Gurgaon, India 03 April, 2014: The ultimate four-door high performance sports coupé, was launched in India today at the new BMW Group Training Centre. The all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé is available at BMW dealerships across India as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) unit from today onwards.
|Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupe|
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India calls it “seemingly unstoppable, compellingly sporty, with a singular presence.” He adds, “The all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé does not follow conventional rules, it sets new standards. What makes it particularly extraordinary is its combination of superior elegance with the comfort and functionality of a four-door saloon and its prowess as a top-class high-performance sports car. With its dynamic expression and luxurious appearance, it is not just the most attractive coupé in its class, it also provides the best everyday usability.”
The new flagship of BMW M, it combines high-performance refinement with captivating aesthetics, an opulent ambience and a comfortably-sized cabin with ample space even for rear passengers. The all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé is available in a petrol variant at an all India ex-showroom price of INR 17,540,000 (ex-showroom prices).
The new BMW M6 Gran Coupé will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in as many as eight metallic paintworks: Black Sapphire, Silverstone, Space Grey, San Marino Blue, Sakhir Orange, Havanna, Singapore Grey and Imperial Blue Brilliant Effect.
The front design is dominated by large air inlets, adaptive LED headlights and the redesigned double-slat M kidney grille in chrome with M6 badge. The low roofline flowing smoothly into the rear, the swage line and side windows extending well into the C-pillars accentuate the dynamically stretched silhouette. The exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design underline the car’s distinctive appearance, as does the twin exhaust tailpipes positioned on the outer edges of the rear apron. The diffuser in the rear apron, crafted from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), optimises under-body airflow.
The interior presents a compelling combination of elegance and uncompromising driver-orientated ergonomics. The latest M cockpit technology has striking features such as the multifunction M leather steering wheel; the M centre console, which is inclined slightly towards the driver, has controls for different M driving dynamics systems and the instrument cluster display. Standard M seats with electric adjustment already promise optimum comfort, while M multifunction active seats with climate control are available on request.
Another highlight is the roof, made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), which is a unique feature in this segment. The extremely lightweight design provides superior torsional stiffness and reduces weight by 25 kilogrammes compared to that of a conventional glass sunroof. A through-loading hatch and 60:40-split folding rear seatback provide an excellent everyday usability.
The M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine is the most powerful of all the standard BMW engines and is distinguished by its enormous performance, outstanding power delivery, running smoothness and free-revving character. The 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology combines two TwinScroll turbochargers with Valvetronic, Double-VANOS and High Precision Injection to develop an output of 412 kW/560 hp and an impressive torque of 680 Nm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/hr takes 4.2 seconds and top speed is 250 km/h.
The seven-speed M Double Clutch transmission with Drivelogic ensures fast gearshifts without loss of power. State-of-the-art safety features provides maximum support in any situation with six air bags, Active M Differential, M Dynamic Damper Control, M Dynamic mode, M Compound Brakes, Active Protection with Attention Assist and Active headrests (front). Other features include two M Drive buttons on the steering wheel for pre-programmed configurations for either a sporty or a comfortable drive.
With BMW EfficientDynamics, the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé sets benchmark when it comes to the performance-to-fuel-consumption ratio equipped with a comprehensive technology package including features such as Intelligent Lightweight Construction, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering, 50:50 Weight Distribution and many other innovative technologies.
The all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé has a plethora of BMW ConnectedDrive driver assist systems and services. These include the next generation of BMW iDrive (the on-board Driver Information System) with touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional (integrated Global Positioning System – GPS) with 10.2 inch colour display with 3D maps, full-colour BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific views, Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB devices, high-end Surround Sound system from Bang & Olufsen and BMW Apps. Park Distance Control (PDC) rear and front along with rear view camera come as standard features in the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupé.
A monster of a machine, this one is sure to rule the road wherever it goes.