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Luxury automakers have been fascinated with coupe-like four-door cars, and BMW joins the fray with the introduction of the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Based on a stretched version of the 6 Series coupe, the Gran Coupe has seating for up to five people but is optimized to carry four. It hits dealerships in summer 2012, and competitors include the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Audi A7.
As the beginning portion of its name suggests, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is rooted in the brand's 6 Series, and it shares numerous styling cues. The front end is very similar to the 6 Series coupe and features BMW's signature twin-kidney grille with vertical slats. A low, sleek roofline defines the car's profile, which is one of its best angles. The Gran Coupe has a traditional trunk lid, though it looks short compared to the long passenger compartment. Exterior features include:
Though there's a spot for a passenger in the middle of the rear bench, the 6 Series Gran Coupe's seating layout is optimized for four people. The car is 4.4 inches longer than the 6 Series coupe, and BMW says a significant portion of the extra length has been devoted to improve comfort for rear-seat passengers. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The 640i Gran Coupe features a 315-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder while the 650i gets a 445-hp, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
Select up to three models to compare with the 2013 BMW 640 Gran Coupe.