BMW has taken on its rivals’ challenges and in the process has come up with the most anticipated BMW vehicle. The 6 Series Gran Coupe, a production version of the Gran Coupe concept is grabbing the attention of motor enthusiasts everywhere – and for good reason.
The new Gran Coupe is a typical 6 Series car, but it stands out in its class thanks to the dynamic fusion of sporting capabilities and luxurious touring comfort. With an 11.4cm longer wheelbase than the standard 6 Series coupe, the Gran Coupe measures in at 5m with a 3m wheelbase, is 1.8m wide and stands 1.39m high.
Under the bonnet, the Gran Coupe 640i runs on a TwinPower turbo 6-cylinder engine with an output of 315hp at 5 800 to 6 000rpm and a peak torque of 45.6kg/m. Despite its sturdy appearance, this model can go from 0 to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds and top speed is 250km/h.
Following the 640i is the 650i model complete with 4.4-liter V-8 engine that along with the TwinTurbo technology will also be equipped with BMW’s VALVETRONIC variable valve timing. The V8 engine puts out 445hp and peak torque hits at 66.3kg/m between 2 000 and 4 500rpm. The 650i goes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds.
The entire Gran Coupe range comes with a standard 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission combined with BMW EfficientDynamics, Brake Energy Regeneration, engine Auto Start-Stop, on-demand operation of ancillary components, intelligent lightweight construction and driver-friendly handling.
Inspired by the ocean’s waves, the Gran Coupe is sleek and elegant – even as a four-door. The signature kidney grille and V-shaped bonnet results in a powerful yet smooth appearance. The front spreads out to flared wheel arches and the LED foglamps. The air vents mimic the kidney shape and the rear lights round off the Gran Coupe’s flowing and seamless lines.
Inside, the Gran Coupe is luxurious and comfortable with the emphasis on driver safety. The cockpit features a section of the instrument panel that is angled towards the driver and the gear selector for the automatic gearbox, the Driving Experience Control switch and the switch for the parking brake are all positioned on the surface of the center console which opens out towards the driver. The interior is trimmed in Dakota leather but is available in Nappa leather on request.
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