New BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
9th May 2012
Once again BMW is advancing into a new vehicle segment with the introduction of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Following the convertible and the Coupe in the BMW 6 Series, this new exclusive model is the true embodiment of aesthetics, sportiness, comfort and luxury in perfect form. The lean elegance of this vehicle, the very first four-door Coupe in the history of BMW, is truly an exceptional phenomenon. Powerful engines and the advanced chassis technology contribute to a sporty and dynamic driving experience. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is also distinguished by exclusive features and equipment, roominess for rear passenger comfort and remarkable advanced functionality that is unusual even for an upscale, four-door Coupe. For example, folding rear seatbacks and an auxiliary third seat (4+1 seating) are among the unique design features that contribute to the car's versatility.
“Like no other BMW, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe unites extraordinary dynamics and the sheer good looks of a classic BMW Coupe with luxurious appeal. It is a combination that spawns a fascinating and thoroughly independent product personality which is, for me, symbolic of the pure BMW aesthetic.”, says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.
Driving dynamics, smooth performance and efficiency are the hallmarks of the TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Furthermore, the BMW 650i Gran Coupe will be the first model offered with a new and more efficient V8 engine that delivers an impressive 330 kW/450 hp. This engine, just like the six-cylinder power units in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe and the BMW 640d Gran Coupe, is offered as standard in conjunction with an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission and proven BMW EfficientDynamics technology. Standard equipment on all models also includes the Driving Experience button with ECO PRO Mode and the Auto Start Stop function.
The distinctive character of the BMW 6er Gran Coupe is unmistakable in the sophisticated and luxurious interior, not to mention the wide range of standard equipment, such as Xenon headlights, automatic 2-zone air conditioning, leather upholstery and electric seat adjustment with memory function. Innovative optional equipment available includes Adaptive LED Headlights and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System. Furthermore, the M Sports package will also be available as an option for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, or buyers may prefer the BMW Individual package designed specifically for this vehicle.
The driving experience: Harmonised dynamics and comfort.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe stand for sportiness with efficiency. The straight 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe delivers 235 kW/320 hp, and the straight 6-cylinder diesel in the BMW 640d Gran Coupe has a performance rating of 230 kW/313 hp. In the third quarter of 2012, a third engine will be added to the series, namely the V8 petrol engine in the BMW 650i Gran Coupe with 330 kW/450 hp, also available with BMW xDrive four-wheel drive technology. The new-generation BMW V8 engine features TwinPower Turbo technology using two turbochargers, plus direct High-Precision Injection and the fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control system.
The BMW 650i Gran Coupe, just like both 6-cylinder models, is equipped with an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, the Auto Start Stop function and the Driving Experience button including ECO PRO Mode, and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds with an average fuel consumption ranging from 8.6 to 8.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The acceleration of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe is 5.4 seconds, and it has an average fuel consumption of 7.7 to 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The BMW 640d Gran Coupe can also sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and fuel consumption ranges from 5.5 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (figures according to the EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre format).