Just The Facts: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

6 Series Gran Coupe | December 11th, 2011 by 26
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BMW introduces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that combines stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics …

BMW introduces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that combines stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five passengers.

The 6 Series Gran Coupe goes on sale in the US in June 2012 and will be offered as three distinct models: BMW 640i, 650i and 650i xDrive (the latter two launching in late summer 2012).

As with any new launch,  BMW publishes a lengthy press release of the 6 Series Gran Coupe, so therefore we decided to simplify it for you and remove some of the “fluff.”

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Here is are just the facts of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe:

US Line-up

  • BMW 640i – TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder powered
  • BMW 650i – TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered
  • BMW 650i xDrive – TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered with all-wheel-drive sytems

Dimensions

  • Length: 197 inches (5,007 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 116.8 inches (2,968 mm), 4.4 inches (111 mm) longer than the Coupe
  • Width: 74.6 inches (1,894 mm) wide
  • Height: 54.8 inches (1,392 mm)
  • Trunk space: 16.24 cu. ft (460-liter) DIN

For comparison purposes, the Gran Coupe is 4.0 inches (102mm) longer, 1.3 inches (34mm) wider and 2.8 inches (72mm) lower than the BMW 550i.

Technology

  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • BMW ConnectedDrive
  • Rear-view camera and Surround View,
  • Parking Assistant
  • BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • BMW Head-Up-Display
  • Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System
  • Integral Active Steering
  • Active Roll Stabilization
  • Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO mode

Engines and Performance

BMW 640i Gran Coupe

  • 3.0 liter six-cylinder TwinPower – 225 kW/315 hp at 5,800 to 6,00
  • High peak torque of 330 lb-ft, on stream between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm
  • 0 to 62 mph (0-100km/h) in 5.4 seconds
  • Top speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
  • Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle: 7.8 l/100km (30.1 mpg)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission

BMW 650i Gran Coupe

  • Upgraded 4.4-liter V-8 engine (N63Tu) that adds BMW’s VALVETRONIC variable valve timing
  • 445 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm (a 45 hp increase)
  • Peak torque of 480 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm (a 30 lbs-ft increase)
  • 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100km/h) in 4.6 seconds
  • Gran Coupe 650i xDrive Gran Coupe 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Average fuel consumption lies between 8.6 and 8.8 l/100km (26.7-27.3 mpg), (provisional figures according to EU test cycle depending on tire options)
  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission

Packages and Options

Luxury Seating Package adds ventilated multi-contour, active seats, sunshades on both the rear side and rear windows and a four zone climate control system with additional controls located between the rear seats.

M Sport package and BMW Individual range available from launch.

An M Sport package developed specially for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is available from the launch of the new car. Among the features included are an M aerodynamics package with uniquely designed front fascia, side skirts and rear fascia. The M Sport package also includes exhaust tips in black chrome, black-painted brake callipers, LED foglamps, a sports exhaust system for the BMW 650i Gran Coupe and 19-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design. 20-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design are also available as a package upgrade. Customers ordering the M Sport package may also opt for the M paint finishes Carbon Black metallic and Imola Red non-metallic.

The sporting theme continues inside the car in the form of special M Alcantara/leather sports seats with blue contrast stitching, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles, and aluminium hexagon interior trim. Plus, the M Sport package adds door sill finishers sporting the M logo and an M driver’s footrest to the mix.

Also available from launch is the BMW Individual range of products, which allows customers to tailor the exterior and interior of their BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe precisely and exclusively to their personal style. The four BMW Individual paint shades are joined in the range by BMW Individual special paint finishes and a selection of matt paint finishes. For example, the BMW Individual matt finish Frozen Bronze metallic is available exclusively for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design can be specified in 19 and 20-inch format.

One of the highlights of the BMW Individual range of interior options is the Opal White full-leather trim specially developed for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, combined with the interior color Amaro Brown. Here, the leather-covered instrument panel and Alcantara BMW Individual roof liner are also presented in Amaro Brown.

Full press release and information on the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

 

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