We have been in attendance at the 40 Years of M event at the Nurburgring for the past few days. Besides all the awesome M cars here for driving and ogling (more on those later), BMW M brought out a special treat sneak peek during M Night – the BMW M6 Gran Coupe! Also revealed at the event was the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition Coupe.
Though technical details were not provided at the sneak preview, it will obviously be powered by the same S63Tu engine from the F10 M5, F12 M6 convertible, and F13 M6 coupe, likely with the same output (560hp). A 7 speed DCT transmission will be available and no word yet on a possible manual option.
As seen in its most recent spy pics, the M6 Gran Coupe features the same sculpted carbon fiber roof as the M6 coupe and also an aggressive new wheel style which hover over the gold carbon ceramic brakes. It also has a carbon fiber diffuser lip not present on the M6 coupe/convertible. As expected, the M6 Gran Coupe bears the same front, rear, and sideskirt styling as the M6 coupe, as well as sharing the same double-slat kidney grilles with M6 badge.
The M6 Gran Coupe will have its public premiere at the 2013 NAIAS (Detroit auto show) in January and hit dealerships in the Fall of 2013 as a 2014 model year.
Enough talk, onto the pics of the M6 Gran Coupe and M Night!