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


  • 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.


  • 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


26 responses to “Just The Facts: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe”

  1. Austin Williamson says:

    10 bucks as soon as this is available (or just before), the 5series Gran Turismo disappears from the lineup

    • Xcoreflyup says:

      nope, it wont, the day Merc still has the R class, the 5er GT will still be there, it’s about market share.

    • wazon8 says:

      5GT is totally different car from 6GC, designed to address totally different preferences of customers than 6GC, so introduction of 6GC won’t be a reason of stopping its production. Only kind of blind journalists thought about 5GT as a rival of CLS and similar cars, which it’s clearly not.

      • John says:

        true, I’m not even ashamed to admit that I bought 5GT because it was comfortable and above all, practical. Now that I have a family, the 3 series coupe won’t do as a daily driver. I don’t mind that 5GT compromises sportiness for comfort, in my position it is definetly a plus. So if I had to choose between 5GT and 6GC back in 2009, I would still have gotten 5GT.

        • wazon8 says:

          That’s exactly the point of introducing 5GT – especially in U.S., where, if I’m correct, 5-er touring is not avaible, which is perhaps the only car in BMW’s line up that can be comapred with 5GT in terms of functionality and which doesn’t sacrifice driving dynamics in a way that any SUV does. Still,as you surely know, 5GT is even more spacious than 5-er Touring (after all, 7-er’s platform do its job in this respect).

  2. Manchester Man says:

    Call me a speed mentalist but I would love to see an M6 Gran Coupe. Wooohooo!!

  3. Ok Capt says:

    It is gorgeous, amazing, fantastic, perfect!!!

  4. Coffur Co says:

    I like this shapes,more fashion amazing the designer

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  5. Viper says:

    how much does this car weights?

  6. Gekkegerrie says:

    its all about showoff ,I will patiently wait for my new BMWi3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like this sery, fashional and amazing,talent designer

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