-clutch transmission makes it possible to change gears extremely quickly without an interruption in tractive force. This is due to two subtransmissions, each with its own clutch, which continuously relay the power of the engine to the wheels by overlapping the clutches. The gear shift strategy is also optimised with the help of existing navigation data – the M double-clutch transmission, for example, downshifts proactively ahead of bends. The additional Launch Control function, which allows maximum acceleration from a standing start, offers an extremely dynamic driving experience: shifting gears at high speed is possible without using the clutch, and without any interruption in the power delivery.
Regardless of whether the driver selects the automatic ("D" mode) or manual ("S" mode) mode, Drivelogic always offers three shifting options: extremely sporty, comfortable and efficient.
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