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      05-12-2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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Drives: 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Minnesota

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Proud New Owner of a 2016 M6 GC - Tracking My Journey


Over the weekend I finally pulled the trigger on my first BMW and a car I've dreamt of owning since I first drove one 4 years ago: a 2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

I purchased the car CPO from BMW Austin on Saturday May 9th. I took a one-way flight from Minneapolis down to Austin on Friday to pick the car up on Saturday morning and drive it 15 hours back to Minnesota -- something that I felt was fitting to do given that this car is built to excel when it comes to effortlessly eating up the miles.

It was (still is) a surreal experience to finally own this car. I'll use this thread to canvas out the different details about the car as well as my plans for it as time goes on.

About the Car

2016 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Purchased at ~45,000 miles
Certified Pre Owned
  • 7 Speed DCT Transmission (2MK)
  • 475 Black Sapphire Metallic
  • X3SW Black Full Merino Leather
  • ZDB Driving Assistance Plus
    • 5AG Active Blind Spot Detection
    • 5AS Active Driving Assistant
    • 5DL Side and Top View Cameras
    • 8TH Speed Limit Info
  • ZEC Executive Package
    • 248 Heated Steering Wheel
    • 415 Power rear sunshade
    • 416 Rear sunshades
    • 453 Front ventilated seats
    • 455 Active front seats
    • 496 Heated rear seats
    • 610 Head-up Display
    • 6F2 Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • 2TY 20" M wheel 343M w/perf nonrft
  • 2VB Tire pressure monitor
  • 323 Soft-close automatic doors
  • 4NB 4-zone climate control
  • 5AC Automatic High Beams
  • ZEB Enhanced USB & Bluetooth
A few quick photos after I got it home and washed:

Plans For the Car

  • OEM M Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser (51-19-2-347-848) Jump to Post
  • OEM M Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Deck Spoiler (51-62-2-327-610) Jump to Post
  • OEM M Performance Black Kidney Grilles (51-71-2-352-809 & 51-71-2-352-810) Jump to Post
  • OEM Competition Mufflers/Tips (Interim Solution) Jump to Post
  • iND Painted Front Reflectors (475 - Black Sapphire Metallic) Jump to Post
  • Match Front Window Tint to Rears (20%) Jump to Post
  • Replace Plastic Lip Spoiler Underneath Front Bumper (51-12-8-054-346) Jump to Post
  • Replace '///M' decal on brake calipers Jump to Post
  • Add Red Start/Stop Button Jump to Post
  • Ceramic Controls Jump to Post (iDrive+Front Climate) Jump to Post (Rear Climate)
  • Spacers (10mm Front, 10mm Rear to Accomodate Sizing Up to 305 Rears in Spring)
  • OEM M Performance Stainless Steel Pedal Covers (35-00-2-232-276) Jump to Post
  • OEM M Performance Carbon Fiber DCT Knob (61-31-2-343-709) Jump to Post
  • Re-Spray Front Bumper (Rock Chips) and Rear Bumper (Load Edge wear) and XPEL Film Jump to Post
  • OEM M Performance Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Trim (32-30-2-345-203) Jump to Post
  • Replace underside components that are cracked/worn along with hardware
To Do:
  • OEM M Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps (51-14-2-351-091 & 51-14-2-358-656)
  • OEM M Performance Exhaust System (18-30-2-351-490)
  • Re-Spray Rockers, Hood, & Fenders (Rock Chips) in preparation for XPEL Film
  • Refinish Wheels and Ceramic Coat
  • Paint Correction + Ceramic Coating
  • BM3 Tune
  • DCT Service (Fluid + Filters)
  • Eibach PRO-KIT Performance Springs (0.8" Drop F & R)

And lastly I wanted to thank everyone on this forum for providing a wealth of knowledge to search through and learn from -- there is a ton of useful info that I was able to do research on prior to making the purchase and it made me even more excited to own this car and become part of the community. Looking forward to returning the favor!

Last edited by LJohnson32; 07-25-2020 at 10:35 AM..