BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe: Top Class Drivetrain and Technologies

BMW has just unveiled the first official photos and details about the latest addition to their range, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the four door coupe that will compete the popular Mercedes Benz CLS Class and Audi A7 Sportback.

Earlier I wrote about the car’s styling and now it’s time to take a look under the bonnet and on the interior and see what BMW prepared for its customers. Like I said in the previous article, the exterior styling didn’t bring too many surprises and the interior continues this idea. While there are no major differences compared to its coupe brother, BMW did prepare several features that will only be available for the four door Gran Coupe, the most important ones being several exclusive trims that will highlight the model’s luxury and exclusive character.

Of course, since it’s a BMW we’re talking about, the new 6 Series Gran Coupe will get the carmaker’s latest technologies, including the latest version of the BMW ConnectedDrive, LED adaptive headlights, Parking Assist system with Surround View, BMW Night Vision, BMW Head-Up display, Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound system and the latest iDrive system with trans-reflective high definition Control Display.

Under the bonnet, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered with a choice of three engines, two gasoline units and a diesel. The first gasoline engine will be the one powering the 640i, a 3.0-liter six cylinder unit with TwinPower Turbo that delivers 320 hp between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 450 Nm between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) while achieving a fuel consumption of 7.7-7.9 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions between 179 and 183 grams per km.

The other gasoline engine is the 4.3-liter V8 unit with the same TwinTurbo Power technology powering the 650i and producing 450 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 650 Nm between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is made in 4.6 seconds and the top speed is the same, 250 km/h (155 mph).

The diesel choice will be a 3.0-liter six cylinder unit powering the 640d model and delivering 313 hp at 4,400 rpm and maximum torque of 630 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. The 640d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds and its top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).

According to BMW, the 6 Series Gran Coupe will also get a 650i xDrive all wheel drive version which will be 0.1 seconds faster than the “normal” 650i but will also get a fuel consumption increased by around 10 percent.

All engine will be mated to an eight speed automatic transmission and BMW has also announced an upcoming BMW M6 Gran Coupe which will feature a 560 hp engine and a double-clutch automatic transmission and will compete against the Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG.

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