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2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Price and Review

Sunday, September 22nd 2013 | BMW | by Rhey Wardhoyo

2014 BMW M6 Gran CoupeIf you’re looking for the very best of what BMW has to offer in performance, style and outright luxury, the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe should be right up your alley, as long as you’re prepared for its over the top asking price. 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe high tech interior rivals the accommodations in the luxurious 7 Series.

Like BMW’s other Gran Coupe models, the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe is essentially a low-roofed version of the M5. Depending on how you’ve adjusted the M6 Gran Coupe’s myriad settings, the exhaust note can be either thundering or subdued, while the ride ranges from soft enough for a daily commute to downright firm for max attack driving on your favorite back roads. And whether you choose the standard seven speed automated manual transmission or the available six speed manual transmission, the M6 is one of the quickest four-doors in existence.

2014 BMW Gran CoupeIn addition to its massive power, 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe features numerous other Motorsport division upgrades. Compared to the standard Gran Coupe, it has a retuned suspension with a lower ride height, a rear limited-slip differential to help get the power to the ground, enlarged brakes with your choice of standard steel or optional carbon-ceramic discs, and an intensified interior treatment with standard sport seats and extra helpings of leather and simulated suede.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Exterior and Interior

2014 M6 Gran CoupeOn the Exterior, you’ll notice the M car’s more aggressive front fascia with its integrated carbon-fiber splitter, along with a prominent roof panel made of the same exotic material. An optional Executive package includes full LED headlights with automatic high beams; a heated steering wheel; a 3D, full color head up display; power rear sunshade; manual rear side window shades; ventilated and massaging front seats; and heated rear seats. The Driver Assistance package features a lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring, rear/top-view cameras, speed-limit information and a forward collision warning and mitigation system with pedestrian detection.

Stand-alone options include an alternative 20-inch wheel design, high-performance carbon-ceramic brakes, a premium 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a night-vision system with pedestrian detection, and various choices for extended leather and wood trim in the cabin.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe InteriorInterior, you can look forward to standard four-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, aggressively bolstered 16-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar support), front-seat heating memory functions, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior trim, interior ambient lighting and split-folding rear seats. Trunk capacity isn’t exceptional with just 12 cubic feet, but thanks to standard split-folding rear seats, there’s a fair amount of utility when you need it.

Electronic features include adaptive cruise control; Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity; BMW’s iDrive interface with a 10.2-inch display and smartphone app integration; a rearview camera; a navigation system; and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system with a CD player, satellite radio and USB/iPod integration.

 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Engine

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe EngineThe heart of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces an astounding 560 hp (575 hp with the Competition package) and 502 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automated manual transmission with shift paddles comes standard, though a six-speed conventional manual transmission is a no-cost option aimed at sport-sedan purists. All 2014 BMW Gran Coupe M6 feature an automatic stop-start system that shuts down the engine when you’re stopped to conserve fuel; fortunately, you can turn it off if you don’t like it.

BMW says the M6 Gran Coupe will sprint to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds with the seven-speed automanual and in 4.3 seconds with the six-speed manual. The EPA rates seven-speed M6 Gran Coupes at 14 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg combined. Surprisingly, the conventional six-speed manual returns better mileage. with a 15/22/17 EPA rating.

The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe is undeniably quick, and the twin-turbocharged V8 has buckets of power all over the rev range, with very little of the lag associated with turbo engines. The upshot is that no matter which gear you have the transmission in, this car feels fast, and a dramatic exhaust note heightens the experience. At the same time, it’s all very refined, and when you’re just cruising the highway, the engine is so quiet that you’ll scarcely be aware of its prodigious power.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Price

2014 BMW Gran Coupe M6The M6 Gran Coupe will wear a $299,500 price tag (plus on-roads), entering above the $292,500 M6 Coupe and the $308,500 M6 Convertible.

Whether all of these additions are enough to justify the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe considerable price tag is largely a matter of your personal taste and budget. But if you’re drawn to the M6 Gran Coupe’s style and character, rest assured that it’s a fine choice for an elite sport sedan.

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