• MSRP: $27,719–$39,739
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 24-26
  • Engine: 315-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2013 BMW 640

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 BMW 640

What We Don't Like

  • Requires premium gas
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features

  • More powerful twin-turbo V-8 for 650i
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Standard turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Standard iDrive system
  • Eight-speed automatic

2013 BMW 640 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the BMW 6 Series comes with either an inline-six or V-8 engine and is offered in coupe and soft-top convertible variants, both of which seat four. The Jaguar XK is the 6 Series' most direct competitor, but you might cross-shop the car against a Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe or cabriolet, too.
New for 2013
The 650i's twin-turbo V-8 is now rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque, and the engine features fuel-saving stop-start technology and BMW's Eco Pro setting.
Exterior
The 6 Series maintains a short front overhang and low-slung appearance. BMW says the design was inspired by the natural motion of waves.

The convertible's fully automatic soft-top has what BMW describes as a flying-buttress design in which the top trails behind a vertical rear window, maintaining a coupe-like roofline. The top, which can be operated at the touch of a button at speeds up to 25 mph, comes in black or beige. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch wheels standard; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
  • Standard adaptive xenon headlamps
  • Standard glass sunroof with power-sliding sunshade 
  • Available adaptive LED headlights

Interior
The interior has a 2+2 seating configuration with small rear seats. Trunk volume in the coupe is about 30 percent more than the convertible with its top up; with the top down, the convertible loses another 14 percent. Interior features include:

  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Optional ventilated and massaging front seats
  • Standard iDrive with a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen and navigation 
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo

Under the Hood
The 640i is powered by a 315-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine while the 650i gets a 445-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. Mechanical features include:

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Rear-wheel drive for 640i
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive for 650i

Safety
Both the coupe and convertible have front airbags plus side-impact airbags built into the front seats. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Pop-up roll bars in convertible
  • Backup camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Available parallel-parking assist
  • Available surround-view system
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning system with frontal collision warning
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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