A third body variant of the BMW M6 high-performance sports car is set to be presented for the first time, as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe joins the existing Coupe and Convertible models in the line-up.

The new member of the M6 family brings together customary M performance characteristics with extra helpings of luxury and aesthetic appeal.

The high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and 412kW/560hp propels the BMW M6 Gran Coupe from 0–100km/h (62mph) in 4.2 seconds.

The elegant, sporty lines of the four-door Coupe are complemented by bespoke features, such as the carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof.

The greater interior space of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe allows two rear passengers to enjoy generous levels of on-board comfort, and there is also a third rear seat for use on shorter journeys.

M6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in Ireland on May 25, 2013 for a cool €181,180 (OTR).