The U.S. launch of the new BMW 640i Gran Coupe takes place this week in Santa Barbara, California. To showcase the beautiful design lines and sportiness of the Gran Coupe, BMW takes a Frozen Bronze model for a ride on some curvy roads.

The BMW 640i Gran Coupe variant will debut this summer in the U.S. with a base price of $76,895, followed by the 650i Gran Coupe (with xDrive option as well) in early September. From launch time, the 6 Series Gran Coupe will be available with the M Sport Package.

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.

Stay tuned for our first driving impressions, but in the mean time, watch the video below and our extensive photo gallery.