Energy and elegance merge together in vehicle form with the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, and its driving dynamic is one that needs to be experienced to fully appreciate BMW M engineering. The model allows five to enjoy every exhilarating mile, and it steals the show with athletic and inspiring looks.
Every single line and curve has been considered for how it enhances the visual appeal of the model, a sign of BMW's uncompromising craftsmanship. Precise folds stretch from the nose towards the tailgate, while the front is defined by a characteristic kidney grille between narrow and aggressive headlamps. Mesh inlays sit within deep air intakes across the front bumper, and the car's motorsport influence is clear. The body rests over 20-inch double-spoke alloy wheels as standard, and the carbon fibre rear diffuser splits quad exhaust pipes that sound the model's satisfying growl as you accelerate.
The interior makes an immediate impact, bringing together stitched leather for the seats, doors and dashboard with premium trim of your choice. All of this has been arranged ergonomically to help you feel in control from the moment you take to the wheel, and the centre stack has been positioned closer to the driver for instant access to all functions. Open the back two doors to reveal a spacious rear section giving ample head and legroom, which also makes the M6 Gran Coupé the practical choice.
The amount of technology included inside the vehicle will come as little surprise, as it sits towards the top of BMW's stunning model family. BMW Online Services links you to various internet functions such as weather forecasts, emails and news headlines, while BMW Teleservices allows you to arrange aftersales support from within the cabin. BMW Professional Navigation leads you to any destination via the most convenient route, and entertainment is provided by a DAB digital radio. Details of all these features are shown through the integrated 10.2-inch Control Display and selected using the intuitive iDrive Touch Controller.
One other notable piece of technology is the 4.4-litre M TwinPower turbo engine fitted beneath the bonnet. This twin-turbo charged unit responds instantly when you accelerate with torque of up to 680Nm and takes approximately 4.2 seconds to complete the 0-60mph sprint. Power output of 560bhp is also produced to help the Gran Coupé hit a top speed of 155mph. Delivering drive is a sophisticated seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic which can be left to switch gears automatically or when you choose, using gearshift paddles behind the wheel. Overlapping clutches mean little interruption to acceleration, while automatic start/stop lowers fuel consumption and emissions significantly.
This thrilling driving dynamic is all the more enjoyable knowing you are fully protected in the M6 Gran Coupé. Passive safety comes from the ultra-strong and rigid structure which places you within a protective frame. There are also a number of active systems designed to keep you out of trouble and reduce the severity of any unlikely incidents. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) works to keep you in control should the car begin to over or understeer, and with three modes you can adjust its influence to suit your style. Meanwhile, Dynamic Safety includes reactive safety measures which prepare the vehicle for an imminent collision by tightening the seatbelts, for example.
More on the magnificent M6 Gran Coupé is available when you contact Williams BMW across the North West of England. Enquire with the experts at your closest retail centre to arrange a test drive and experience the model on the road.