AutoBlog drives 2014 BMW M6 GranCoupe

The people over at AutoBlog had the opportunity to test drive the 2014 BMW M6 GranCoupe. This is the largest M model currently offered by the Bavarian automaker and has a weight distribution of 52.3 : 47.7 percent.

The car tested was riding on 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport run-flat tires and managed to feel very comfortable in terms of handling, while the stopping power came from the optional ceramic composite brake discs which cost an extra 9,000 USD.

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AutoBlog reports the M6 GranCoupe is an interesting model in this segment and they are curious to find out how it compares to rivals such as the Audi RS7. The M6 GranCoupe will be available in the United States next month. To those interested in this model, it benefits from a three-mode M DCT Drivelogicshift program which allows the driver to save a particular setup which can be accessed later on very easily by the simple touch of a button.

The M6 GranCoupe also benefits from hydraulic steering system, while around the M gearshift you’ll find a wide variety of dynamic functions to play with, such as shift mapping, steering, traction, suspension and others as well. It is important to note the vehicle rides on an adaptive M Sport suspension featuring an Active M differential.

It might not be as fun as lighter, more nimble BMW M models, but the M6 GranCoupe is one of the sleekest-looking and powerful four-door coupes out there, being able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.1 seconds. This is done thanks to its powerful twin-turbo engine rated at 553 bhp and 502 lb-ft of torque, linked to a dual-clutch, automatic 7-speed M gearbox which enables the car to hit a top speed of 190 mph when fitted with the optional M Driver’s Package.

Needless to say, all these come at a steep price as the 2014 BMW M6 GranCoupe has a starting price of 115,195 USD with all taxes included, making it 4,650 USD more expensive than the regular M6 Coupe.

For the full review, check out the source link below.

Source: AutoBlog.com

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