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      12-12-2012, 10:34 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
Performance
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
Physical
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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      12-12-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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All numbers aside, I think I prefer the aesthetics of the gran coupe more.
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      12-12-2012, 01:32 PM   #3
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the m6 GC is a winner in looks every way. And in many ways on paper for the spec as well. BMW all the way.
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      12-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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M6GC hands down.
The sound of the (any) AMG is insane though.
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      12-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #5
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This is going to be sooo amazing!!!
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      12-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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If it weren't for those ugly ass bug-eye tailights on the CLS63...

But the CLS63 is a torque beast! That's the only advantage I see the CLS63 having over the M6(GC).
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      12-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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CLS 63 AMG looks better to me.
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Still many things to see but as of now and for me It's the Mb who takes the lead.

You should know that with the performance package it pulls the 0-60 down to 3.8 sec.

Also ive been lucky enough to ride in one of each of these (Nor the M or the AMG of course) but in a CLS and 6 GC and general quality seems higher in the CLS for me.

Aaand... um, yeah; my company pays me 1000$ extra a month for carrying a leasing MB as a marketing strategy, that might also make a difference LOL.
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Very hard and close choice to make!

Front end: CLS63. (M6 GC is identical to M6 coupe but CLS has a unique front end)

Side profile: Can't choose. I love M6 GC's roofline but looks more sedan-like than CLS. CLS is more coupe-like and proportions are excellent, but I don't like the drooping line.

Rear end: M6 GC. I dont particularly like CLS lights.

Interior: M6 GC. Whereas exterior looks more sedan-like the interior truly stands out from BMW line-up. CLS interior is nice too though.

As I said very hard call to make, both are amazing machines. Although BMW seems to be quite a bit lighter.
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I like the mean lines of the AMG, but the M overall is the better car. Gotta say though, Benz is slowly getting better with interior fit and finish. Benz < Audi < BMW.
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CLS63 for me. When BMW puts proper brakes on an M car, then I might change my mind.
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i think this may be the most perfect car ever built !
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Still many things to see but as of now and for me It's the Mb who takes the lead.

You should know that with the performance package it pulls the 0-60 down to 3.8 sec.

Also ive been lucky enough to ride in one of each of these (Nor the M or the AMG of course) but in a CLS and 6 GC and general quality seems higher in the CLS for me.

Aaand... um, yeah; my company pays me 1000$ extra a month for carrying a leasing MB as a marketing strategy, that might also make a difference LOL.
The M5 already did some 3.7sec 0-60 times...
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Holy torque on the CLS63!!!

I'd still buy the M6 GC though.
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They're both very beautiful cars, no doubt. The rear swoop and pinched backend on the Mercedes gives it a bit more of an elegant, classic feel while the M6GC is a bit more modern looking. I'm sure I would be happy to have either, though my eyes are set on the M4 coupe. Am I wrong in thinking that the M6GC is going to be significantly more money than the CLS63 AMG though?
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mercedes wins this hands down. no contest. BMW is relying way too much on the power of their brand to sell cars these days
You have to realize that the very purpose of building a brand is so that you can command higher prices for your product. It automatically builds value in the mind of the buyer. You can't fault them for taking advantage of the brand they've built with decades of hard work. Objectively speaking though, yes I think the Mercedes is the winner here. That said, the BMW will still sell like crazy. Also - let's be honest - in this price range most buyers aren't concerned with pinching pennies.
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Both stunning to me. I would take the M6 grand coupe if it was my money to spend. However, if $$$ isn't any issue, I love to take both any day.
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The M6 GC is a winner.

The mercs styling is all very messy .. too very much look at me im a 4door sedan coupe with an obnoxious body surafce .

The 6er GC looks soo good on the road you'de mistake it for a 2 door 6er. honestley photo's dont do justice to a 6er unless you see one ..

M6 GC takes my pick by a huge margin.
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the 6GC def looks more like a performance oriented vehicle over the Merc.
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CLS63 for me. When BMW puts proper brakes on an M car, then I might change my mind.
M6 GC will have CCB brakes as an option
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The merc has this one to me. The 6-Series looks damn good though.
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Thats easy. CLS63
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