The BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Porsche Panamera Turbo feud is sailing fast as the two models show off its specifications. Both of these model cost well into six figures. Enthusiasts and consumers alike are interested to learn which luxury model would best fit their needs.
The Porsche purists decried the idea of a four-door sedan when it was launched in 2010. Despite the initial backlash, the model had strong sales. The most peculiar aspect of the Panamera is the round derriere, which struggled to incorporate its hatch back lift.
The interior, however, had set a brand-new requirement for Porsche. The console’s number of buttons showed Porsche’s “one button, one function” philosophy. The circular gauges were traditional with Porsche’s five round gages that kept the driver informed.
According to Digital Trends, the new Panamera has a 4.0-litre V8 engine producing 542bhp and mated to a responsive eight-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. There are a lot of comfort-enhancing functions in every aspect of the Panamera. The comfort upgrade was sufficient to take the air-sprung Panamera’s kerb weight to 2070kg. The Panamera costs $141,128.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupé is an evidence that even one of the conclusive super-saloon producers has actually had to diversify to keep up with the market needs. BMW was a master when it comes to model expansion. BMW initially had an executive saloon, then a two-door variation of it. Recently, the company expanded in producing SUV, a convertible and ultimately a fourdoor ‘coupé’ like the M6.
According to Auto Blog, the M6 has a 4.4L V-8 Engine with a 7-speed auto-shift man without overdrive transmission. Its torque will bring 500 at 1,500 rpm with 540hp at 6,000 rpm. The model is also a rear-wheel drive type.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs. Porsche Panamera Turbo: A side-by-side comparison
The Porsche will send its power to all four wheels through its PDK dual clutch transmission. Meanwhile, the M6 Gran Coupe comes standard with Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The M6 will get a six-speed manual option at no cost option in the U.S.
The Porsche is dynamic in its design. The car’s steering wheel communicated the feel from the road extremely well. The M6 Gran Coupe is a huge car to bring on a race track. The M6 has a slight understeer than the Panamera but its oversteer will topple the latter.
Enthusiasts and consumers who are planning to buy either of the two models should make a list of their needs. For instance, the M6 is too huge for a race track but it handles itself pretty well. However, both cars are almost the same in size. The Panamera offers a satisfying car to drive, but its design is not as spectacular than the other Porsche models.