BMW M6 Gran Coupé facelift launched at Rs 1.71 crore
BMW India has launched a facelifted version of the M6 Gran Coupé at Rs 1.71 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The carmaker also launched the new BMW M Studio showroom in Mumbai, which is a first of its kind store dedicated to showcase cars exclusively from the BMW’s M performance division.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupé comes with some minor visual changes to its exterior while the mechanical bits remain the same. The vehicle gets new adaptive LED headlights and an updated kidney grille. On the inside too, changes are quite minor. BMW says the cabin of the M6 Gran Coupé features a driver-centric layout. The M centre console is slightly inclined towards the driver and features a host of driving systems.
The BMW M6 will find its direct rival in the recently launched Audi RS7. Much like the RS7, the M6 Gran Coupé is a four-door, four-seat, boot sedan with the roofline of a coupé.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupé is powered by a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine that is shared with the M5 and puts down 552bhp and 69.38kgm of torque. The motor is mated to a seven-speed double-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. According to BMW, the M6 Gran Coupé can get from standstill to 100kph in just 4.2 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250kph.
The BMW M Studio was launched by Infinity cars in Mumbai. Along with the M performance car range, the store will showcase accessories packages as well. The company aims to expand the network of BMW M Studios to seven locations across India by 2016-end. This is to be done through dealerships in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad.
The current BMW M range in India includes the M3 sedan, M4 Coupé, M5 sedan and the M6 Gran Coupé. Moreover, the company plans to launch all new X5M and X6M models in the country in October.
BMW Financial Services
BMW also announced that it has invested an additional Rs 110 crore in its financial services arm in India, known as BMW Financial Services. With this investment, the German carmaker’s investment in the company is now at Rs 640 crore, from Rs 530 crore earlier.
“BMW Financial Services India has successfully established itself as the leading provider of customised financing solutions and the new investment will help us in further enhancing our portfolio,” according to Stefan David Schlipf, Managing Director of the finance services arm. “The investment reinforces BMW Group’s long term commitment to India which is an important market for us,” he added.
Launched in October 2010, BMW Financial Services offers services such as retail automobile financing, commercial finance and insurance solutions to their BMW customers as well as dealerships.