2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

Like its mechanical M5, the 2016 M6 Gran Coupe gets full M division care, at least compared to the standard 6 Series Gran Coupe. It includes a powerful V8 turbocharged with 560 horsepower (or an optional 600 hp), upgraded suspension, stronger brakes and abundant luxury.
You also get four doors, making Gran Coupe a more pragmatic choice than the M6 ​​or convertible coupe, although its claim as a five-passenger car – technically – is very strange considering the back room and the neat middle seat. hump. The M6 ​​Gran Coupe works best for families with four people, couples with minimal necessities, or sole proprietors with some good friends.
In stock, the Gran Coupe M6 amazes quickly with the size and weight of the car. Add Competition package and carbon-ceramic brakes and more, with excessive stop power and ability. Other rafts of choice – from the five-wheel design, heated rear seats, contemporary driver’s aids, interior trim, even manual transmission – offer an impressive level of personalization.
The price for all this, of course, is the price. M6 Gran Coupe has a significant premium compared to the M5, for example, although both cars operate at the same level. The M5 also has a rear seat and better luggage space. But for a blend of style, performance and the best practicality, Gran Coupe M6 is the best on the road.

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2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

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With just one trim level, the Gran Coupe M6 is a selection exercise based on priority. Maximum comfort in daily or long distance travel? Check the box for the Executive package, which adds a heated steering wheel and rear seat, ventilated front seat, rear and side window shades, and a beautiful sound system. Adrenaline addicts Click the Competition package, which adds 40 hp (600 hp total), improved steering and suspension performance, and wheel options. Want to be careful with all that power? The Driving Assistance package adds common safety aids such as blind spot monitoring and route departure alerts. We? We just choose our favorite colors (black, always black) and drive with factory features. That is good

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2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Features

BMW M6 Gran Coupe 2018 is a five-passenger luxury sedan with high performance available in one level. It stands apart visually from the other 6 Series Gran Coupes with sporty elements such as carbon fiber roofing, unique front and rear fasci, quad tailpipes, and various other equipment.
Standard features start with a 4.4 liter liter turbocharged V8 engine (560 horsepower, 500 pound-feet of torque) paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. They also include 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, limited slip differentials, automatic adaptive LED lights, LED flash and rear lights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, automatic door close doors, electric folds and automatic heaters- Dimming mirrors, Keyless entry and ignition key, automatic climate control four zones, power front seats (with heating and memory settings), leather seats, expanded leather trim, adjustable steering wheel, carbon fiber accents and rear rear backrest.

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

Also standard Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, customizable settings with drivers, BMW iDrive interface (with 10.2 inch screen), online services (including news and weather), smartphone app integration, rearview camera, voice control, navigation system, Charging Wireless devices, Wi-Fi hotspots, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound audio surround sound system with HD radio, satellite radio and USB-iPod integration.

The Gran Coupe’s Executive M6 package adds a heated steering wheel, a head-up screen (also available separately), power rear blinds, back cover, rear-view windows, an “active” rear seat, slack back seats and a rear seat slack. Bang & Olufsen 16-speaker audio system.

The Driver Assistance Plus package is equipped with a lane departure warning system, blind spot monitoring, surround-view camera system, and forward-collision warning system with pedestrian detection, while the Parking Assistance package adds side and top parking cameras.

For more power (or if you’re interested in bringing your Gran M6 Coupe to the track), you can get a Competition package that increases engine power to 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. You also get light wheels; Tuning is revised for suspension, steering and rear differential; Retuned stability control that provides a higher threshold for intervention in M ​​Dynamic mode; And finishing black chrome for tailpipes.

The M Driver package includes one full day of high-performance driver training at the BMW Performance Center and the upper limit of top speed (190 mph).
Stand-alone options include an alternative 20-inch wheel design with silver or black brakes, carbon-ceramic brakes, synthetic suede headliners, Apple CarPlay compatibility and infrared night vision systems with pedestrian detection. Conventional six-speed manual transmission is also a cost-free option.

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2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe  driving

The M6 ​​Gran Coupe resembles other Series 6 cars, but the large V8 thrust reveals it as a real M car. Easy to drive at low speed or in rocket mode, but most of it and its gristle is not in place on a narrow and winding road.

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

Acceleration

BMW claims zero-to-60-mph acceleration in 4.1 seconds with automatic transmission. We have tested the M6 ​​convertible and verified the number effectively, reaching 60 mph in 4.2 seconds blazing.

braking

In our tests, the M6 ​​convertible slowed from 60 to zero mph in 108 feet, a very good result for a 4,495 pound car.

Handling

In our tests of the M6 ​​convoy, our driver noted that the car had “real capabilities” but offered little steering and suspension feedback so it was “hard to find and drive the car at its limit.” Mass and mass also hinder the ability of M6 to handle such precision instruments.

Can be moved

With customizable drive settings, adaptive suspension and optional manual transmission, the M6 ​​is equally suited for day-to-day or full-speed travel. But nothing slid on the M6 ​​mass, so agility took the back seat into a crazy – and exhilarating – acceleration of a straight line.

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Interior

Compared to the 5 Series, the M6 ​​has a more stylish and centric design. Dash merges gracefully with a large center console for shades of cover. We love intuitive control and excellent material quality. But the coupelike roofline makes entry and exit harder for rear passengers.

2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review

technology

The BMW iDrive sets the standard for imitators behind it, and for good reason. The controls, especially when paired with a 10.2-inch screen, are easy to access and easy to navigate while driving. The new addition for 2018 includes onboard Wi-Fi connections and wireless device charging.

Audio & navigation

The navigation system with 10.2 inch display comes standard. Strong strength and clarity both with Harman Kardon and Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Smartphone integration

Mobile phone connections allow access to the ConnectedDrive service through the display screen (Google search, route planning, travel information and news, among other conveniences). Apple CarPlay is optional, but no Android Auto yet.

Driver’s tool

Standard tools include parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and headlights, and a rear-view camera. More desirable features – blind spot / collision alert in front; Side and top-view cameras, night vision with pedestrian detection – are in selected packages

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