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2012-12-28 08:23

BIGGER AND BETTER: The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will be shown to the public for the first time at the Detroit auto show in January 2013.

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2012 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

2012-12-18 09:37

2012 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

MUNICH, Germany - The BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the third model in the prestigious M6 line-up, will be presented to the public for the first time at the Detroit auto show in January 2013.

The sleek four-seater supercar is said to rival a Porsche Panamera Turbo or Audi RS7. It carries a price tag (in Europe) equivalent to about R1.4-million, similar to the R1.4-million you’ll spend on an M6 convertible in South Africa.

REVERED M BADGE

The M6 is the uprated version of the 6 Series GranCoupe, (R882 000 in SA) which has a number of styling cues designed to distinguish the cars with the revered M badge from the humbler versions.

The front bumper is deeper and the signature kidney grille has been altered. Widened wheel arches, a wider track and deeper sills give the car a more assertive look.

Motive power comes from a 4.4-litre, V8, turbocharged engine which provides 418kW and 0-100km/h in 4.2sec and top speed is quoted as limited to 250km/h but buyers can opt for a package which allows the car to reach 305km/h.

Fuel consumption on the European test cycle is around 10 litres/100km with CO2 emissions at 232g/km.

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