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BMW M6 Gran Coupe Officially Unveiled

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Having a tug-of-war over whether or not calling something a four-door coupe is even reasonable is a waste of time, but the M6 Gran Coupe most certainly isn’t.

 

BMW officially unveiled the car ahead of its in-person debut during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show after photos leaked earlier this week. With 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, this car has the most powerful engine ever mated to one of BMW’s M Division vehicles.

What’s more impressive is that the 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 offers peak torque from 1,500 rpm all the way to 5,750. It’s right at that point when the engine’s peak horsepower takes over, thrusting the car to its 7,200 rpm redline. All that power will be translated through a seven-speed M-Double Clutch transmission.

For the first time, BMW will also offer the M5 and M6 family with optional carbon ceramic brakes to give the cars even more stopping power than the already-powerful standard brake system can.

Those brake sit inside unique 20-inch wheels which come wrapped in high-performance summer tires. The car is further distinguished by a carbon fiber composite roof panel.

Switch from outside to in, and the expectedly well-appointed interior is also present. Alcantara covers the headliner and M6 badging helps distinguish the cabin. The car also gets exclusive carbon fiber trim to match the roof and an iDrive 10.2-inch iDrive display — all of which is standard equipment.

Pricing and options details aren’t available yet, but BMW says it will release more information in the coming months.

See more photos of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe at AutoGuide.com