Rumor: Bmw M6 Gran Coupe in the works, might get 600 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 5, 2011

There have been reports to indicate that new Bmw 6-Series Coupe and convertible will be improved further with some M Division suspension tuning, an extra 200hp or more, and some design customization. These are already excellent grand touring cars but it certainly won’t hurt to give them a boost. It has been reported that the M6 is in development. It was spied being tested at the Nurburgring several times.

It’s believed that this is the same engine that the M5 uses: the M-tuned 4.4-liter turbo V-8. A source said that this M6 will be enhanced to 600 hp. The standard M6 and M6 convertible are expected to arrive at around June 2012. There’s also a rumor that the 6-Series Gran Coupe will have its own M variant and that it may use the M6 Gran Coupe name.

Some technical elements will be shared with the M6 but there will be tuning differences for its slightly bigger structure. The M6 Gran Coupe may arrive in March 2012 at the earliest. If this is true, it may have an impact on M5 sales.

It may also be liked by a totally different segment of the high-performance luxury sedan market. BMW has been increasingly narrowing the gaps between its model line for many years but it hasn’t led to any significant improvements yet.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe has a chassis that is designed to help bring the car’s sporting characteristics to the fore and deliver extreme performance. It has the double-wishbone front axle and the integral rear axle that adheres to particular kinematics and uses forged aluminum parts. Dynamic forces pass through the body in an even manner due to the large panels used in the chassis mountings.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe has the Dynamic Damper Control system that has been modified for the M-Series as well as the hydraulic variable-ratio steering that features the M Servotronic technology. It also has a high performing compound braking system that comes as standard to all models, but you can opt for the carbon-ceramic brakes. These brakes are made of a carbon-fibre and ceramic compound. This means that the discs are able to withstand hotter temperatures while reducing the weight and increasing protection against wear and tear.

The center console of the new car has all the buttons you need to control the chassis functions and adjustable powertrain to fit your own preferences. You can choose from these independently: DSC mode, Dynamic Damper Control mapping, engine performance characteristics, M DCT Drivelogic shift program and M Servotronic responses. This flexibility means that you can set up everything according to your tastes, save your settings, and conveniently access them on the buttons you find on the steering wheel.

Equipment.

BMW M6 Gran Coupe has leather trim, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels, heated driver seats, heated front passenger seats, alarm system, the BMW Professional radio, and the automatically dimming mirrors. But you can opt for the 4-zone automatic climate control, M multiuse seats, Comfort Access, heated rear seats, the Soft Close Automatic for its doors, heated steering wheel, the new Professional navigation system, sun blinds, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Topics: bmw, bmw m6, gran coupe

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