BMW's 4-door 6-Series
Audi S7 Sportback
2nd September, 2011
CLS prices announced
5th June, 2011
17th March, 2011
CLS 63 AMG
22nd November, 2010
Brake for Mercedes-Benz CLS
9th November, 2010
11th December, 2011
The presentation of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe sees
BMW follow Mercedes-Benz and Audi into the larger premium 4-door 'coupe' market segment. The third
body style in the BMW 6 Series line-up follows the Convertible and Coupe, and is the first
four-door Coupe in BMW's history. The elegance of the cars design makes it a handsome addition to
the range. Powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology combine to produce a dynamic
driving experience. And the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe also makes its mark with exclusive equipment
features and a level of practicality to rival its premium four-door Coupe competitors.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe integrates the looks and dynamics of a Coupe into a new model with a
fascination all of its own. The proportions of this new BMW reveal a low-slung, sporty package but
with four-door convenience. It is a fresh interpretation of the three-box design: a sweeping,
powerfully contoured bonnet, a long wheelbase giving the car an elegantly stretched appearance
and a distinctive set-back passenger compartment. In addition, its low height and a roof line that
flows in a shallow arc into the rear allow the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe to set a new look for
The design of the interior provides a harmonious link between the front seats and the rear, and
embodies the combination of elegance and dynamics. The driver-focused cockpit, front passenger area
bordered by sweeping surfaces and generously sized rear compartment combine joy in the cars
dynamic potential with travel comfort amid a stylish and luxurious ambience. The BMW 6 Series Gran
Coupe comes with 4+1 seats, while a 113-millimetre longer wheelbase than the BMW 6 Series Coupe
allows it to offer a noticeable increase in legroom for the rear passengers. Plus, a through-loading
facility and folding rear seat backrests give a further boost to practicality and increase boot
capacity from 460 litres to 1,265 litres.
Length: 5,007 millimetres, wheelbase: 2,968 millimetres, width: 1,894 millimetres, height: 1,392
millimetres. Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres.
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The driving experience
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe excel in sportiness
and efficiency. The six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe develops 235
kW (320 hp), while the straight-six diesel powering the BMW 640d Gran Coupe serves up 230 kW (313
hp). The 'icing on the cake' of the model range will be provided by the BMW 650i Gran Coupe and
its 330 kW (450 hp) V8 power plant. The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology of the new-generation
eight-cylinder unit now also includes VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing. All the engine
variants work in tandem with an eight-speed sports automatic transmission, while measures such as
the Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode activated using the Driving Experience Control
switch help to reduce fuel consumption. The BMW 650i Gran Coupe will also be available with BMW
xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
The chassis technology built into the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe includes a double-wishbone front
axle, an integral rear axle, Electric Power Steering and a high-performance braking system. Plus,
the Servotronic function and Dynamic Damper Control both also come as standard. Among the items on
the options list are Integral Active Steering and the Adaptive Drive system.
As well as the eight-speed sports automatic transmission and Dynamic Damper Control, the
range of standard equipment awaiting BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe customers in Germany includes
electrically adjustable leather seats, 2-zone automatic climate control, xenon headlights, 18-inch
light-alloy wheels, the Radio Professional with HiFi loudspeaker system, and automatically dimming
exterior and rear-view mirrors. The selection of exclusive options, meanwhile, allows customers to
add their own individual touch. Highlights of the optional equipment range include adaptive LED
headlights and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System. Added to which, a bespoke M Sport
package and options from BMW Individual developed exclusively for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will
be offered from launch.
The line-up of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive includes
BMW Parking Assistant, Surround View, Collision Warning with braking function (in conjunction with
Active Cruise Control), Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, the
anti-dazzle High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition and the BMW Head-Up
Production at BMW Plant Dingolfing
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be manufactured at BMW Plant Dingolfing alongside the 6 Series
Coupe and Convertible, 5 Series and 7 Series.
BMW 650i Gran Coupe (BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe): V8 petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo
technology with two turbochargers and High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC.
Displacement: 4,395 cc, output: 330 kW (450 hp) at 5,500 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 650 Nm (479
lb-ft) at 2,000 4,500 rpm. Acceleration 0 100 km/h (62 mph): 4.6 seconds (4.5 seconds), top
speed: 250 km/h (155 mph). Average fuel consumption#: 8.6 8.8 (9.2 9.4) litres per
100 kilometres, CO2 emissions#: 199 206 g/km (215 219 g/km), exhaust standard: EU5.
BMW 640i Gran Coupe: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with
twin-scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC. Displacement:
2,979 cc, output: 235 kW (320 hp) at 5,800 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,300
4,500 rpm. Acceleration 0 100 km/h (62 mph): 5.4 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph). Average
fuel consumption#: 7.7 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres (35.8 36.2 mpg imp), CO2
emissions#: 179 183 g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
BMW 640d Gran Coupe: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with
two-stage turbocharging and common-rail direct injection. Displacement: 2,993 cc, output: 230 kW
(313 hp) at 4,400 rpm, max. torque: 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) at 1,500 2,500 rpm. Acceleration 0 100
km/h (62 mph): 5.4 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph), Average fuel consumption#:
5.5 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (49.6 50.4 mpg imp), CO2 emissions#: 146 149
g/km, exhaust standard: EU5.
Stay tuned to Next Car for an announcement, in due course, regarding Australian
availability, prices and specifications.
Note: # Figures according to EU test cycle and depending on tyre format; BMW
650i Gran Coupe: provisional figures.