No fewer than six BMW Group models have received the prestigious 2011 GOOD DESIGNTM Award: the BMW 6 Series Convertible, the BMW 6 Series Coupe, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the BMW ActiveE, and the two motorcycle models BMW K 1600 GT/GTL along with the BMW G650 GS. The annual GOOD DESIGNTM Award ranks as the most celebrated international accolade in the field of product design – and this year once again it honours the outstanding quality of BMW Group Design.
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Happy New Year to the entire BIMMERPOST community! As we cross over to a new year it’s a fitting time for a recap of the past year. It was an amazing year for BMW, with the company hitting sales records and many new important models making their debuts. 2012 should prove to be as successful, if not more. And we’ll be seeing some new models and facelifts coming. We recap the BMW 2011 year for you inside.
Fifth Gear’s Web TV takes a spin and assesses the new BMW 640d coupe (F13) M Sport model. They have some limited gripes and come to the conclusion that if you’re looking for a sporty and refined 2+2 GT with astonishing fuel economy, it should be on the top of your list.
Download the official 6 Series Gran Coupe catalog inside. This beautiful brochure (in PDF) features all the specs, details, features, and options for the new 6 series sedan “coupe.”
The launch campaign for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, which will make its world debut at the Geneva International Motor Show on 6 March 2012, showcases the vehicle’s exclusive positioning with impressive aesthetics. BMW’s first four-door coupé boasts trendsetting design, sporting dynamics and exclusive elegance.
The cross-media campaign features a total eclipse of the sun as its central theme: a graceful but, at the same time, breath-taking natural phenomenon that reveals the pure beauty of nature to its observers for a brief moment. “Beauty. Revealed.” … CONTINUED
With the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe making its online reveal over this past weekend, production form Gran Coupes are now making their rounds in public.
We bring you the first photos of a Gran Coupe in space gray spotted just today.
For all official info on the Gran Coupe see our Official Thread.
We present more more views of the 6 Series Gran Coupe, including rear and interior shots for the first time.
The M Sport package for the 6 Series Gran Coupe will be available from launch and will include, as pictured, the M Sport aero kit (front bumper, rear diffuser/bumper, and sideskirts). Exhaust tips will be finished in black chrome and brakes painted black. 19″ and 20″ wheel options will be available as part of the package.
The interior features the typical M Sport accoutrements such as alcantara/leather M … CONTINUED
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is the first four-door Coupe in the history of the brand. It combines exclusive elegance and an impressively dynamic driving experience. In this episode, the Vice President Brand Communication, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, the exterior designer of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, Nader Faghihzadeh and the interior designer of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé Christian Bauer, will show you the car in detail.
The stunning BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe was revealed this weekend. Added as a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series model line, the Gran Coupe has set its sights squarely on the other luxury ‘coupe’ sedans from Audi (A7) and Mercees (CLS).
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered in three models in the USA. The TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder powered 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe is the initial model and arrives early this summer. Later in the summer, the TwinPower Turbo V-8 … CONTINUED
The just announced 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe will directly take on the likes of the Audi A7 and Mercedes CLS. So how does it stack up against the A7 styling wise (exterior and interior)? Let’s take a look….
Introducing the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that successfully combines the stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five passengers. Harmonious proportions, precise lines and sleekly contoured surfaces give the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe the unique ability to satisfy the driver who wants a luxurious and sporty coupe yet needs a car capable of carrying four adults in comfort and luxury. … CONTINUED
Car and Driver reviews the 2012 650i coupe and comes away impressed with its dual ability to serve up brawn and beauty, or “the drag and Las Vegas strips” as they call it.
The power 400hp 4.4L V8 of the 650i (which it shares with the 550i) paired with an 8 speed automatic transmission was able to give Car and Driver drivers an impressive 0-60mph time of 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile in just 12.9 seconds @ 112mph!
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The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (4 door sedan) is already available for order, even prior to its reveal. Sent out to BMW dealers, is an order form for the upcoming Gran Coupe, which lists the full packages and options that will be available.
BMW of North America has announced a modest inflationary price increase effective January 1, 2012. The Destination and Handling fee for all models will be increased to $895 on that date as well. This increase is less than one percent and applies to the models listed in the table below. In these tough economic times a careful balance was attained between the competitive situation, inflationary conditions, and market realities.
AC Schnitzer will be debuting its new 6 series coupe (650i) tuning program at the Essen Motor Show (think German equivalent of SEMA) next week and here are its first photos and video.
The ACS 6 program offers an aero kit with front bumper lip spoiler, chrome bumper grille, rear diffuser, rear trunk spoiler, and chrome exhaust tailpipes.
For performance, the ACS 650i has been tuned to produce 540 PS (533 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft torque). This is an increase of 131 hp and 111 lb-ft … CONTINUED
A member’s visit to Germany has brought us these great photos of some unique BMW Individual creations, including Atacama Yellow E93, Avus Blue E92, Laguna Seca Blue E93, Java Green M3, Lipstick E92 M3, Monte Carlo Blue 5GT, Chestnut Brown F11, Frozen Dark Blue F10, and Byzanz Metallic E93.
We’ve brought you photos of 6 series Gran Coupe prototypes being put through the paces on the Nurburgring, and we’ve now caught it on video in live action. Despite its character as a grand touring car, BMW is still intent on delivering a sporty and well handling Gran Coupe. The continuing testing on the Nurburgring should go far in ensuring that.
Both the 640 and 650 gran coupe models are spotted in this video, with the 650 model wearing 6-series M sport wheels.
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From 28 October 2011 until the end of September 2012, the BMW Museum is devoting a special exhibition to the development of the big BMW Coupés and Convertibles. Entitled “The Line of Beauty”, it features 14 outstanding exhibits that span the years 1937 to 2011 and take visitors on a historical journey through the world of elegant sports cars. Preliminary design studies and original hand sketches from the BMW Group Archives recall the longstanding design tradition and leading international stylists that have left their profound imprint … CONTINUED