2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Review
Pros & Cons
- Engine makes exceptional power
- Interior is richly trimmed and well-equipped
- Front seats offer impressive support and comfort
- Commands significant premium over the M5 on which it's based
- Feels big and heavy around tight turns
- By sedan standards, offers modest headroom and rear-seat legroom
List Price Range
$74,995 - $128,888
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Which M6 Gran Coupe does Edmunds recommend?
With only one trim level, the M6 Gran Coupe is an exercise in options based on priorities. Maximum comfort on the daily commute or long haul? Check the box for the Executive package, which adds a heated steering wheel and rear seats, ventilated front seats, rear and side window shades, and an exquisite sound system. Adrenaline junkie? Click the Competition package, which adds 40 horsepower (600 hp total), enhanced steering and suspension performance, and a choice of wheels. Want to be cautious with all that power? The Driving Assistance package adds now-common safety aids such as blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning. Us? We'd just pick our favorite color (black, always black) and drive off with the factory features. It's that good.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The M6 Gran Coupe resembles other 6 Series cars, but the massive V8 thrust reveals it as a true M car. It's easy to drive at low speeds or in rocketship mode, but its bulk and heft feel out of place on narrow, winding roads.
The adaptive suspension, adjustable steering and throttle settings, excellent seats and luxury interior appointments make for a car that is supremely comfortable regardless of road surface. The backseat is big enough for two adults, but headroom is limited.
Compared to a 5 Series, the M6 has a more driver-centric and stylish design. The dash joins gracefully with a large center console for a wraparound feel. We like the intuitive controls and excellent materials quality. But the coupelike roofline makes entry and exit harder for rear passengers.
With just 12 cubic feet of trunk space, the M6 Gran Coupe isn't a particularly useful car, unless your primary use is simply driving blazingly fast. The split, fold-down rear seat and center pass-through help with longer, bulkier objects.
BMW's iDrive sets the bar for imitators in its wake, and for good reason. The controls, especially when paired with the 10.2-inch display, are easily accessible and easily navigable while driving. New additions for 2018 include onboard Wi-Fi connection and wireless device charging.
Features & Specs
See all Used 2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe features & specs
4.4L 8cyl Turbo 7AM
14 city / 20 hwy
7-speed automated manual
560 hp @ 6000 rpm
Our experts like the M6 Gran Coupe models:
- Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection
- Uses thermal imaging to detect objects at far distances. Issues visual, audible warnings and primes brakes in case of imminent collision.
- Active Protection
- Package of features that monitors driver attentiveness and, in the event of possible collision, pre-tensions seat belts and closes windows.
- Active Blind-Spot Detection
- Issues visual warning in side mirror when a vehicle enters blind spot. Vibrates steering wheel in case of potentially unsafe lane change.