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The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered as three distinct models in the
USA. The TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder powered 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe is the
initial model and arrives early this summer. Later in the summer, the TwinPower
Turbo V-8 powered 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i
xDrive Gran Coupe will join the range.
Sporting a length of 197 inches (5,007 mm) and wheelbase of 116.8 inches (2,968
mm), the Gran Coupe is 4.4 inches (111 mm) longer than its 2-door coupe sibling.
A significant part of this extra length has been used to enhance seating comfort
for the rear passengers. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is also 74.6 inches (1,894
mm) wide and stands 54.8 inches (1,392 mm) in height. For comparison purposes,
the Gran Coupe is 4.0 inches (102mm) longer, 1.3 inches (34mm) wider and 2.8
inches (72mm) lower than the BMW 550i.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, in keeping with the tradition of the 6 Series
Coupe, offers a unique combination of top-class sporting dynamics, stunning
design, luxurious touring comfort and a 16.24 cu. ft (460-liter) DIN luggage
compartment - now for four passengers. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe's signature
driving experience is complimented by a range of innovative driver assistance
systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features. The new car therefore
meets the highest expectations of driving pleasure and style in a large, premium
4-seat sports coupe.
Its unmistakable design language gives the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe an aura
of athletic elegance. The long powerfully contoured hood, short front overhang
and set-back passenger compartment team up with a 4.4 inch (111 mm) increase in
body length over the 6 Series Coupe and a 4.5 inch (113 mm) longer wheelbase
present a fresh take on the hallmark proportions of a BMW automobile. The Gran
Coupe's distinctive profile is dominated by its four-door, elegantly stretched
roof line which flows smoothly into the rear end, is a similarly eye-catching
and distinctive feature of the new model's silhouette.
The innovations in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe also extend to lighting
technology, in the shape of optional Adaptive LED Headlights. Their bright white
light provides an extremely intense and evenly spread illumination of the road.
This technology is unparalleled in the segment and also allows the beam of the
headlights to follow the curves of the road.
Other features that set the new car apart from its rivals are the BMW
ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services. The rear-view
camera, Surround View, Parking Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian
recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Active Blind Spot Detection are
joined on the list of available equipment items by the new generation of the BMW
Head-Up-Display. The latest incarnation of the system uses a full spectrum of
colors to display the information projected onto the windshield. The standard
BMW iDrive control system is the operating portal for the navigation,
communications and infotainment functions. The high definition, trans-reflective
technology Control Display is centrally mounted high on the sweeping dash and
emulates a freestanding flatscreen. Finally, the optional Bang & Olufsen
High-End Surround Sound System provides a feast of aural pleasure seldom
experienced inside a car.
The BMW 640i Gran Coupe arrives in US BMW Centers early this summer and will be
followed by the 650i Gran Coupe and 650i xDrive Gran Coupe in late summer.
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