BMW had a strong presence at the North American International Auto Show with models such as the Z4 and 4-Series Coupe concept, but the real highlight was the company's new M6 GranCoupe.

Looking bold and aggressive, the model distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit that includes a new front bumper, revised side skirts and a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) diffuser. There's also a CFRP roof, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels.

The interior is virtually identical to the standard model but is lavishly equipped with Merino leather seats, an M steering wheel and an Alcantara headliner. Customers can also order M multifunction seats, GPS navigation and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Motivation is provided by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 560 HP (412 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) or 305 km/h (189 mph) with the optional M Driver’s Package. Unsurprisingly the model isn't terribly frugal as it averages 9.9 L/100km (28.5 mpg UK / 23.7 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 232 g/km.

German sales are slated to begin in May and pricing will start at €128,800 (including a 19% VAT). A U.S. launch is slated for this summer and pricing will be announced in the coming months.

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