2012 BMW 640i Coupe and Convertible prices announced image

American customers who wanted to get their hands on a new BMW 6-Series don’t have to be afraid of the price anymore because the German automaker has just announced that the cheapest 640i Coupe can be bought for $74.475, while the Convertible is just over $5.000 more, at $81.975.

According to the Bavarian car manufacturer, the 2012 640i will be powered by BMW’s single-turbo, 3.0 liter, inline-six (N55), which has been tuned to deliver 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, which is 15 HP and 30 lb-ft more than the 535i is producing and reflecting the power of the luxurious 740i that uses a twin-turbo 3.0 liter unit.

BMW says that the 2012 640i is lighter than the 650i and it can be ordered with the eight-speed automatic Sport and Manual shift modes and Adaptive transmission while the 650i is available with a manual and with the xDrive technology.

Even if they will lose some of the performance on the way, future customers of the 2012 640i can option their car with the same gadgets found on the 650i V8.

The German automaker says that the new 640i is scheduled to hit the BMW dealerships in October at the prices listed above: $74.475 for the 640i Coupe and $81.975 for the Convertible, being actually $9.400 less than the 650i V8.