The Smoking Tire Reveals 2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe’s ‘Gran’ Secret
BMW’s M6 four-door coupe is meant to be shown off, but hides one thing incredibly well.
Cars like the BMW M6 Gran Coupe are all about the surface, the obvious, the things you can see and feel. It looks sleek whether it’s in an office parking garage or in the valet zone of a pricey steakhouse. The leather is soft to the touch, and the controls have a crisp, high-quality feel to them. After all, you shouldn’t have to work to experience the highlights and luxuries of a car that costs $120,000. The hardest part of enjoying it should be earning that kind of money in the first place, not indulging in its fineries.
In the video above, The Smoking Tire‘s Matt Farah certainly has no problem enjoying the 2018 BMW M6 Gran Coupe on the winding roads of Southern California. He relaxes in the large, heavy four-door version of a coupe version of the M5 sedan (the logic sounds strange, but it holds up) while charging through bends. Shifts from the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox are quick. The carbon ceramic brakes are massive and effective, although the sounds entering the cabin leave something to be desired.
Speaking of quick, that’s just what the M6 Gran Coupe is. Even though it doesn’t match the newest M5’s 600 horsepower, its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 still cranks out a stout 560 horsepower. That’s when the M6 Gran Coupe’s dubiousness becomes apparent. As you would expect, Farah finds the M6 powerful and quick. He’s also able to detect how well it masks speed. For a car that’s all about the surface of things, it sure does like keeping a secret. Ain’t that “Gran?” Good thing Farah is able to deduce what that secret is.