BMW's new fast four-door - the M6 Gran Coupe
It's the four-door variant in the growing M6 range and is all set to make its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January.
It tips the scales at just 5kg more than the M5 saloon at 1,950kg, and features a number of M modifications to the bodywork. The primary change is the M bodykit with flared arches and spoilers, while the M6 Gran Coupe also gets four exhaust pipes, 20-inch wheels, a carbon-fibre roof and lowered and stiffened suspension.
The newcomer is limited to 155mph, and gets to 60mph in four seconds. A performance package allowing the M6 Gran Coupe to top 189mph will be offered to those customers demanding extra speed.
The M6 Gran Coupe weighs in at £97,490 when it goes on sale in May 2013, and comes with full-leather interior, two-zone climate control, sat-nav and heated and electric front seats.
As a guide, the M6 Gran Coupe's biggest rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG, is a whopping £15,600 cheaper, while the BMW M5 saloon is £25k less expensive.