BMW has revealed that the third model to wear the M6 badge after the coupe and the convertible is the four-door Gran Coupe executive sedan.
The front of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is dominated by its large air intakes, standard adaptive LED headlights, and an M-badged chrome kidney grille. The low roofline flows smoothly into the rear with the character line and side windows extending well into the C-pillars, accentuating the dynamically stretched silhouette.
Prominently flared wheel arches enhance the car's wide track, which is specific to the M6 Gran Coupe. The characteristic M gills, aerodynamically optimized exterior mirrors, high-gloss Shadow Line, and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels underline the car's distinctive appearance. The twin exhaust tailpipes positioned on the outer edges of the rear apron are another M signature, while the carbon-fiber diffuser integrated into the rear apron optimizes airflow along the car's underbody.
The lightweight and strong high-tech material is used in the roof as well, with the visible structure providing an eye-catching feature. Inside, the double-curve roof profile is mirrored with an anthracite-colored Alcantara headliner separated by a central section in leather.
The M Sport seats for the driver and the passenger come as standard, as does the extended Merino leather upholstery. The rear seats, comprising of two adult seats and one occasional-use seat, have backrests that can split and fold down in a 40:60 ratio to increase trunk capacity from 460L to as much as 1,265L.
Powering the M6 Gran Coupe is a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 560hp and 680Nm of torque, allowing it to sprint from zero to 100kph in 4.2 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250kph. Taking care of the power transfer is a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic system.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will officially go on sale on May 25, 2013.