During a 40th anniversary celebration at the Nürburgring last week, BMW showed its upcoming M6 Gran Coupe to a select group. Now, it has released teaser images of the car from that event online.
The images don't tell the whole story, but they tell most of it. As we've already gleaned in our spy shots and spy video, the M6 Gran Coupe will not vary too terribly much from the look of the standard Gran Coupe--and where it does, it will closely resemble the standard M6 coupe.
The looks are largely unchanged but the stylish four-door picks up the twin-turbo V8 mechanical package from the latest M5 sedan and M6 coupe and convertible twins. The force-fed V8 is lifted straight from the M5, complete with 412 kiloWatts of power and 680 Newton-metres of torque from 4.4 litres.
There is no such thing as a manual M6, but the seven-speed double-clutch manumatic is driver adjustable between slur and speed shift and the car will thump to 100 in 4.2 seconds with a top speed in the M6 Carsguide tested last week - if you're prepared to pay a little extra on tyres and things.
Tie that in with a promise from BMW that "more details on the all-new M Automobile will be available in December," and you have what's shaping up to be a Detroit Auto Show debut for North America.
As always, stay tuned for more details as they emerge, and look forward to our live coverage of the Detroit Auto Show in January.