Nearing the end of its life, the M6 Gran Coupe is still competitive among other four-door performance sedans thanks to a brilliant 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Producing 552 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, the M6 provides true M-car performance and will hit 60 mph in only 4.1 seconds. Rear-wheel-drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission are standard, while a six-speed manual is a no-cost option for true purists.
The alluring exterior features 20-inch M double-spoke wheels in gloss black, along with the traditional quad exhaust pipes (in a chrome finish) at the back. Merino leather upholstery, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and power-adjustable seats are just a few of the highlights to be found in the stylish, beautifully constructed cabin.
Available in just one trim, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe has an MSRP of $119,900, with the price excluding tax, registration, and a $995 destination and handling charge. While a dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard, a six-speed manual is a no-cost option.
Four main packages are available, along with a host of standalone optional features that allow for a high level of customization for the M6. The cheapest package is the Parking Assistance Package at $500; this adds side and top-view cameras. The Driving Assistance Package is $1,700 and bundles together several driver-assist safety technologies like active blind-spot detection and lane departure warning. For $5,000, the Executive Package ups the luxury feel with many premium interior additions like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, power sunshades, and a Bang and Olufsen sound system.
Performance enthusiasts will need to find an extra $7,000 to take advantage of the Competition Pack, although the upgrades are noteworthy. Not only does this package increase the power output by 40 hp, but there are also unique wheels, an enhanced suspension setup, a faster steering system and a sport exhaust with tailpipes finished in black chrome. A less expensive performance upgrade is the $2,500 M Driver's Package, although this is exclusive to the manual variant. It raises the top speed to 190 mph and includes a day of high-performance driver training at one of BMW's performance centers.
Interesting standalone options are night vision with pedestrian detection ($2,300) and M carbon ceramic brakes ($9,250).
If you want the fastest BMW M car, you'd go for the M5 or even the new M850i - both hit 60 mph faster than the M6 Gran Coupe. For this reason, we'd suggest steering clear of the expensive performance upgrades and instead going for the indulgent Executive Package along with full Merino leather. These additions make the gorgeous M6 Gran Coupe feel truly special, and you'll still be able to enjoy what is one of the fastest BMW models currently available.