We’re attending the U.S. launch of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and had the opportunity to spend some time with the four-door coupe on the scenic roads between Santa Barbara and Solvang, California.

Without immediately jumping into the first drive impressions (more on that tomorrow), we simply wanted to share some real life photos of what we believe is one of the most beautiful BMWs in the current lineup. The 6 Gran Coupe is a head-turner and immediately stood out in an area where luxury or supercars are considered “business as usual.”

BMW will first launch the 640i variant powered by the 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo Inline-6 engine. The 640i Gran Coupe goes on sale in late June with an M.S.R.P. of $76,895. Later in the summer, the TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will join the range. These models will be priced at $87,395 and $90,395 respectively (all prices include the $895 Handling and Destination charge).

Enjoy the photo gallery!