In 2014, BMW has launched its new BMW M6 Gran Coupe. It is the perfect amalgamation of M5 and M6; it is rather a stretched M6 that is on the exact wheelbase. The 6-Series Gran Coupe is a sleek sedan with a coupe-like roofline that slots between the more formally styled 5-Series and 7-Series models in BMW’s lineup.
Specifications and Features that would sweep you off your feet:
The cabin also bears a marked similarity to the two-door 6-Series. The center is canted slightly towards the driver and features relatively few buttons (the latest version of iDrive controls entertainment, climate control and nav), a leather dashboard with French stitching flows into the central armrest and an instrument panel highlighted by a simple speedometer and tachometer greets the driver from behind the steering wheel. Uniquely manufactured than other BMW sedans, the Gran Coupe can be had in a variety of relatively exhilarating interior color combinations, befitting its more extroverted nature.
With a wheelbase stretching 4.4 inches longer than its two-door sibling, the Gran Coupe boasts a healthy amount of rear seat legroom. The 640i makes use of BMW’s N55HP coded six-cylinder, which features the company’s TwinPower Turbo tech with direct injection and variable valve timing. Officially, it puts out 315 horsepower between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm and 330 lb-ft. of torque from 1,300 to 4,500 rpm. BMW says the engine allows the car to hit 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds before it tops out at a governed 155 mph. Fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
To make the 650i, BMW shoehorned in its N63 4.4-liter V8, which receives some upgrades over the standard 650i coupe with BMW’s latest variable valve timing system. It cranks out 445 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm – that’s a 45 pony jump – and 480 lb-ft. of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm – a 30 lb-ft. increase. The added power gives rear-drive 650i models a 0-62 mph sprint time of just 4.6 seconds, while fuel economy checks in at 17/25 mpg. Interestingly, the xDrive version is actually slightly quicker to 62 mph – it requires 4.5 seconds, despite some additional weight. There is a one-mpg penalty in each of the EPA’s two testing cycles, however.
The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is equipped with an extremely capable chassis, which includes electronically controlled limited-slip differential, electronically controlled shock absorbers, and a rear sub frame bolted to the body. This car still uses hydraulic power steering, electronically adjustable and rather superior to the electromechanical power steering found in lesser versions of the 5- and 6-series. Carbon-ceramic brakes are optional, and they will lower weight by a remarkable 43 pounds. The 20-inch aluminum wheels displayed on this car are specific to the M6 Gran Coupe.
It is amongst one of the prettiest sedans on the market, All Gran Coupes come outfitted with dual front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to stability and traction control systems and electronic brake force distribution. Also included is Active Protection, which tightens the seatbelts and closes the windows and sunroof if it detects an imminent crash. Afterwards, it automatically applies the brakes to reduce the likelihood of a second collision.
This is a car that is worth buying if you wish to buy an expensive BMW series or a pretty looking sedan. You don’t need to give it a second thought, this is a car beautifully engineered and manufactured. It faces competition with the sporty Audi A7 and the slightly larger Jaguar XJ as well as the car that created the segment, the Mercedes-Benz CLS.