BMW Launches Sexy 6 Series Gran Coupé

BY Joel Tam

A new ground-breaking model for BMW complimented the beautiful Sentosa Cove waterfront backdrop it was set against yesterday evening. The alluring 6 Series Gran Coupé is now open for orders.

As the first four-door Coupé in the history of the BMW, the Gran Coupé marks a milestone step for the brand from Munich.  Already available in Coupé and convertible variants, the 6 Series line-up is now complete with style, aesthetics and performance being the common thread among all three models.

Mr Neil Fiorentinos, Managing Director of BMW Group Asia said: “The introduction of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé sees BMW broadening the diversity of its model range once again. This particularly handsome addition is a unique combination of sporty driving pleasure, elegant design, exclusive interior ambience and travel comfort. Further, its level of practicality is unmatched by fellow premium four-door Coupés of its class.”

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé integrates the prominent looks and dynamics of a Coupé into a fresh new model with a fascinating character all of its own. The hallmark proportions of a BMW are reproduced in an unusually low-slung, sporty package given the car’s four-door construction. And they are defined by a fresh interpretation of the three-box design: a sweeping, powerfully contoured bonnet, a long wheelbase — giving the car an elegantly stretched appearance — and a set-back passenger compartment.

In addition, its low height and a roof line that flows in a shallow arc into the rear allow the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé to set a new aesthetic benchmark for four-door cars.

The design of the interior creates a harmonious link between the front seats and the rear, and embodies the perfect combination of elegance and dynamics. The driver-focused cockpit, front passenger area bordered by elegantly sweeping surfaces and generously sized rear compartment combine joy in the car’s dynamic potential with travel comfort amid a stylish and luxurious ambience. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé comes with 4+1 seats, while a 113-millimetre longer wheelbase than the BMW 6 Series Coupé allows it to offer a noticeable increase in legroom for the rear passengers.

Plus, a through-loading facility and folding rear seat backrests give a further boost to practicality and increase boot capacity from 460 litres to 1,265 litres.

As well as the eight-speed sport automatic transmission and Adaptive Drive system (which comes with Dynamic Damper Control and Dynamic Drive), the high-quality and extensive range of standard equipment awaiting BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé customers includes electrically adjustable leather seats (sports seats for BMW 640i and comfort seats for BMW 650i), 4-zone automatic climate control, Adaptive LED headlights, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, the Navigation system Professional with HiFi system Professional, and automatically dimming exterior and rear-view mirrors.

The range of cutting-edge driver assistance systems in the standard equipment list also includes BMW Head-Up Display and anti-dazzle High-Beam Assistant. Other features that come standard include; rear view camera, park distance control, LED fog lights and soft close function for the doors.

The selection of exclusive options allows customers to add their own individual touch. Highlights of the optional equipment range include Integral Active Steering, Active cruise control with Stop and Go function, BMW Night Vision with person recognition and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System (standard on 650i).

Added to which, a bespoke M Sport package and options from BMW Individual developed exclusively for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé will be offered from launch.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé will be available in two variants, namely; BMW 640i and BMW 650i, which will be retailing at Performance Motors Limited.