The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is BMW’s first ever ‘four-door coupe’. The new 6 Series Gran Coupe comes next month at a starting price of $76,895 plus $895 in delivery fees (640i).
The TwinPower Turbo V-8 BMW 650i Gran Coupe is due later in the summer at $87,395 and the all-wheel drive BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will show up at some point at $90,395.
On a side note, BMW also announced the EPA-rated fuel-eocnomy for the 2013 BMW 64oi Gran Coupe which comes in at 20/30 mpg (city/highway) 24 mpg combined. The 650i Gran Coupe models will be rated at a later date.
The 40i in the name refers to the turbocharged N55 inline six-cylinder rated at 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Later in the summer 650i and 650i xDrive models will follow, powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
First previewed in lightly veiled concept car form at the 2010 Beijing motor show, the new sedan slots into the German carmaker’s lineup between the 5-series and 7-series, aiming to offer the inherent practicality of a traditional four-door together with the style of the existing two-door 6-series coupe and convertible.
Xenon headlights are standard, although LED units are optional. In profile, the 6 Series resembles other so-called four-door coupes like the Volkswagen CC and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.
Inside, there is the sweeping dashboard from the 6-series coupe and cabriolet along with an altered center console. As you’d expect, it’s all high on perceived quality, but the positioning of the gear lever and other switchgear, including the iDrive controller, has been compromised by the inclusion of two large cupholders at the front of the center console.