So what’s the lowdown with the BMW M6 Coupe?
Let’s face it; the BMW M6 Coupe isn’t designed for shrinking violets.
Thanks to that 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged engine, the chances are people are going to hear you coming some considerable time before you pull up. What’s more, everything about the exterior of the car – from the front kidney grille, the muscular body lines and sleek carbon fibre top all seem deliberately designed to turn heads.
That winning combination of power, luxury and good looks doesn’t come cheap; if you’re looking at buying, the starting price is just over £97,000 – (considerably more than the M5 and M6 Coupe). Don’t forget though, BMW is hardly known for depreciation – so you should be able to find some pretty tempting car leasing deals to avoid the sting of outright purchase of a BMW M6 Coupe.
The Look and Feel
Starting at the front of the BMW M6 Coupe, the eye is automatically drawn to those dominating chrome twin grilles. Going up over the top, you get the sleek lines of a roof formed from glass-reinforced carbonfibre, which plays its part in lowering the centre of gravity and in reducing weight. The wings are suitably beefed up by extended side skirts and ‘M’ side vents behind the front wheel arches. The back features a satisfyingly deep bonnet and quad exhaust pipes.
This might be a 4-door coupe – but the reality is that any adults sitting in the rear aren’t exactly going to have the most comfortable of rides. It’s something you might want to bear in mind if you’re looking for car lease deals on a vehicle for car-pooling. You get plenty of room in the boot though – along with the option of folding down the rear seats for larger loads.
If you’ve ever driven the M5, you’ll notice that the driver and front passenger sitting positions are noticeably lower in the BMW M6 Coupe –albeit in similar ‘M’ sports seats. The BMW M6 Coupe also includes BMW’s Head-Up Display, which provides you with a projection of the speedometer on the windscreen with a built-in speed limit warning – which might come in pretty useful considering the car is capable of 0-60mph in a little over 4 seconds.
This is where the BMW M6 Coupe really comes into its own. Some would say that the satisfying roar from those 4 exhaust pipes as the engine opens up is worth the purchase price in itself and there’s no denying that there’s a certain ‘rollercoaster’ quality to the car as you put your foot down from rest. That’s not to say that the ride is totally lacking in refinement though. Drivers are treated to a 7-speed M-DCT dual-clutch transmission. You get three speed settings: ‘comfort’, ‘sport’ and ‘sports plus’ – with steering feeling at its most responsive in the former two modes. You can switch between gears remarkably quickly. You also get a reassuring grip so you never feel you’re out of control.
The Final Word BMW M6 Coupe Review…
If you’re looking for a car lease on something rather special, this ought to be at the top of your wish list. Trust us, you quickly forget the price tag when you’re effortlessly dispatching corners on the open road – or cruising on the motorway without breaking sweat. Equally as important though, you never lose the feeling that you’re in safe hands.
What do you think of the BMW M6 Coupe?
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