We have just learned through our sister-magazine BimmerToday that the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will start at 79,500 euros for German customers. The entry level, BMW 640i GC is priced about 4,800 euros more than the identically powered 6er Coupe. Next on the pricing scale is the BMW 640 Gran Coupe which will sell for 83,000 euros, while the high-end 650i GC goes for 92,600 euros.

The xDrive version of the 650i adds another 3,400 euros to a total price of 96,000 euros.

In comparison, the Audi A7 starts as low as 48,900 euros for the 2.9 FSI front-wheel drive model, while the 300 horsepower 3.0 TFSI model has a base price of 58,600, significant lower than the 640i Gran Coupe. Mercedes’s lowest-priced CSL variant is the 250 CDI with a price of 59,857 euros, while the 306 horsepower CLS 350 sells for 64,617 euros, or approximately 15,000 euros cheaper than the 640i Gran Coupe. The top-model, CLS 500 with 408 horsepower and a V8 engine, costs 80, 560 euros.

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).

Here are the full tech specs on the U.S. line-up:

The entry-level model 640i is powered by a 3.0 liter six-cylinder TwinPower rated at 225 kW/315 hp at 5,800 to 6,00 and high peak torque of 330 lb-ft, on stream between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm.

Highest offering, 650i Gran Coupe uses an upgraded 4.4-liter V-8 engine (N63Tu) that adds BMW’s VALVETRONIC variable valve timing with 445 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm (a 45 hp increase), and peak torque of 480 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm (a 30 lbs-ft increase).

Pricing will be announced in early 2012.