BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
The presentation of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe sees BMW venturing into a new vehicle segment once again. The third model in the BMW 6 Series line- up follows in the tire tracks of the Convertible and Coupe, and is the first four- door Coupe in the history of the brand. The athletic elegance of the car’s design makes it a particularly handsome addition to the range. Powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology combine to produce an impressively dynamic driving experience. And the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe also makes its mark with exclusive equipment features and a level of practicality unmatched by its premium four-door Coupe rivals.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe integrates the stand-out looks and dynamics of a Coupe into a fresh new model with a fascinating character all of its own. The hallmark proportions of a BMW are reproduced in an unusually low-slung, sporty package given the car’s four-door construction. And they are defined by a fresh interpretation of the three-box design: a sweeping, powerfully contoured bonnet, a long wheelbase – giving the car an elegantly stretched appearance – and a set-back passenger compartment. In addition, its low height and a roof line that flows in a shallow arc into the rear allow the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe to set a new aesthetic benchmark for four-door cars.
The design of the interior creates a harmonious link between the front seats and the rear, and embodies the perfect combination of elegance and dynamics. The driver-focused cockpit, front passenger area bordered by elegantly sweeping surfaces and generously sized rear compartment combine joy in the car’s dynamic potential with travel comfort amid a stylish and luxurious ambience. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with 4+1 seats, while a 113-millimetre longer wheelbase than the BMW 6 Series Coupe allows it to offer a noticeable increase in legroom for the rear passengers. Plus, a through-loading facility and folding rear seat backrests give a further boost to practicality and increase boot capacity from 460 litres to 1,265 litres.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe major in sportiness and efficiency. The six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe develops 235 kW/320 hp, while the straight-six diesel powering the BMW 640d Gran Coupe serves up 230 kW/313 hp. The icing on the cake of the model range will be provided by the BMW 650i Gran Coupe and its 330 kW/450 hp V8 powerplant. The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology of the new-generation eight-cylinder unit now also includes VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing. All the engine variants work in tandem with an eight- speed sports automatic transmission, while measures such as the Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode – activated using the Driving Experience Control switch – help to reduce fuel consumption. The BMW 650i Gran Coupe will also be available with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.
The chassis technology built into the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe includes a double-wishbone front axle, an integral rear axle, Electric Power Steering and a high-performance braking system. Plus, the Servotronic function and Dynamic Damper Control both also come as standard. Among the items on the options list are Integral Active Steering and the Adaptive Drive system.
As well as the eight-speed sports automatic transmission and Dynamic Damper Control, the high-quality and extensive range of standard equipment awaiting BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe customers in Germany includes electrically adjustable leather seats, 2-zone automatic climate control, xenon headlights, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, the Radio Professional with HiFi loudspeaker system, and automatically dimming exterior and rear-view mirrors. The selection of exclusive options, meanwhile, allows customers to add their own individual touch. Highlights of the optional equipment range include adaptive LED headlights and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System. Added to which, a bespoke M Sport package and options from BMW Individual developed exclusively for the
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered from launch.
The line-up of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive includes BMW Parking Assistant, Surround View, Collision Warning with braking function (in conjunction with Active Cruise Control), Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, the anti-dazzle High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition and the BMW Head-Up Display.
Thanks to the world-leading breadth of features and services offered by BMW ConnectedDrive, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe’s segment leadership also extends to driver assistance systems and mobility services. Intelligently connecting the driver, the vehicle and the outside world, BMW ConnectedDrive sets new benchmarks for convenience, safety and infotainment. As standard, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is equipped with Cruise Control with braking function. The optional Cruise Control with Stop & Go function also includes automatic distance control, which allows the driver to cruise comfortably in free-flowing traffic on motorways and main roads and which continues to maintain a pre-set following distance even when creeping along in slow-moving traffic.
The BMW Online service now also offers access to the user review portal Qype, a Deutsche Post information service, the Wiki Local service and a registration number search function. Using the BMW Connected app, the BMW ConnectedDrive Apps function gives Apple iPhone owners in-car access to web-based applications. This means they can use Web radio functions and can show Facebook and Twitter posts and personal calendar entries on the iDrive monitor.
The exclusive driving experience on board the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is underlined by both the luxurious interior ambience and the extensive array of standard equipment and wide variety of top-quality options. In addition to the eight-speed sports automatic transmission, Auto Start-Stop function, Dynamic Damper Control, Servotronic, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and xenon headlights with LED daytime running light rings, the array of standard equipment also includes the iDrive operating system with freestanding Control Display in the instrument panel, a leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, cruise control with braking function and electrically operated, automatically folding and heated exterior mirrors. Also part of standard specification are Dakota leather trim and heated front seats, electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver and front passenger, 2-zone automatic climate control with extended features, automatically dimming exterior and rear-view mirrors, electric steering wheel adjustment and the Radio Professional with HiFi loudspeaker system and USB audio interface.
When it comes to delivering audio pleasure of the highest order, the bespoke Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System hits all the right notes. This is a fully active system featuring digital signal processing, which means the two bass speakers, seven mid-range speakers and seven tweeters all have individual amplifiers. Its centre speaker boasts the Acoustic Lens Technology developed by Bang & Olufsen. As soon as the audio system is activated, the central element containing the integrated mid-range speaker pops up out of the instrument panel, prompting the tweeter lens to be extended at the same time.
Source: BMW press