Finally it’s here! The long awaited BMW 6-Series Coupe with an internal designation F13 is finally here! After a long wait, BMW first released the 6series convertible a few months ago at the Detroit Motor Show, but now it’s the right time for the coupe!
This car presents to the potential buyer everything BMW stands for; with captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an exclusive interior and exceptionally innovative equipment features. This gives the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupe “dream car” credentials.
After the last model, designer by Chris Bangle, was somewhat controversial and had many opposition regarding its appearance, this one being designed by BMW’s chief designer Adrian Von Hooydonk, is far less controversial but somewhat more bland overall.
Conceptually made as a 2+2 seater, this car offers outstanding touring comfort. All thanks to it’s body length and wheelbase which is now 75 millimeters longer than the previous model. This gradually increases the spacing for the rear passengers, but at the same time allowing for a smoother ride comfort. Overall width has been increased by 39 millimeters, while the car was lowered by 5 millimeters, which is not much but shows us that BMW is aiming for a sporty appearance in every possible way.
When this model hits the showrooms in Europe and US this fall, two engine variants will be available from launch. The BMW 650i Coupe with eight-cylinder powerplant (300 kW/407 hp) and BMW 640i Coupe with asix-in-line petrol unit (235 kW/320 hp).
Both these engine variants power their rear wheels via a standard eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox. Changing gears can also be done by the steering wheel shift paddles. As we found out, BMW will offer a 6-speed manual gearbox for the 650i for the US market.
The BMW 640i straight six engine will allow the coupe to complete the 0-60 (0-100km/h) sprint in 5.4 seconds. The BMW 650i will reach the same mark in 4.9 seconds. Both these cars have an electronically limited high speed of 155mph (250km/h).
Fuel economy for both models is quite interesting. The 640i has an average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 7.7lt / 100km (equal to 30.6 mpg US), while CO2 emissions come in at 179 g/km. After that, the 650i has a combined fuel economy of 10.4 lt/100km (equal to 23.1 mpg US) in the EU test cycle, together with CO2 emissions of 243g/km.
Additional luxury for this car is available, thanks to unique equipment options, including comfort and sports seats, active seats, seat ventilation, exclusive Nappa leather, ceramic applications, and a newly developed and model-specific Bang & Olufsen high-end sur-round sound system.
The new BMW 650i coupe will be produced in Dingolfing, Germany where the largest BMW Group’s facility is, which is also the plant where the BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series models are produced.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed for both EU and US markets, so we will get to that later. Here is a media gallery with the car, it’s design process, interior shots and things like that. We posted an article with Vermillion Red BMW 6series wallpapers so be sure to check that out. You can also expect more information and media in the next few days as it comes out.
Source: BMW VIA Bimmerpost
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