If you’re going to go M-badge, go large. Our test car was painted Mexico Blue, a vibrant £4,000 BMW Special Paint and well worth it, with an Opal White Merino full leather interior. The result was Miami Boulevard on wheels; not a choice for wallflowers as you get an awful lot of looks from the public, and that’s before you fire up the engine. The M6 is distinguished from the standard 6-series coupe by the usual M accoutrements: larger wheels (20in black alloys), aggressive body kit, quad exhausts, M carbon-ceramic brakes and all-important M-badging.
Inside, pupil-dilating white leather aside, it’s still a thankfully sober interior, with the fantastic iDrive system for operating the infotainment system – we still don’t warm to gesture recognition, mainly because you look like an idiot gesticulating wildly at thin air). Our car had an Anthracite alcantara headlining, and Bowers & Wilkins Advanced audio system (£3,750). Other optional luxuries included soft-close doors, reversing camera, seat ventilation, lane-change warning system, surround view, TV, real-time traffic info, concierge services and speed-limit display which is the best £250 you’ll ever spend.