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My M6 Gran Coupe Thread

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Collected my M6 Gran Coupe today, OK, so it's not a 5 series, but it's about as close to one as you can get without actually being one!

Basic spec of the car is

M6 Gran Coupe

Sakhir Orange (it's not quite as bright as the photos show) with black interior

Carbon Ceramic brakes

Competition Pack

M Multifunction seats

A few other gismos!

Not long after I arrived home it started pissing down, but I managed a few pictures before the heavens opened.

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The brake disks are massive inside the 20 inch wheels, front

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rear

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Illuminated door handles

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Illuminated door sill kick plates

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The quality of the interior is fantastic, leather and Alcantara everywhere.

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The M Multifunction seats adjust every which way including the side bolster width and the 'wings' on the head restraint.

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Not had any significant time to drive it yet and probably won't for a couple of weeks. Firs job is to give her a good detail, I asked the dealership not to clean it more then necessary to prevent swirl marks.

It's a pretty long car at over 5m, about 250mm longer than the E39, and the bonnet is very long, it's a good job front PDC is standard!

The DCT transmission will take some getting used to, even just pulling into the garage feels very alien at the moment, reminds me of parking in a garage when I first learnt to drive. It has 'Low Speed Assist' which causes the car to crawl forwards after you touch the accelerator, but stops when you hit the brake so it's not like a regular automatic that always crawls unless you keep your foot on the brake. This actually makes moving forwards a very small amount quite hard! You touch the accelerator, but the car is moving a bit too quickly if you are 2 feet from the garage wall, but touch the brake and it stops. No doubt there is a way to just inch forwards, it'll just take some getting used to.

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Nice car....6th picture down, front passenger wheel, what's with the small black round spot on the wheel arch at 10 o'clock?

Isn't that the where the cameras are put for seeing out of junctions malarkey.

Lovely car, I'd happily swap my wife for it but sadly I feel she is only worth a 2002 mondeo :(

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Isn't that the where the cameras are put for seeing out of junctions malarkey.

Yes, that's spot on. I suspect it will come in handy due to the length of the bonnet!

Lovely car, I'd happily swap my wife for it but sadly I feel she is only worth a 2002 mondeo :(

I really hope she does not read these forums!

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Stunning Richard! I love the colour choice now I have seen more pics!

It was definitely a 'brave' choice, but I like it so far! It changes hue quite a bit in different light, it was very overcast when the pictures were taken and I was in a bit of a hurry as I could see the rain coming!

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Absolutely gorgeous, nice choice.

When I was reading your 'guess my new car' thread I mixed up the M6 Gran Coupe with the X6 whale, don't ask me how :D Needless to say my reaction went from derisory to congratulatory ;) Is 'congratulatory' a word?

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'Orrible thing.................................. don't know why you bought it..........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll be over in Yorkshire on the weekend of 15th Nov............ any chance I could pop in for a cuppa.... ;)

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Stunning machine.

Not really a fan of newer M machinery but the gran coupe looks epic

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I'll be over in Yorkshire on the weekend of 15th Nov............ any chance I could pop in for a cuppa.... ;)

I'm sure something can be arranged! You'd have to come in an E24 though, I very nearly persuaded my dad to get one back in about 1986, but he got a 735i instead, never quite forgave him!

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phew, that is so good, the colour is perfect for me, maybe I should stop running/buying/fiddling with old cars and follow Richard's route.

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That's better than an M5 to my eyes, absolutely stunning, the perfect car.

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