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BMW M6 Gran Coupe Coming in 2012 With Twin-turbo V8

There’s no getting away from it: carmakers are making every version, of every car, on every body size and chassis they can. Coupes are mating with crossovers, estates with sedans, and the results are sometimes excellent and sometimes not.

The inevitable is set to happen now, and BMW will surely roll out a four-door version of the 6-Series. We still don’t get what the point of this car is: It looks good but the overlap is clearly evident and it’s about to get worse.

Yes folks, the M5 will not be the only hot BMW with four doors as standard to get a twin-turbo V8 engine. We haven’t even gotten to see the ‘regular’ M6, but GT Spirit reports that there’s a BMW M6 Gran Coupe in the works, packing about 580 horsepower. It will arrive to take on other luxury sedans with performance in bulk and coupe-ish looks, models like the CLS63 AMG, Audi S7, Maserati Quattroporte, Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera Turbo.

There’s no ancestor for the M6 Gran Coupe to compare it to, but we’ll mention that the extra 53 horsepower the new 5er has over the previous generation helps it accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124 mph) in 13.0 seconds and hit a top speed of 305 km/h (190 mph).

Suddenly, the idea behind the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is starting to make sense. We can reportedly expect to see the hot Gran Coupe to arrive in 2012, probably at the Geneva Motor Show. Expect the new M6 Gran Coupe to cost somewhere in the region of €120,000 on the European market.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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