BMW has been slow to the whole idea of the “four-door coupé”, but here it finally is, in the wake of the convertible and Coupé in the 6 Series range. It’s also the opportunity to introduce (in the 650i) a new, more efficient TwinPower Turbo V8 producing 330 kW and mated with an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission and proven BMW EfficientDynamics technology. Six-cylinder engines are available in the 640 petrol- or diesel-engined versions.
As you’d expect in an upscale model, the range of standard features runs on and on: ECO PRO Mode, Xenon headlights, automatic 2-zone air conditioning, leather upholstery and electric seat adjustment with memory function. Optional equipment Adaptive LED Headlights and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System.
Although the Gran Coupé is to a large extent about style, it has its practical dimensions. There’s a 4+1 seating arrangement that provides space for a third rear passenger on short journeys and the boot volume of 460 dm3 can be expanded to 1 265 dm3 thanks to the through-loading system and the folding rear seatbacks.