Exclusive: The new BMW 6 series Gran Coupe is now available for dealer order

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We have just learned exclusively that the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is now available for order at your local BMW dealership. BMW 6 …

We have just learned exclusively that the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is now available for order at your local BMW dealership.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe goes on sale in 2012 and will be initially equipped with the 3.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged engine. The equipment level and options are very similar to the recently released 6 Series Coupe.

Graduating from a concept level, the new 6er Gran Coupe is a four-dour coupe that uses the same ‘backbone’ platform that underpins the current 5-series, 7-series and 5 GT. The car will offer the same mix of six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as those cars, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Exclusive: The new BMW 6 series Gran Coupe is now available for dealer order

The BMW Gran Coupe is labeled as a 4-door coupe type of vehicle with a distinctive sporty character. The Gran Coupe has been designed to combine the abilities of a GT and a sports car. The roof is 100mm lower than the 7 Series models, and its rear quarters slightly more restricted.

The wheelbase measures 116.8 inch and sits on a 74.9 inch wide track. To increase its sportiness, BMW engineers lowered the car by 3.5 inches when compared to the 5 Series sedan (54 inches). At 197.1 inches overall, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is 2 inches longer than a Mercedes CLS-Class.

The 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe carries the essence of brand values and the genes of BMW design into the future and the expectations are that these styling cues will turn up all over BMW range in the next few years. The sleek Gran Coupe retain iconic elements like the kidney-grille, Hofmeister kink and a less pronounced shark nose.

To keep weight off, the four-door uses aluminum for the front hood and doors, thermoplastics for the front fenders, and SMC plastic for the trunk lid. As with other top-line BMWs, a full suite of telematics and driver assistance systems are on the menu.

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Exclusive: The new BMW 6 series Gran Coupe is now available for dealer order

  • Manny Antunes

    SCORE!!!!

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  • Giom

    Horatiu, when are they releasing photos? Hope it’s soon, this is going to be a looker!

    • Manny Antunes

      Early December. 

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  • Mateo

    another boat on new 7 series platform, this F01 is the 7er. bmw should word harder for 5 and 6GT models cause they should be more sporty. 2ton car, no matter panamera, M5, 6 Gran Coupe, or any other name, it’s a boat.

    btw. it will be awesome but simply not close to ultimate driving machine

    • empower

      all you do is moan its a large car to fit over weight yanks it is full of tech and will be 5 stars in crash tests. this car will be more ridged then anything in its class and therefore more nimble and more fuel efficient. so its weight will be only noticed on paper when you compare it to cars of the past. look at the weight size and height of a x6 and see how bmw defies the laws of physics and makes the ultimate driving machine in every class they enter

      • Mateo

        alright then? why then bmw trying to make inline six lightweight diesels? Why don’t they make big V8 diesels like in E65/E38 7 series????

        because they are TOO DAMN HEAVY!!!!

        bmw know’s 5/6 are heavy and that’s why they put a ton of electronics to keep you feel light!

        -this car will be more ridged then anything in its class-
        what class, audi? merc? bmw should be class unto itself, remember e65? That was a true BMW, simply exotic – there was nothing like it! the interior, exterior, first 6speed automatic, iDrive etc. etc. etc.

        • empower

          alright then? why then bmw trying to make inline six lightweight diesels? Why don’t they make big V8 diesels like in E65/E38 7 series????
          THEY ARE NOT TRYING THEY ALREADY HAVE, BMW NEVER BUILD LARGE ENGINES WHEN THEY CAN MAKE A SMALLER ONE WITH AS MUCH POWER..
          YOU SEEM TO THINK BMW ADDS WAIT FOR THE FUN OFF IT. YOUR LIVING IN THE PAST

          • Mateo

            each gen of inline six diesel is lighter so they “didn’t already have”, they are still trying – even V8 from M3 is over 200 kg, this TT V8 from M5 is even more i bet.

        • Tom

          Mateo,

          perhaps it was a misprint but BMW does no longer make V8 diesels

          • Mateo

            i know, las one was in e65 7 series, i think 745d

  • http://twitter.com/EndrasBMW Endras BMW

    Unfortunately the GC can’t be ordered yet in Canada.

  • Guest

    no manual :(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3Y7W7MMMU3JKSDVK7YUV4ASSCI Alex

      Who would want a manual these days, especially in such car? Its no sports car. Plus, auctomatics are better and faster anyway.

  • fruneed

    Awesome!! This definety will be a success!! I can’t wait!

  • Efoza

    This story is not true. I have just been to my dealer and they have confirmed. It is BS.

    • Manny Antunes

      What you are looking at above is the actual ordering sheet we use to order this car for center use. Some dealers have not received their bulletin allowing them to order their demo yet, but they will. 

  • Arwar

    this could easily be my dream car

  • Mose121

    Great, another useless BMW catering to 0.1% of buyers added to the already bloated model lineup.  It won’t sell and dealers will have to give them away after they sit around on the lot.  At first, dealers will mark them up over sticker to cash in on the marketing hype and for a couple month’s they will fly out the door.  Then, just like the 5GT they will sit around until BMW offers incentives of $8-10k just so dealers can get them off their floor plan.  It looks ok I guess, but it should have remained a design exercise.  Not to mention a 6 series should always have 2 doors, never 4.  They should have called it a 7GT or something.  It would have boosted sales too I bet. 

    • Giom

      Don’t forget that the 5GT was never meant to be a volume seller. There was a small gap and BMW filled filled it. As I understand, more 5GTs were sold (globally) than BMW expected.

      The GC is another story. It’s sexy and sleek. More practical than a 6 series Coupé. Just by its looks, it will sell. You call it useless… it WILL make money, so, nothing useless about that!

      • Mose121

        Sure, no one expected the 5GT to sell in huge volumes.  It was expected to take the place of the 5 series touring wagon, but even BMW has openly admitted that the 5GT undersold and was a mistake to bring it to market.

        • Giom

          …For the US. I was talking globally.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3Y7W7MMMU3JKSDVK7YUV4ASSCI Alex

      And…you are saying this from experience? They will sell fine, just like 5GT sells just peachy, I work for BMW dealership, and 5 GTs sells real well. No incentives of $8-10K either, in fact, no incentives at all. Get your facts straight before you open you mouth.

  • Viper

    its just sad that it doesnt distance itself much from a regular bmw5 and 7. it looks way too similar.

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  • NANBENDAAAAAAA

    its not just a car its caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

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