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PASSION, PERFECTLY BALANCED.

Dynamics and efficiency in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé.

The BMW M philosophy is fully present in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé: An ideal weight distribution, motor racing technology and the intelligent use of lightweight materials promise maximum dynamic performance. For example, the lighter carbon roof not only increases efficiency, it also results in enhanced agility due to the lowered centre of gravity.

Seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovation specially designed for BMW’s M high-revving engines. It comes with traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as Auto Start-Stop. It can be controlled either automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the M leather steering wheel or the gear selector in the centre console.
The M double-clutch transmission makes it possible to change gears extremely quickly without an interruption in tractive force. This is due to two subtransmissions, each with its own clutch, which continuously relay the power of the engine to the wheels by overlapping the clutches. The gear shift strategy is also optimised with the help of existing navigation data – the M double-clutch transmission, for example, downshifts proactively ahead of bends. The additional Launch Control function, which allows maximum acceleration from a standing start, offers an extremely dynamic driving experience: shifting gears at high speed is possible without using the clutch, and without any interruption in the power delivery.
Regardless of whether the driver selects the automatic ("D" mode) or manual ("S" mode) mode, Drivelogic always offers three shifting options: extremely sporty, comfortable and efficient.
 

COMPETITION PACKAGE.

An unadulterated racing feel: the Competition package delivers enhanced engine output, more direct steering and a specially tuned suspension to ensure the BMW M6 Gran Coupé brings an even higher level of performance to the road.
The output of the M TwinPower Turbo V8 petrol engine jumps from 412 kW to 423 kW. This enhanced performance is achieved by raising the boost pressure in the upper range of revs. The sports exhaust system generates a particularly dynamic engine sound that is destined to thrill. On the racetrack and in everyday use, the specially tuned suspension and extremely dynamic direct steering ensure that every steering command is executed with maximum precision. On the road, the Competition package is guaranteed to turn heads with exclusive 20-inch M light alloy wheels featuring double-spoke style 601 M in bi-colour look with mixed tyres, along with the black, chrome-plated twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system.

Active M Differential.

The Active M Differential variably distributes the drive torque between the two rear wheels to optimise traction and driving stability during dynamic lane changing or accelerating out of curves, when taking bends at high speeds or on roads with uneven surfaces, including on snow, gravel and ice. It even provides precise handling during extreme lateral acceleration. The constant, smooth adjustment of the differential lock harmonises the vehicle's driving performance, improving control in extreme driving situations.
Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels. The system, which was developed for motor sports, is connected to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) via an electronic control unit. It proactively provides the perfect use of locking action between 0 and 100 percent, neutralising even the finest differences in torque between the rear wheels – without the tendency to understeer. The Active M Differential provides optimal grip as well as great directional stability and perfect handling, and it converts virtually all of the engine's drive power into acceleration.
 

M CARBON CERAMIC BRAKE.

The M Carbon ceramic brake is a result of the transfer of technologies from the motor sport industry. The application of an innovative carbon fibre compound ceramic makes the braking power even more direct and improves brake-fade stabilisation. It is also non-corrosive, very resistant to abrasion, tolerates more heat and contributes to a lower vehicle weight. Its lightweight construction reduces rotating and unsprung mass, improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall handling, but also increasing the driving dynamics and traction, improving suspension comfort and reducing fuel consumption.
With its unusually large brake discs (front 410 mm, rear 396 mm), six-piston fixed callipers at the front and one-piston floating callipers at the rear, the M Carbon ceramic brake boasts very high heat resistance even over long periods of use – which means it is also fit for the race track. The perforated, ventilated brake disc rings guarantee significantly enhanced responsiveness in wet conditions, as well as more intensive heat dissipation. The M Carbon ceramic brake is easy to recognise, thanks to its matt Gold-coloured brake callipers featuring the classic M logo.

Racing characteristics.

Any car sporting the most powerful letter in the world has motor racing DNA running through it. With technologies such as Launch Control and a high-precision suspension which can be adapted from Comfort to Sport Plus according to your preference, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé provides a unique combination of road and race track.

Launch Control

Electronic Damper Control

Dynamic Stability Control

M Servotronic

 

M Drive.

M Drive allows for the individual configuration of personal driver profiles from comfortable cruising, all the way up to a sporty and highly responsive set-up for use on the racetrack. Activating either of the two saved profiles (and all of the settings saved with them) is as simple as touching one of the M buttons integrated into the multifunction steering wheel at any time. The pre-set configurations can be adjusted individually via the iDrive menu.
The M driving dynamics buttons, for adjusting all of the individually configurable drive train and suspension functions, are arranged on the centre console around the gear lever. The driver can individually select the DSC mode or adjust the engine's performance characteristics, the Dynamic Damper Control parameters, the M Servotronic steering characteristics, the shift options for the M double-clutch transmission and the appearance of a Head-up Display. In this way, a detailed vehicle set-up can be assembled and saved by pressing and holding down one of the two M Drive buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.
 

BMW EfficientDynamics technologies.

Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption, for BMW the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure. BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that includes the drive train, energy management and the vehicle concept based on intelligent lightweight construction, and it is standard in every BMW.

Auto Start-Stop

Brake Energy Regeneration

 
 
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