BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Review
An innovation so refined, a power so unadulterated and a spirit so divine. The another extravagant successor from the Italian luxury car specialist BMW, is BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The car is a series of luxury grand tourers whose first model E24 was launched in 1976 and is presently running in its 3rd generation since 2011. The series comes with three body styles namely – the Coupe, the Gran Coupe and Convertible body styles. The car comes in its Gran coupe face to extend its charm over the Philippines markets.
Engine, mileage and variants
The exquisite car seems all the more confident owing to the ultra-refined range of 6 engines namely- the 640i and 650i petrol variants, their all-wheel drive petrol variants, and 640d and 640d xDrive diesel variants. Of these, the most furious 650i xDrive variant gulps down power poured to it by the dynamically athletic TwinPower Turbo 4395cc engine. This power pumping machine churns out a maximum power of 450hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 650Nm between 2000 to 4500 rpm. Collectively the engine mated to the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission catapults the Gran Coupe to establish a speed of 100 kmph from naught in an enthralling 4.4 seconds. But power alone cannot meet the needs to be a BMW engine, with reference to this the engine is integrated with two turbochargers, Valvetronic, Double-VANOS and High-Precision Injection technologies to snatch some extra miles for you with a specified litre of fuel. The car manages to buy you a fuel economy of 9.2 to 9.4 litres/100km for this engine.
With the perfectly aerodynamic and streamlined exterior nothing more than a glance is needed to fall for the car. The detailed and expressive lines that flow over the bonnet of the car, the soul chromed kidney grille with eye catching 3D slat design and the adaptive focussed LED headlights. The detailed silhouette design extending from the sides to the rear of the car beautifully flirts with the eyes of the onlookers. The Gran Coupe hints its dynamism with its strong rear design with stylish and sporty rear lamps, well tweaked rear bumper and the exclusive 17, 18 inch and 20 inch light alloy wheel designs. The sleekness fed to the car is a product of its dimensions which read 5007mm x 1894mm x 1392mm (L x W x H) and the long wheelbase of 2968, which further contributes towards stability.
The impeccably designed interiors of the Gran coupe serves peace to every desire ranging from comfort to technology. The attributes like the compact and ergonomically designed control panel with a high resolution free-standing Control Display, leather attired multi-functional steering wheel, intuitive iDrive Touch Controller and the awe-inspiring centre console design with gloss black surfaces together constitute a throne of authority for the driver to enjoy. The large Nappa leather dressed heated seats, the automatic air conditioning system, and the superior quality sound system adds a royal sense of comfort to the car. The interiors are also capaciously spaced with a cargo space of 460 litres that can be expanded to 1265 litres.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The desirable car from BMW willingly takes the responsibility of the safety of its occupants owing to the extensive list of safety features employed in the car. This list consists of braking assists like ABS (Antilock braking system) and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution). The car also features the Dynamic Stability Control system, which ensures a stable handling characteristics. Other than this the the basic safety controls the car encloses are the parking assistance, front, side and cushion airbags and the pretensioner seatbelts. The braking system fitted in the car consists of front and rear disc brakes, which in coordination with the ABS and EBD provides optimum handling.
Incomparable, unrivalled and irresistible. BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe with its incomparable fluidic exterior design, ultra-refined engine and the exclusively sporty and stylish interior buys itself a captivating charm that is capable of hypnotizing each of its spectators. However, being dedicated towards an enthralling dynamism and luxury the car has an expensive price and high maintenance cost.