BMW invited us to test the all-new 6 Series Gran Coupe (internally dubbed F06) [full info thread] which is set to complement the already available Coupe (F13) and Cabrio (F12) versions. Here’s our review after two days and roughly 160 miles.
Let’s begin with some facts and figures. At 197.1 inches, the Gran Coupe is about four inches longer than the F13 Coupe, and only 2.7 inches shorter than the F01 7 Series. To allow the additional doors and rear space, the wheelbase of the Gran Coupe has been increased by 4.5 inches over the Coupe, making for 116.9 inches in total. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 460 litres and can accommodate three golf clubs. Split-down rear seats allow for a maximum capacity of 1265 … CONTINUED
We’re here in gorgeous Sicily, Italy for the BMW press drives for the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. There’s a fleet of 6 Series Gran Coupes here for evaluation and on display at the hotel is a Space Grey / Cohiba Brown Individual 650i and Citrin Black Individual 640i M Sport, which we’ve posted photos of below.
We’ll be sharing our first drive reaction to the Gran Coupe with you soon, but for now enjoy some more looks at the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
The international press drives for the 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe are recently underway and with that come the car’s first drive reviews.
The general sentiment so far has unsurprisingly been that the 6 Series Gran Coupe is a sportier looking and driving alternative to the 5 Series sedan. Check out some of the car’s initial reviews/impressions inside.
The 2013 6 series Gran Coupe has already made its rounds on the auto show circuit, but has never been presented officially in M Sport form yet. Seen here at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina is the first good look at a fully equipped 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport. This frozen bronze 650i Gran Coupe wears the same aggressive, sideskirts and rear diffuser as the M Sport 6 series coupe/convertible M Sport. It rides on the 20″ M Sport wheels.
To our eyes, the 6 Series Gran Coupe looks particular good with the M Sport aero parts as it balances out the ends of the rather lengthy body and gives it an added bit of sportiness to the 6GC’s sleek dimensions.
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On the occasion of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), BMW today announced U.S. pricing for the 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe, the 2013 650i Gran Coupe, and the 2013 650i xDrive Gran Coupe.
Including destination and handling, the all-new BMW 640i Gran Coupe will carry a MSRP of $76,895. The BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will be priced at $87,395 and $90,395 respectively.
The 2013 640i Gran Coupe will go on sale in late June with the 650i Gran Coupe and the 650i xDrive Gran Coupe to follow in September.
In BMW’s words, “the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that combines the stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the … CONTINUED
The 2013 6 series Gran Coupe has already seen its world premieres at the Geneva Motor Show and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in the US, but we now get a look at an uncovered production spec 6 Series Gran Coupe in M Sport form, which we’ve only seen in partially covered prototype form until now. The M Sport package features the same aggressive bumpers, rear diffuser and sideskirts as the 6 series coupe and convertible.
The M Sport package features the same aggressive bumpers, rear diffuser and sideskirts as the 6 series coupe and convertible. This test car is not wearing the M Sport wheels however.
The color seen on the car is Imola Red, which is only available on the 6 Series Gran Coupe and no other … CONTINUED
The 6 Series Gran Coupe made its North American debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, showing up in 640i and Frozen Bronze form. Next stop for the Gran Coupe will be the 2012 NY International Auto Show in early April.
The 6 Series Gran Coupe hits the US market in early Summer as a 640i model, with the 650i Gran Coupe and 650i xDrive Gran Coupe (which is the model being displayed at Geneva) following later in the Summer.
Pricing has been announced for the 640i Gran Coupe starting at $76,895