BMW Japan releases limited-edition 6 Series Gran Coupe Exclusive Sport

Article by Christian A., on November 14, 2016

In line with the 100th anniversary celebration of BMW Japan, the brand has once again released another limited-edition model which is the BMW 640i Gran Coupe. Specifically however, this new version will be the 12th such model that is part of the brand’s “Celebration Edition”. The new model will be based on the 640i that has been fitted with the M Sport package.

For the general features, it is easy to see that this Exclusive Sport model does not add anything new considering that all of the add-ons put on it can be applied as well on the standard 6 Series Gran Coupe. The body comes in Sapphire Black Metallic with the alloy 20-inch M wheels. There is also the aluminum side window BMW Individual moldings applied in addition to the M Sport body kit.

On the interior, one can observe that an electric sunroof has been fitted as standard. Then there is the Alcantara headliner, the same one in the BMW Individual catalog. While the dashboard has been wrapped in leather that comes with contrast stitching, the seats are covered in black/cognac Nappa leather. Meanwhile, the brand made sure to give the iDrive controller a ceramic finish. To serve as evidence that this is not your standard 640i Gran Coupe, the interior has the piano black trim that has the Exclusive Sport badge.

Powering this limited edition Exclusive Sport model is the inline-six 3.0-liter turbocharged engine, not surprising as the model itself is similar to the 640i. This engine offers an output of 235 kW (320 hp) with maximum torque at 450 Nm (332 lb.-ft.). These are then transmitted to the road through the automatic 8-speed transmission.

To serve as added attraction, BMW Japan revealed that it includes a Comfort Package where the front seats are ventilated with the seats in the rear being heated. There is also the four-zone climate control and soft-close doors. Other features include the dynamic dampers and the Parking Assist to help the driver. Passengers who want to listen to music can enjoy it through the Harman Kardon 600-watt surround sound system fitted with 16 speakers.

The 640i Gran Coupe is projected to go on sale this coming Saturday at a price of ¥13,400,000, which is around $125,600. This model is just one of the many centenary editions that come with JDM specifications. The most recent release was the 7 Series Rose Quartz which featured a long wheelbase and was sold for almost $200,000. BMW Japan had already previously released the i8 Celebration Edition which came in Protonic Red with the 20-inch wheels in Orbit Grey. The brand only released 20 units of this i8 edition.

For the 640i Gran Coupe, BMW Japan said that it will be manufacturing only 33 units and will be releasing it exclusively to the Japanese market.

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