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      12-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Mercedes CLS63 AMG Matchup

The just announced M6 Gran Coupe [official details/photos] comes next summer to compete with the Mercedes CLS63 AMG. Until now, the CLS63 has really had no direct competition in terms of a car that closely matches its size, styling, performance, and segment.

Now that the CLS63 has some competition, we've put together this comparison of specs and photos for your reference. We don't yet have final physical specs for the M6 Gran Coupe, but we've used the 6 Series Gran Coupe exterior dimensions and took a good guess as to the M6 Gran Coupe's weight.

BMW M6 Gran CoupeMercedes CLS63 AMG
Engine4.4L TwinPower Turbo V85.5L twin turbocharged V8
Horsepower560 hp @ 5750 rpm536 hp @ 5500 rpm (563hp w/ Performance Package)
Torque500 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm590 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm (664 lb-ft w/ Performance Package)
0-60 mph4.1 seconds4.4 seconds
Redline7200 rpm6400 rpm
Top Speed155 mph (limited)155 mph (limited)
Transmission7 Speed M-Double Clutch Transmission (M-DCT)7 Speed Automatic (wet clutch)
US PricingTBA$95,900
German Pricing128.800 €, including 19 % VAT116.203 €

Physical Specs Comparison (figures taken from 6 Series Gran Coupe).

BMW M6 Gran CoupeMercedes CLS63 AMG
Length197.1 inches (from 6 Series Gran Coupe)194.5 inches
Width74.5 inches (from 6 Series Gran Coupe)74.1 inches
Wheelbase116.8 inches (from 6 Series Gran Coupe)113.2 inches
Curb WeightTBA. But, drawing from M6 coupe which had a +10 lb gain over the 650i coupe, the M6 Gran Coupe may weigh around 4,033 pounds (6 Series Gran Coupe weighs 4,023 lbs)4,599 lb

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