The M6 is BMW's high-performance version of its 6 Series line. It has more aggressive M-specific styling cues and is powered by a turbocharged V-8 engine. The M6 is available as a coupe, soft-top convertible or as a coupelike four-door, dubbed Gran Coupe. All have rear-wheel drive. The M6 competes with the Porsche 911 and Audi R8.
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New for 2015
The standard navigation system now includes a touchpad for the iDrive controller, and a Harman Kardon premium stereo is now standard.
The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
- M6 models get a more aggressive lower front bumper, revised rear bumper and quad exhaust tips
- 19-inch light-alloy wheels; 20-inch light-alloy wheels available
- Lightweight carbon fiber roof lowers coupe's center of gravity
- Twin-kidney grille has black slats
- M-style appliques in the front fenders
- Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents
- Available adaptive LED headlights
- Convertible's soft-top takes 19 seconds to open, 24 seconds to close, according to BMW
- Soft-top operates at speeds up to 25 mph
- Driver-centric dashboard layout with 10.2-inch screen that serves as the display for the iDrive system
- Merino leather upholstery
- Carbon fiber trim
- M6 lettering on the doorsills
- Two customizable M Drive buttons on the steering wheel for vehicle settings
- M Drive can alter the characteristics of the engine, steering and stability system, among others
- Available head-up display
- Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
Under the Hood
- 560-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine with 500 pounds-feet of torque; 575 hp with Competition Package
- Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
- Maximum turbo boost pressure is 21.7 pounds per square inch
- Fuel-saving stop-start technology
- Electronically controlled limited-slip Active M Differential
- Adaptive dampers and adjustable power-steering assistance
- Top speed electronically limited to 155 mph
- Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
- Side-impact airbags for the front seats
- Side curtain airbags (coupe, Gran Coupe)
- Pop-up aluminum roll bars behind rear head restraints (convertible)
- Backup camera
- Available lane departure warning
- Available blind spot warning system
- Available surround-view camera system
- Available night vision with pedestrian detection
M6 Gran Coupe
The Gran Coupe body style is equipped similarly to the other M6 versions, including the twin-turbo V-8 and choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The biggest differences are in the body style itself and the resulting interior space. From bumper to bumper, the Gran Coupe is 4.4 inches longer than the M6 coupe and 4.1 inches longer than the 5 Series sedan. The front seat dimensions are essentially the same as the coupe's, but the Gran Coupe boasts a roomier backseat with three rather than two positions.
- A new Bang & Olufsen edition of the M6 Gran Coupe comes with a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium stereo, unique design cues, and, courtesy of the Competition Package, 575 hp. Just 10 will be produced.
- 20-inch wheels
- 35.3 inches of legroom versus the coupe's 30.5 inches
- 37 inches of headroom versus 35.8 inches in the coupe
- The Gran Coupe shares the coupe's 16.2-cubic-foot trunk, which is 2.2 cubic feet larger than the 5 Series sedan's trunk
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