Blending a tasteful yet aggressive design with extraordinary performance, the M6 is a sexy beast indeed. Power comes from a 560-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 mated to a seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual.Offered as a coupe or convertible, one might not expect such brutish power in what is a comfortable and cosseting car, but that’s exactly why we like it.
Despite being more agile than the 6-series, the steering and the brakes lack the feedback needed to make the M6 a proper sports car
- Price-1.8 Crores (EMI starts at 3,28,838/- )
- Top Speed-155 mph
- Horse power-560 hp
- 0-60-4 sec
- Seating Capacity-4 seater
- Engines-4395 cc, Petrol, 560 bhp @ 6000 RPM power
- Gearboxes-8-speed, Automatic, Rear Wheel Drive
- Steering-Power steering
BMW M6 COLOURS:
BMW M6 is available/sold in the following colours in India
- Alpine White
- Silver Stone
- Space Grey
- Black Sapphire
- Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect
- Sakhir Orange
- San Marino Blue
ENGINES,PERFORMANCE AND DRIVE:
For a car that weighs almost two tonnes, the M6 Gran Coupe handles brilliantly. The Active M differential shuffles torque across the rear axle to the wheel with the most grip, which helps the car place its 552bhp and massive 680Nm of torque on to the road.
Even so, on wet tarmac it troubles the traction control, although the system cuts power smoothly and never stops the M6 from feeling savagely quick.
With crisp shifts, the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox is fantastic, and the engine itself is packed with character.
It’s smooth and quick to rev, and sounds fantastic between 6,000 and 7,000rpm. Plus, every full-throttle upchange comes with a growling exhaust note.
Problem is, the M6 is so fast that it’s hard to give it free rein on the road without breaking the speed limit. The 0-62mph sprint takes just 4.2 seconds but if you want to go even faster there’s the Competition Pack upgrade which now boost engine power by 40 horses to 592bhp while torque is up to a cool 700NM.
There’s a slightly over-complex range of adjustment, but the BMW allows you to change the engine, dampers and steering independently across three settings, while the dual-clutch box has three shift speeds.
We found that Sport was the sweet spot for the engine and steering, but the damping is best in Comfort, where the M6 becomes a reasonably effective cruiser.
MPG,CO2 AND RUNNING COSTS:
Like any big V8, the M6 isn’t going to be cheap to run.And while for 2015 BMW has improved the efficiency slightly they are so marginal not to matter.Still economy is 28.5mpg isn’t as bad as it could be for a car with this much performance though CO2 emissions of 231g/km, means it sits in the 35 per cent company car tax bracket, which means a higher-band earner will pay £13,553 a year in tax.
For private buyers, residual values are a big concern. Our experts predict the M6 Gran Coupe will lose over £5,000 over three years, but then the retained value, is still almost identical to an Audi RS7 Sportback. Group 50 insurance means more big bills. Fixed-price servicing makes it easy to budget for maintenance, but you can expect to spend plenty of money on fuel.
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