Used BMW 6-Series M6 Gran Coupe (2013 - 2018) Comfort

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 20 Feb 2014
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The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is an extreme high-performance four-door coupe and one of three models in the M6 range, alongside the two-door coupe and convertible. It offers a slightly more practical alternative to the two-door M6 Coupe without sacrificing the car’s massive performance and imposing looks.

4 out of 5

Comfort

Given its extra size, BMW M6 Gran Coupe comfort levels can be considered greater than the regular M6 Coupe. Rear passengers enjoy plenty of leg room while rear headroom is also very good by coupe standards. They also get their own set of air-conditioning vents.

This is very much a driver’s car though, and the driver’s seat features a huge range of adjustment, all controlled via electric motors. The Gran Coupe’s ride quality has a wide range of adjustment too, with three settings for the standard-fit adaptive dampers: Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus.

It deals with large bumps well in the softest Comfort mode but you’re always very much aware that you’re driving a car with enormously wide, low-profile tyres which thunk over cats eyes and pull at cambers in the road.

While the Gran Coupe is a car that can play the role of a relaxed GT if you want it to, you’ll need to be restrained with your right foot. The merest prod of the throttle pedal is a reminder that this is a car with a more frantic character just below the surface.

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

Although it’s very much a four-seater, BMW M6 Gran Coupe practicality is boosted slightly by a third seatbelt in the back for ‘occasional use’ if you need to drop a fourth passenger off over a short distance, for example.

As it’s such a wide car, there is plenty of space in the cabin and the broad transmission tunnel includes a big central cubby box and two large cup holders under a carbon fibre cover which also provide a useful space for stowing your mobile phone.

The boot is deep and has a volume of 460 litres with the rear seats in place, although naturally given its shape carrying tall items could be tricky. The rear seat backs can be folded down in a 60:40 split and a through-load ‘ski bag’ is available as an option.

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How does the boot space compare?

520 litres
520 litres
BMW 6-Series M6 Gran Coupe (13-18)
460 litres
335 litres
4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The M6 Gran Coupe’s cabin feels appropriately expensive, with carbon fibre trim across the transmission tunnel and centre console, thick leather upholstery upon the seats and dark Alcantara headlining for the roof and windscreen pillars, all of which feels of very high quality. Stitching on the steering wheel in blue and red (the BMW ‘M’ colour scheme) is a nice touch, too.

There’s an enormous range of electrical adjustment for the driver’s seat and the driving position is low enough to remind you you’re driving something a bit special.

You’re constantly reminded that the Gran Coupe is a wide car – everything in the cabin is wide, from the transmission tunnel to the stereo fascia and even the driver’s footwell. While most automatic cars feature an extra-wide brake pedal, the Gran Coupe’s left pedal is resolutely normal-sized so there’s acres of space for your left foot.