2012 Bmw 6-Series Gran Coupe with M Sport Package

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 11, 2011

As you may know already, Bmw unveiled yesterday the 2012 6-Series Gran Coupe and we must admit that the car made quite a buzz. Still, we didn’t tell you anything about the 6-Series Gran Coupe equipped with the M Sport package. As expected, the new M aerodynamics package comes with bespoke body components for the front end, side skirts and rear apron, exhaust tailpipe embellishers in dark chrome, black- painted brake calipers, new LED foglamp and with a sports exhaust system for the 650i Gran Coupe.

The design is completed by the 19-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design, while 20-inch light-alloy wheels in M double-spoke design are available as an option.

Moreover, those who want the M sport package can also opt for the M paint finishes Carbon Black metallic and Imola Red non-metallic. The interior brings special M Alcantara/leather sports seats with blue contrast stitching, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles, and aluminium hexagon interior trim strips.

Furthermore, the M Sport package adds door sill finishers sporting the M logo and an M driver’s footrest to the mix. Under the hood, the buyer can opt for a 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine delivering 450 hp and 650 Nm / 479 lb-ft of torque capable to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.6 seconds (4.5 seconds for the 650i xDrive Gran Coupe) and to a top speed of 155 mph or 250 km/h.

For those who want a more fuel efficient model, the 640i Gran Coupe equipped with the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine is the answer as this engine delivers 320 hp and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

The most fuel-efficient diesel engine is also available in the form of the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine delivering 313 hp and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque. This model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h or 155 mph.

One of BMW’s unique offerings comes with the extraordinary combination of a coupé-like exterior and the four-door vehicle’s functionality. Indeed, the well-thought out design of the new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupé is the most daring design to ever come to life.

By all means, this luxury car has got what it takes to be called a Gran Coupé. In fact, all the iconic proportions of a BMW just seem to appear on the right places. Aside from the low stance, you will see the bold outlines on its long bonnet and the horizontal lines along the roof flowing all the way to the rear. The passenger compartment meanwhile has this elegant set-back profile adding to the four-door vehicle’s new aesthetic design qualities.

Basically speaking, it now looks more like its brothers in the same segment considering its overall measurement that falls down to 5,007mm long, 1,894mm wide and 1,392mm tall with its wheelbase measuring 2,968mm.

If there’s something you’d expect from a BMW, it surely is the aesthetic design. Interestingly, the new BMW Gran Coupé comes with this special chrome trims to emphasise the distinct features of the new fog lights and air intakes at the front. There is also the standard bi-Xenon round headlamps with the optional LED rings on top of it. The Adaptive LED headlights are also optionally available to give drivers additional benefits during nighttime driving. These LED units project more lights particularly when paired with the reflectors placed on the beams on the top and lower section of the bumper.

No matter where you look, your eyes will easily get drawn to its new shape and visual appeal. Simply put, the new BMW Grand Coupé 6-Series has all the characteristics of a sport coupe. The flowing lines on the side profile leave a lowered impression on the passenger compartment as well as for the windows. These frameless side windows add to the low and stretched appearance while enhancing outward visibility for everyone on board.

The Gran Coupé also features the new exclusive brake lights that further enhance the width of the window. Most of all, it has the remarkable low centre of gravity as well as the V-shape and horizontal outlines along the rear which defines the coupe’s distinctively new powerful appearance.

Overall, the new coupe’s sophisticated look is emphasised by the “Gran Coupe” etching on the rear windows’ lower edges. These, along with BMW’s Hofmeister kink flowing into the C-pillars add to the exterior’s unique visual characteristics.

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