|The desirable BMW M6 Gran Coupe has found its way to the domestic market, courtesy of BMW Malaysia. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is co-developed in unison with the good folks at BMW M GmbH.|
Looking at the exterior, the car’s front end takes on large air intakes, adaptive LED headlights and the recognizable M Chrome kidney grille; quite typical of BMW variants. BMW’s first four-door Gran Coupé is instilled a lightweight CFRP (Carbon Fiber reinforced plastic) roof that flows from the top of the windscreen to the rear, creating a smooth flow silhouette that categorizes a Coupe. A longer wheelbase, large air inlets, stretched lines and flared wheel arches further define the M6 Gran Coupe. From the rear, the distinguishing features include characteristic M gills, aerodynamically optimized exterior mirrors and ‘M’ twin exhaust tailpipes on the outer edges of the rear apron with CFRP elements for airflow optimization. Completing the M6 Gran Coupe package is the 20-inch alloy wheels. In a quest to achieve the perfect chassis geometry, this 50:50 weight balance Gran Coupe has obtained design awards such as the Red Dot and category winner of the German Automotive Brand Contest.
Inside the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the essential highlights are M-specific circular instrument dials that illuminate white, with red indicator needles; M leather steering; Merino leather upholstery; and boot space of 460 liters and extendable up to 1,265l, with the rear seats folded down. Customary systems like; the BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, BMW ConnectedDrive, Heads-up display and Bang & Olufsen Advanced Audio, are just some of the many driver, occupants conveniences and amenities on board the premium four-door Sports performance.
Beneath the bonnet lies a 4.4-liter V8 twin-scroll turbocharger and VALVETRONIC powerplant that boost the car’s power output to a staggering 560 hp. Mated to a 7-speed M Double Clutch transmission with DriveLogic, the 4-door sports car pushes to a peak torque of 680Nm between 1,500 and 5,750rpm. This translates to a top speed of 249 km/h and a 0 – 100km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds.
Stability, braking and handling of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe rely on these incorporated features; the rear’s Active M Differential, electronically-controlled multi-disc LSD (limited-slip differential) with DSC, the front axle’s double-wishbone, M Variable Damper Control (VDC) system, hydraulic variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering with M Servotronic, and lastly, M carbon ceramic brakes & calipers.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupé is intended for a select few onwards at RM 999,800.00, minus insurance and additional charges. The M6 Gran Coupe starts sale from 6 July.