German BMW enthusiast site BimmerToday is reporting pricing for the recently revealed BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe ahead of its planned launch in March.
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has a price of €79,500 euros in Germany starting with the base model 640i Gran Coupe which has a 320 PS (235 kW / 315 hp) 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. For the six-cylinder equipped models, the price is approximately €4,800 more than comparable 6-Series Coupe. That places the 3.0-liter diesel engine with 313 PS (230 kW / 309 hp) in the 640d at €83,000.
However, the same formula does not apply to the top of the line V8-powered 650i Gran Coupe which starts at €92,600. This is due to the newly developed twin-turbo V8 engine which adds Valvetronic variable valve timing which gives an additional 50 PS for a total of 450 PS (330 kW / 443 hp). The 650i Gran Coupe xDrive adds €3,400.
In comparisson, the Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes CLS are priced significantly lower. Prices for the Audi A7 start as low as €48,900 for the 2.8 FSI with front-wheel drive, and the A7 3.0 TFSI with 300 PS (221 kW / 296 hp) starts at €58,600 - a whopping €20,900 less than a similarly equipped 6-Series Gran Coupe.
Same situation for the Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI which starts at €59,857 while the 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) CLS 350 costs €64,617 - almost €15,000 less than the 640i Gran Coupe. The Mercedes CLS 500 with 408 PS (400 kW / 402 hp) costs €80,563 - just slightly more than the base 640i with 320 PS.
U.S. sales of the 6 Series Gran Coupe begin in June 2012 with only three models: the BMW 640i, 650i and 650i xDrive with the latter two launching in late summer.
The complete pricing guide for Germany can be downloaded here.