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BMW models to make their Auto Shanghai debut

Toni Avery
Apr 9, 2013

The 2013 Auto Shanghai will welcome many world premiers as well as many hopeful concepts. Out of those hopefuls are models that are well beyond the drawing board stage and are set to arrive on show room floors. Two especially exciting cars are the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo and M6 Gran Coupe making their Asian Continent debut.

According to BMW, its 3 Series lineup is the world's most successful premium car, so adding the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo can only help. To live up to this BMW would not just make a few minor changes here and there, they have gone as far as introducing a new body variant of the 3 Series GT. Following the familiar four-door frameless window coupe-styling, the GT also offers generous passenger room and even an active rear spoiler, the first of its kind on a BMW car.

The GT will also be available with three engine options. The power output of these powerplants range from 184 to 306 hp. All three will use the BMW Twinpower Turbo Technology, which will be matted with a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW is best known for its sporty and powerful M line cars. The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe is set to join the already impressive lineup of M6 coupe and convertibles models. The M6 Gran Coupe will be powered by M TwinPower Turbo technology with a V8 pushing out 560 hp and a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds.

The Gran Coupe will come standard with an M version of the Dynamic Damper Control system. Also with the M Servotronic function will be the hydraulic variable-ratio-rack-and-pinion steering. As if M performance options such as the standard high-performance compound braking system aren’t enough, BMW will also offer M carbon ceramic brakes, which are all around better for the not-so ordinary M6 Gran Coupe.

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