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BMW M6 Gran Coupé in the driving report: Dynamic luxury temptation

Hans-Dieter Seufert
BMW M6 Gran Coupé in the driving report
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E s there is a parallel out there World, whose residents a BMW M5 appears too mundane, looks too much of utility. For these people, the Bavarians are now launching the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, a variant of the M6 ​​two-door model with M5 technology that is 113 millimeters longer in the wheelbase, especially the 4.4-liter V8. Two turbochargers press 560 hp and a maximum torque of 680 Newton meters from the aluminum engine, which are passed on to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. Since so much steam can hardly be managed without electronics, the developers let off steam.

Woe if it is focused

What does that mean for the driver? Well, that he has to choose between three modes for ESP, shift speed as well as throttle, steering and damper characteristics. Well, it can, because the BMW M6 Gran Coupé naturally drives off as soon as the start button is pressed and the selector lever is tipped in the direction of D. And then the four-door model pretends to be a completely normal car, albeit with a deep voice and tight chassis tuning. At the traffic lights, he stops the engine, otherwise shifts to seventh gear early, reducing fuel consumption to below ten L /100 km. Meanwhile, the occupants can enjoy the loving attention to detail in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, play with the excellent (and expensive) infotainment system and search for the best possible seating comfort. At the rear, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé lacks a bit of headroom (no surprise), at the front due to the bulging backrest a little bit of comfort (very likely a surprise).

And then the time comes to focus everything. Now the direct injection hums in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé a little more angrily, but remains free of eight-cylinder roar and instead throws clean, naturally aspirated arias. This does not change even when it is fully turned out - and it can turn up to 7,200 rpm, to be precise. As a matter of course, the engine pushes the almost two-ton BMW M6 Gran Coupé forward, or better: hurls it towards the horizon like an Olympic hammer thrower. Thanks to Launch Control, it cracks the 100 km /h mark from a standstill in 4.1 seconds, and breaks the 200 km /h barrier after 12.4 seconds.

BMW M6 Gran Coupé is amazingly agile

The force of acceleration in the BMW M6 GranCoupé disturbs, leaves you speechless, but also gives an idea of ​​what can happen when cornering quickly. Indeed: Despite 295 millimeters wide 20-inch rear wheels and a mechanical differential lock, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé wedges cheerfully on all surfaces that are more wavy than a window pane, and quickly crashes into the suspension line of the ESP. And when it is wet? Phew, stay away from all buttons. Apart from that, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé drives flaky and agile for its mass and size, the steering offers good feedback, and the transmission changes gears before the driver even registers the impact. They have to be happy people who live out there in the parallel world.

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