BMW has released the first images of the production four-door M6 Gran Coupe, which we know is coming to the U.S. for 2014, and in typical teaser-image form, they are both closely cropped and darkened. No matter—while it isn’t much of a stretch to imagine what an M-ified 6-series Gran Coupe might look like (hint: take one part M5, one part M6 coupe, and shake vigorously), it appears as though the production model looks just likeour previously published speculative rendering. Just for fun, we lightened the image of the M6 Gran Coupe’s front end and embedded it at the bottom of this post so you could see the car in all its glory.
Unfortunately, BMW didn’t release any specifics with the shadowy photos. We have a decent amount of background info on the M6 Gran Coupe, which we expect will get the same twin-turbo V-8 and choice of seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or six-speed manual as the M5. Given the regular Gran Coupe’s mixture of 5- and 6-series chassis and suspension pieces, the M6 Gran Coupe likely will employ a mix of M6 coupe and M5 sedan bits in the same departments.
Even though we know the M6 Gran Coupe will hit our shores sometime next year as a 2014 model, BMW has yet to offer up at which auto show to expect the four-door M6′s debut. This month’s L.A. show, the Detroit show in January, or Geneva in March are the likeliest of locales.