Converts power into amazement: The M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine is the crowning glory of the M power units. Its enormous power of 560 hp (412 kW) and 680 Nm is available at all times thanks to the innovative TwinScroll turbocharging concept.
The power can be further increased to 600 hp with the optional Competition package. This is possible due to the combination of high engine speeds, turbocharging and technological highlights such as Valvetronic and High Precision Injection. And full torque goes on stream from approx. 1,500 rpm, charting an impressive output curve of virtually linear power delivery − as well as putting a smile on the driver's face. The M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine demonstrates that power and efficiency are by no means mutually exclusive with its intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as Brake Energy Regeneration. These make for an average fuel consumption of just 9.9 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres.


The M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovative double-clutch transmission specially designed for the BMW M high-revving engines. It comes with traction-optimised automatic gear selection, Launch Control, Low Speed Assistance, as well as the Automatic Start/Stop function.
It can be controlled either automatically or manually using the gearshift paddles on the M leather steering wheel or the gear selector in the centre console.
The M double-clutch transmission makes it possible to change gears extremely quickly without an interruption in tractive force. This is due to two subtransmissions, each with its own clutch, which continuously relay the power of the engine to the wheels by overlapping the clutches. The gear shift strategy is also optimised with the help of existing navigation data – the M double-clutch transmission, for example, downshifts proactively ahead of bends. The additional Launch Control function, which allows maximum acceleration from a standing start, offers an extremely dynamic driving experience: shifting gears at high speed is possible without using the clutch, and without any interruption in the power delivery.
Regardless of whether the driver selects the automatic ("D" mode) or manual ("S" mode) mode, Drivelogic always offers three shifting options: extremely sporty, comfortable and efficient.


The Active M Differential variably distributes the drive torque between the two rear wheels to optimise traction and driving stability during dynamic lane changing or accelerating out of curves, when making curves at high speeds or on roads with uneven surfaces, including on snow, gravel and ice.
It even provides precise handling during extreme lateral acceleration. The constant, smooth adjustment of the differential lock harmonises the vehicle's driving performance, improving control in extreme driving situations.
Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels. The system, which was developed for motor sports, is connected to the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) via an electronic control unit. It proactively provides the perfect use of locking action between 0 and 100 percent, neutralising even the finest differences in torque between the rear wheels – without the tendency to understeer. The Active M Differential provides optimal grip as well as great directional stability and perfect handling, and it converts virtually all of the engine's drive power into acceleration.


If an automobile bears the most powerful letter in the world, it provides evidence of its motor racing DNA every metre of the way. With technologies such as Launch Control and a high-precision suspension which can be adapted from Comfort to Sport Plus entirely according to your preferences, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé provides a unique combination of road and race track.

  • Launch Control

    Launch Control lets an engine that has reached operating temperature achieve maximum acceleration from a standing start. Just deactivate Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), choose the sequential mode with driving program 3, firmly hold down the brake and press the accelerator pedal to kickdown. After the starting-flag symbol in the instrument cluster display is illuminated, the engine will be set to its ideal starting speed when pushing down the accelerator pedal. While maintaining kickdown, release the brake and the vehicle will then accelerate to the maximum until the accelerator is released. The M double-clutch transmission constantly sets the gearshift points so that when shifting up, the next optimal engine speed is available. This is a feature which is destined to delight drivers with dynamic, sporty ambitions.

  • Electronic Damper Control

    Electronic Damper Control (EDC) automatically or manually adjusts damping force to suit the situation on the road. All vehicle movements impacting on driving response are monitored by sensors. Electronic Damper Control analyses this data and passes it on to the shock absorbers. These uses magnetic valves to adapt damping force at continuously variable levels to changing road, load and driving conditions. As a result there is a tangible reduction in diving movements when braking or body movements caused by bumps, cornering or acceleration, for example. The result is increased driving safety - due to the shortened braking distance, for instance - and improved ride comfort.

  • Dynamic Stability Control

    Other highlights of the overall BMW M6 Gran Coupé concept include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). Optimised control functions now ensure further improved driving dynamics as compared to predecessor systems. What is more, additional functions are implemented for active safety (brake readiness, dry braking, fading support) and comfort (drive-off assistant, parking brake with Automatic Hold).
    Dynamic Stability Control gives the driver a choice of three modes: DSC on, MDM (M Dynamic Mode), DSC off. While DSC on specifically counteracts oversteering and understeering by means of brake intervention, MDM allows for more wheel slip, thereby enabling ambitious drivers to perform light drifts. In this mode, too, support features intervene if a defined limit is surpassed. With deactivated DSC (DSC off), the driver can fully explore the threshold range on the race track and use the accelerator to make the car drift.

  • M Servotronic

    Drivers can enjoy optimum power steering support in every driving situation with M Servotronic. It dynamically adjusts the steering assistance to suit the current speed and delivers a direct and precise steering response even at high speeds. It also ensures supreme comfort by minimising the physical effort required for steering, as well as maximising agility when parking, manoeuvring or navigating narrow or twisting roads.
    A control unit uses electronic speed measurements to determine the necessary power steering support for every driving situation. The steering force of the hydraulic power steering is optimally and precisely adjusted to suit the driving situation.
    This means that less physical effort is necessary for steering at lower speeds. As speed increases, however, the steering support is reduced continuously to ensure more direct contact with the road and therefore optimum directional stability. The M Servotronic is specifically calibrated to M vehicles, and at the push of a button, it offers the choice of three different sets of characteristics. In combination with the Competition package, M Servotronic boasts even more direct responsiveness.


M Drive allows for the individual configuration of personal driver profiles from comfortable gliding all the way up to a sporty and highly responsive set-up for use on the racetrack.
Activating either of the two saved profiles (and all of the settings saved with them) is as simple as touching one of the M buttons integrated into the multifunction steering wheel at any time. The pre-set configurations can be adjusted individually via the iDrive menu.
The M driving dynamics buttons, for adjusting all of the individually configurable drive train and suspension functions, are arranged on the centre console around the gear lever. The driver can individually select the DSC mode or adjust the engine's performance characteristics, the Dynamic Damper Control parameters, the M Servotronic steering characteristics, the shift options for the M double-clutch transmission and the appearance of a Head-Up Display. In this way, a detailed vehicle set-up can be assembled – and saved by pressing and holding down one of the two M Drive buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.


Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption – for BMW, the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure.
BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that includes the drive train, energy management and the vehicle concept based on intelligent lightweight construction – and is standard in every BMW.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engine range's new generation of petrol – as well as diesel – engines is responsible for the improved performance and lower fuel consumption in BMW vehicles. Optimised aerodynamics also contribute to the increased efficiency.

  • Automatic Start/Stop function

    The Automatic Start/Stop function ensures that fuel is only used when the car is actually moving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill, for example at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Automatic Start/Stop function saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is idling and the driver's foot is off the clutch (manual transmission), or when the car brakes to a complete standstill (M DCT Drivelogic).
    A signal in the Info Display indicates that the Automatic Start/Stop function is active. As soon as the driver takes their foot off the brake, the engine automatically starts up again immediately.
    This function never compromises driving comfort or safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its optimal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated or cooled, if the battery level is too low or if the steering wheel is being turned. If necessary, a central control unit restarts the engine even when at a standstill, for example if the car begins to roll or if condensation starts to form on the windscreen. The Automatic Start/Stop function can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.