The BMW M6 Gran Coupe was spotted in India ahead of its launch which takes place on April 3 (Thursday). The performance-oriented four-door coupe was shown first at the Detroit Motor Show of 2013, following which BMW showcased the car at the Auto Expo last month.
Power for the M6 Gran Coupe comes from the same engine seen on the BMW M5. The 4.4-liter V8 features BMWs Twin Scroll and Twin-Turbocharging technology and produces 560 hp between 6,000-7,000 rpm and 680 Nm of torque between 1,500-5,750 rpm. The drive is transmitted via a 7-speed M double-clutch gearbox to the rear wheels.
Coming to numbers, the M6 Gran Coupe can do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.2 seconds while the top-speed is limited to 250 km/h (optionally increased to 305 km/h). BMW claims the M6 Gran Coupe will return 10.1 km/l in the EU driving cycle.
The M6 Gran Coupe will be pricier than the 6 Series Gran Coupe (which is priced between INR 1.07 - 1.19 crores ex-Showroom). Like the 6-er Gran Coupe, the M6 will be brought into India as a CBU (Completely Built-up Unit) product.
The M6 Gran Coupe will compete with the Audi RS 7 in India. While the Audi is down on displacement (its powered by a 4.0-liter engine), it matches the BMW on power producing exactly 560 hp. The RS 7 is quicker on paper taking just 3.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km/h.
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