At last, the Bavarian answer for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS has arrived: this is the 2012 Bmw 6-Series Gran Coupe. For those who don’t know, this is the third model in the Bmw 6-Series lineup, after the Convertible and Coupe, and according to the manufacturer the new car promises to offer an unique combination of sporty driving pleasure, elegant design, exclusive interior ambience, travel comfort and practicality.
The new 6-Series Gran Coupe will offer a high quality interior with generous levels of space and impressive seating comfort as well as a third rear seat (4+1-seater). The car has a 5,007 millimetres length and a 2,968 millimetres wheelbase. Split/folding rear seat backrests allow boot capacity to increase from 460 litres to 1,265 litres.
Although we must admit that a new set of doors to the Bmw 6-Series Coupe is a crazy idea, the new car is quite interesting and offers a flowing Coupe-style roof line and elegant take on the Hofmeister kink as well as the “Gran Coupe” lettering on the C-pillar. Regarding the engines, we will find a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine (235 kW/320 hp), on the 640i Gran Coupe, a bigger eight-cylinder engine (330 kW/450 hp) on the 650i Gran Coupe and a 3.0-liter diesel engine delivering 230 kW/313 hp on the 230 kW/313 hp.
The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive will be available from launch of the BMW 650i Gran Coupe. Moreover, we will find new chassis technology such as Electric Power Steering and Dynamic Damper Control as standard, while the Integral Active Steering and Adaptive Drive will be available as an option.
Some of the standard equipment seen on the 6-Series Gran Coupe will be the eight-speed sports automatic transmission, Auto Start-Stop function, Dynamic Damper Control, Servotronic, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, xenon headlights with LED daytime running light rings, cruise control with braking function, electrically operated, automatically folding and heated exterior mirrors, Dakota leather upholstery and heated front seats, electric seat adjustment with memory function for the driver and front passenger, 2-zone automatic climate control with extended features, automatically dimming exterior and rear-view mirrors, electric steering wheel adjustment, and the Radio Professional with HiFi loudspeaker system and USB audio interface.
Furthermore, we will find the ConnectedDrive products, including BMW Parking Assistant, Speed Limit Info, camera-based Collision Warning with braking function (in conjunction with Active Cruise Control) and latest-generation BMW Head-Up Display; exclusive options list includes a Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System, comfort seats and sports seats, active seats, seat ventilation, Exclusive Nappa leather, ceramic applications, heated rear seats and 4-zone automatic climate control; extensive range of model-specific BMW Individual features and M Sport package available from launch. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe can be ordered in a choice of eight metallic exterior paint shades and two non-metallic colours.