2014 seems to be a season for launch of high performance cars in the country.
While Mercedes-Benz India has announced the launch the GM63 AMG sports utility
vehicle on April 15, 2014 in Mumbai, BMW will be launching the BMW M6 Gran
Coupe high-performance sports car at its new Group Training Centre in Gurgaon,
Haryana on April 3.
be priced upwards of Rs 1 crore (Rs 10,000000) The M6 Gran Coupe is powered by a 4.5 litre (4,395cc) engine that develops
560hnp of power @ 6000-7000rpm and a peak torque of 680Nm @1500-5,750rpm. The
engine revs to a maximum of 7,200 rpm. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe sprints from 0 to
100 km/h in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of
250 km/h (305 km if the optional M Driver’s Package is specified). Fuel
consumption would be a tad above 10kmpl.
performance characteristics of the car’s engine, its chassis technology,
aerodynamic properties and weight balance – which the carbon fibre-reinforced
plastic (CFRP) roof helps to optimise – are intertwined with hallmark M
precision. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe therefore represents not only a new experience
of luxury in an M car, but also the ultimate expression of the dynamic
potential embedded in the BMW 6 Series, says a company report.
front of the car is dominated by its large air intakes, standard Adaptive LED
Headlights and an M kidney grille designed especially for this model. Taking
care of power transfer is a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with
Drivelogic. The transmission’s electronic management system ensures the right
gear is selected for optimum traction. It also offers the driver a Launch
Control function for maximum acceleration, Low Speed Assistance for extra
comfort and the Auto Start-Stop function to enhance efficiency.
M cockpit fuses sports car style with generous levels of space and a luxurious
ambience. The driver and front passenger can look forward to M sports seats
with integral belt guides. And the BMW M6 Gran Coupe’s standard specification
also includes Merino leather upholstery with extended features. The rear
compartment offers two or three seats, the backrests of which can split and
fold down in a ratio of 40 : 60 to increase boot capacity from 460 to as much
as 1,265 litres.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe also comes with a variety of BMW ConnectedDrive features,
such as an M-specific BMW Head-Up Display, Park Distance Control, a rear-view
camera, High Beam Assistant, Speed Limit Info, Lane Change Warning, Lane
Departure Warning, Surround View and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition.
Customers can also integrate their Apple iPhone or other smartphones into the
car and make use of internet-based services while on board.
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