• Road and Track gets test numbers for the M6 Gran Coupe 6-speed manual - 1/4 mile in 12.1@120.0, 4371 pound curb weight

      Finally some test numbers for the M6 Gran Coupe these courtesy of Road and Track. What makes the results interesting is that Road and Track tested the 6-speed manual version and not the 7-speed DCT. So what was the result? 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 12.1@120.0. Not bad at all and quicker than any 6-speed manual M5 results posted so far. Additionally, that is a great elapsed time for street tires the Micheline Pilot Super Sports clearly offering some good grip.

      The curb weight for the M6 Gran Coupe comes in at 4371 pounds which is very close to the F10 M5. However, if the Gran Coupe was equipped with the DCT Transmission that weight disparity would likely be close to 100 pounds. The weight distribution is also 52/48 front to rear which is shying a bit away from the BMW 50/50 rule we have all come to respect. These turbo motors carry a penalty in weight and in its distribution.

      Full results below, some nice driving by Road and Track.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Road and Track gets test numbers for the M6 Gran Coupe 6-speed manual - 1/4 mile in 12.1@120.0, 4371 pound curb weight started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 14 Comments
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow, that's quick.... If the new m3 has those numbers stock, watch out!
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        this car will end up being pretty bad ass in the long run
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Wow, very impressed. Been waiting for this for a while. Does anybody know what the actual curb weight of the M5 6-speed is? It's weird that these end up being quicker than the 5. Wider rear tires?
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Wow, 4371? What a disgusting fatbody...
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        They gave it more powaaaa.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Wow, very impressed. Been waiting for this for a while. Does anybody know what the actual curb weight of the M5 6-speed is? It's weird that these end up being quicker than the 5. Wider rear tires?
        Just subtract around 50 pounds from the DCT figures.
      1. ra2289's Avatar
        ra2289 -
        I really like this car. Expensive as hell but nice.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Just subtract around 50 pounds from the DCT figures.
        You're right, brain fart on my part.
      1. Droptopp's Avatar
        Droptopp -
        I'd like to see the 1/8 and what it picked up in the back half mph.

        The 1.9 isn't to impressive for a short.

        Does this include roll-out?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Droptopp Click here to enlarge
        Does this include roll-out?
        I have no idea. This was probably done on a Vbox.
      1. cstavaru's Avatar
        cstavaru -
        I drove an M6 Gran Coupe at a BMW M Drive event recently. I would say that it's the heaviest and least sporty from the M6/M6/M6GC. On a damp track, while the e92 M3 was near impossible to slide at low speeds, with the M6 GC you couldn't even take a tight turn (while NOT accelerating) at 20-25mph without sliding. It's quite heavy. However it accelerates very quickly.

        What's interesting is that the BMW M driver taxi driving / demonstrating the cars at the end, always chose an M5 or M3 over an M6 or M6 GC. And when he chose an M6 once, he did the only mistake in that day and managed to spin the car on the track Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cstavaru Click here to enlarge
        I drove an M6 Gran Coupe at a BMW M Drive event recently. I would say that it's the heaviest and least sporty from the M6/M6/M6GC. On a damp track, while the e92 M3 was near impossible to slide at low speeds, with the M6 GC you couldn't even take a tight turn (while NOT accelerating) at 20-25mph without sliding. It's quite heavy. However it accelerates very quickly.

        What's interesting is that the BMW M driver taxi driving / demonstrating the cars at the end, always chose an M5 or M3 over an M6 or M6 GC. And when he chose an M6 once, he did the only mistake in that day and managed to spin the car on the track Click here to enlarge
        Kind of a shame to hear M's have become AMG's.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Thats interesting, some of the auto journalists were fairly happy with how the M6GC handled, at least at a track day event at Circuit of the Americas. Although at that weight it won't be an M3. BMW says it is supposed to be tighter than the M5...which is one thing that attracted me to it. But if that's not the case then I'm disappointed in BMW. Again. This has been happening a lot lately...and lots of nice surprises from AMG...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        I'm disappointed in BMW. Again. This has been happening a lot lately...and lots of nice surprises from AMG...
        Truth...