BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (2012–2018)

Model History

February 2012

Premiere of new 6 Series Gran Coupe

The design and innovative equipment features of the first 4-door Coupe by BMW is a symbol of exclusive driving pleasure in the luxury class.

5,007mm long x 1,894mm wide x 1,392mm high. 2,968mm wheelbase.

The hallmark proportions for a Coupe of the BMW brand and the BMW 6 Series shaping form the basis for its aesthetic appearance, defined by dynamic, elegant style. The interior of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe offers driver orientation as is typical of the brand, along with a high level of travel comfort in a stylish, luxurious interior.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a 4-seater that offers generous travel comfort at the rear, too. A third seat is available as standard which can be used for shorter journeys, making it a '4+1'. Thanks to folding backrests, the 460-litre luggage compartment can be extended to a volume of 1,265 litres.

The BMW 650i Gran Coupe is powered by a new V8 engine with 330 kW/450 bhp whose BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology now also includes the fully variable valve control system VALVETRONIC. All model variants are fitted an 8-speed sports automatic transmission. In addition to the automatic engine start-stop function, the standard ECO PRO mode also helps reduce fuel consumption. The intelligent all-wheel drive system xDrive will be available for the top model, too.

The boot has a volume of 460 litres, which can be expanded up to 1,265 litres thanks to the through-loading system and the folding rear seatbacks.

Standard safety features include front airbags, side airbags integrated into the seatbacks, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point automatic seatbelts for all seats, belt force limiters and seatbelt tensioners at the front as well as ISOFIX child seat fasteners at the rear. Intelligent lightweight construction reduces the vehicle weight. The doors, bonnet and most of the chassis components, including the suspension supports, are made of aluminium. The front side walls consist of thermoplastic material, while the boot lid is made of fibreglass composites.

May 2012

Engine range announced

Model

Price OTR from

Power
Hp

Torque Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW 650i Gran Coupé

£70,650

450

650

4.6

155*

31.7

206

BMW 640i Gran Coupé

£61,390

320

450

5.4

155*

35.8

181

BMW 640d Gran Coupé

£63,900

313

630

5.4

155*

49.6

148

December 2012

M6 Gran Coupe revealed

The newest member of the M6 family brings together M performance characteristics with extra luxury and aesthetic appeal. 560hp V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.

Model


Price OTR

Power
hp

Torque
Nm

0 - 62mph Seconds

Top Speed Mph

Combined Mpg

CO2 Emissions g/km

BMW M6 Gran Coupé

£97,490

560

680

4.2

155*

28.5

232

The V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces 560hp. It includes a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, a cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing and Double-Vanos continuously variable camshaft control. The 4,395cc unit keeps peak torque of 680Nm on tap between 1,500 and 5,750rpm, while maximum output is developed between 6,000 and 7,000rpm. The engine revs to a maximum of 7,200rpm. The BMW M6 Gran Coupé gets from zero to 62mph in 4.2 seconds. Electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 28.5mpg and CO2 emissions are 232g/km.

Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with DRIVELOGIC. The transmission's electronic management system ensures the right gear is selected for optimum traction. It also offers the driver a Launch Control function for maximum acceleration, Low Speed Assistance for extra comfort and the Auto Start-Stop function to enhance efficiency.

Active M Differential at the rear axle distributes the engine's power between the individual wheels to maximum traction. Its electronically controlled multi-disc limited-slip differential works together with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system and splits drive between the right and left rear wheels quickly and precisely according to the situation at hand.

As an alternative to the standard high-performance compound braking system, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé can also be ordered with optional M Carbon ceramic brakes.

December 2014

BMW revealed revised 6 Series

All 2015 BMW 6 Series petrol models have a sports exhaust system with a switchable valve which adds a more intense timbre to the engine soundtrack, while aerodynamic improvements along with the extensive package of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies mean the six-cylinder models – petrol and diesel – are even more fuel-efficient than before. Through features such as Dynamic Damper Control, Active Drive and Integral Active Steering, owners are now able to create a made-to-measure driving experience, while the latest BMW Head-Up Display and Driving Assistant Plus with Active Cruise Control minimise distractions and supplement the driver’s reactions to enhance safety.

The 2015 6 Series range consists of three distinctly individual cars based on a common theme: a sportily stylish classic Coupé, an exclusive all-seasons Convertible and an elegant longer-wheelbase four-door Gran Coupé. The previous 6 Series Gran Coupé sold almost 40,000 out of a total 80,000 6 Series.

All three body styles are available with a choice of highly efficient TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder and V8 engines utilising BMW EfficientDynamics technology to save fuel and reduce emissions. All engines meet EU6 emissions standards and drive through an eight-speed automatic transmission that combines long ratios for ultra-efficient motorway cruising with fast-shifting capabilities that complement the vivacious character of the engines.

The 3.0-litre 313hp turbodiesel engine in the 640d models and the 3.0 litre 320hp petrol engine in 640i versions are now more fuel-efficient thanks to the latest EfficientDynamics features and aerodynamic improvements. As a result, CO2 emissions come down as low as 139g/km on the 640d SE Coupé. Yet every 6 Series easily reaches 60mph in less than 5.5 seconds. The 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo 650i models are quicker still, while the ultimate 6 Series range will again be the 560hp V8-engined M6s.

Styling changes to the front and rear of all 6 Series emphasise their powerful on-road presence, while new LED headlights, new metallic paint colours and revisions to the interiors keep them top of the class.

There are new 18-inch alloy wheels for the Coupé and Convertible, and five new metallic paint finishes – Jatoba, Cashmere Silver, Glacier Silver, Mediterranean Blue and Melbourne Red. New wheels of up to 20 inches in diameter are available.

A leather dashboard with contrast stitching is now standard across the range. There is a modern, stylish high-gloss black finish on the centre console around the switches for the climate control system and audio system. This contemporary look complements the iDrive system’s more precise Control Display with its chromed surround, the new multi-functional instrument panel and the LED lights to illuminate the footwells, door openings and glovebox. Dakota, Nappa or Merino leather trim will be standard in the UK, depending on model. The Nappa leather now offers two bi-colour options – Ivory White with Black or Cognac with Black.

Model

Power
Hp

Torque Nm

0 – 62mph Seconds*

Top Speed Mph**

Combined Mpg*

CO2 Emissions g/km*

Price

OTR

BMW 640d Coupe/Convertible/Gran Sport

Coupé/Convertible/

313

630

5.3/5.5/5.4

155

54.3/52.3/52.33

139/144/143

£62,295/ £68,195/ £62,295

BMW 640i

320

450

5.3/5.5/5.4

155

38.2/37.2/37.7

172/176/174

£59,430/ £65,330/ £59,430

BMW 650i

450

650

4.6/4.6/4.6

155

32.9/31.7/32.9

199/208/199

£69,790/ £75,690/ £69,790

BMW M6

560

680

4.2/4.3/4.2

155

28.5/27.4/28.5

231/239/231

£92,350/ £97,300/ £94,750

* Coupe/Convertible/Gran Coupe respectively ** All versions electronically limited

January 2017

Enchancements for BMW 6 Series from March 2017.

New and attractive special equipment options are added to BMW 6 Series range from March 2017. These underscore the sporting character of the model. The choice of body colours is complemented by the brand-new variant Sonic Speed Blue metallic. M Sport models will see new 20-inch, M bicolour light alloy wheels boasting an M-specific double spoke design are available, including mixed tyres with run-flat properties and a new Carbon Fibre interior trim.

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