BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

  April 15, 2014


Finally, BMW has launched its new M Range flagship model, the M6 Gran Coupe in India. The car aims to take high performance luxury cars in our car market to the next level. BMW will sell this car via the CBU route through its all dealerships across India. Unlike most high performance sports coupes, the M6 also offers great comfort and space for passengers as well, which makes it a practical option at a whopping price of INR 1.75 crores (ex-showroom).

Powertrain & Performance

The M6 Gran Coupe debuts with the most powerful engine ever produced by BMW. The car is available with only one 4.4 litre, V8 petrol engine offering a tremendous amount of power and performance. This eight cylinder engine comprises of the M TwinPower Turbo Technology featuring twin scroll turbochargers with Valvetronic and High precision Injection resulting in meaty power and torque outputs of 560 bhp and 680 Nm respectively. This engine is equipped with an M double clutch, seven speed automatic transmission that works with the engine to reach a top speed of 250 kph. This engine is a pre-programmed for two different modes, sporty and a comfortable drive which can be chosen by M drive buttons placed on its steering wheel. Thanks to its light weight, powerful engine and accurate gearshifts, the M6 Gran Coupe does 0-100 kph in only 4.2 seconds; making it one of the fastest sports cars in India. BMW also offers this car with Drivelogic, including low speed assistance system with crawl function especially for city traffic conditions and automatic Park function. The paddle shift system of the M6 further allows you to shift gears without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal giving you the feel of a race car.

Build & Styling

The M6 Grand Coupe has all the basic M specific characteristics like LED headlights, a redesigned chrome M kidney grille and large air inlets in its styling. The sharp and elongated body lines, big badging and double spoke 20 inch alloy wheels all add to its aggressive and dynamic presence. Extended rear windows merge into its C-pillar and sloping roofline which looks magnificent when seen from either side and hints towards the time spent by BMW in order to make it look as aerodynamic as possible. The CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) diffuser at the rear apron and roof is also a distinctive characteristic of this M car reducing its weight for enhanced performance. As far as interior styling is concerned, the car has M seats with electrical settings, multifunctional leather steering wheel, instrument cluster and M central console with optional climate control and multifunctional active seats. The M6 Gran Coupe comes with premium features like next gen BMW iDrive (information system) with touch controller, Bang & Olufsen surround system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity with a 10.2 inch screen, BMW Navigation Professional (with integrated GPS), 3D maps, BMW Heads-Up Display with M-specific views and front and rear camera with BMW Apps and Park Distance control system. Apart from these, it also has high end safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, active M differential, M dynamic damper control, M compound brakes and active protection with attention assist. Apart from the non-metallic white colour, BMW also offers this car in eight different shades.


This is certainly for the first time that such a practical sports coupe is available in India offering you high end styling, features and performance. The practicality of having four passengers along with flexible 60:40 folding rear seats improves its daily usability and gives it an advantage over all other coupes. The M6 Gran Coupe is surely one of the finest cars ever produced by BMW.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Performance
    • Practicality
    • Space
  • Cons

    • Available only with a petrol engine