InsideLine: 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe First Drive

6 Series Gran Coupe | May 5th, 2012 by 8
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First test drives reviews of the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe are starting to come in. First to share their impressions behind the wheel …

First test drives reviews of the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe are starting to come in. First to share their impressions behind the wheel of the beautiful four-door coupe are the folks at InsideLine.

And what better way to start their review other than using the following catchy line: “What took you so long?”

Let’s take a look at an excerpt from their review.

InsideLine: 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe First Drive

A Good Start
Curiously, Munich is pitching the Gran Coupe not as a direct Mercedes CLS competitor but as a model positioned slightly above and closer to the Panamera. But the differences in size, price and power seem too small to put much clear blue water between the $71,300 Benz and the roughly $77,000 BMW.

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Complete Package
And then there’s the 2013 BMW 640i Gran Sport’s ride. That may seem strange to mention when chasing dynamic thrills, but the combination of dynamic electronic dampers and dynamic drive, which adjusts the resistance of the anti-sway bars to minimize body roll while allowing for a suppler, loping ride, is vital on roads puckered by sun-melted tarmac.

Worth the Wait
Details like these make the 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe an easier car to own — or an easier one to justify — even if it takes an indulgent trip through the options catalog to reproduce.

But even without a trailer-load of extras, this highly stylish four-door coupe has to be one of the best cars in BMW’s armory. It’s pleasing to look at, endlessly entertaining from behind the wheel and surprisingly devoid of compromises. It’s as though BMW took its time to perfect the four-door coupe instead of merely rushing out a new model to get a stake in the game. If only it could take so long with all of its new models.

Full review at InsideLine

  • Giom

    I’ve quickly perused a few other reviews and it looks like the GC is a hit. Purely from a looks pov, it’s to be expected. The thing that really fries my noodle, is when a few scribes criticize the cramped interior and less practicality compared to a 5 series. Are these people dumb? Do they not understand anything about this niche segment?

    Awesome car tho. This might be my new blue eye!

  • Giom

    I’ve quickly perused a few other reviews and it looks like the GC is a hit. Purely from a looks pov, it’s to be expected. The thing that really fries my noodle, is when a few scribes criticize the cramped interior and less practicality compared to a 5 series. Are these people dumb? Do they not understand anything about this niche segment?

    Awesome car tho. This might be my new blue eye!

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  • Efoza

    This is a great follow up to the 5GT. Will sell well.

  • Efoza

    This is a great follow up to the 5GT. Will sell well.

  • sgammans

    Lovely proportions. This is quite assuredly one of the most beautiful sedans (sorry, it’s not a coupe!) BMW has ever produced.

  • sgammans

    Lovely proportions. This is quite assuredly one of the most beautiful sedans (sorry, it’s not a coupe!) BMW has ever produced.

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