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2013 (13) BMW 6 Series 640d M Sport 2dr Auto

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Glasgow)
Only £29,495
£5899 deposit
£475.07 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB Hard driveBMW apps interface
BMW emergency callBMW information plus
BMW Online servicesBMW remote services
BMW teleservicesCheck control system
Enhanced bluetooth telephone functionality with telematics, USB audio interface + voice controlFront/rear Parking distance control
iDrive controller and display with 10.2" monitorLuggage compartment release button in drivers A pillar
Luggage compartment with electric unlocking via key remote controlMMI - Multi Media Interface control system
Navigation System Professional MultimediaOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOutside temperature display
Personal ProfileReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorStop/start button
Tyre puncture warning system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional radio/DVD/MP3
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door mirrors
Body coloured side sillsChrome exhaust tailpipes
Chrome kidney grille with chrome trimmed black vertical slatsElectric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric folding and auto dimming door mirrorsElectric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
Fogging sensor for front windscreenFront fog lights
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeadlight washer jets
Heated windscreen washer jetsM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor with auto light activation system 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console12V socket in rear centre console
3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheelAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite Velour floor matsCupholders in centre console
Dual zone automatic air conditioningElectric front seats with memory
Electric reach + rake adjustable steering columnElectric steering column with memory
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront courtesy lights
Front footwell lightsFront reading light
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix rear child seat preparationMulti function steering wheel
Passenger footwell storage netSecuring rings in luggage compartment
Storage net in luggage compartmentStorage pockets in backrests of front seats
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDriver/Passenger airbags (Impact dependent)
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake
Front head restraints with anti-whiplashFront passenger airbag deactivation
Fuel cut off safety deviceHill start assist
Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensionersOccupancy sensor for passenger seat
Two inertia reel rear seatbeltsWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Engine immobiliserKeyless ignition
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking - doors and fuel cap
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Drive Performance ControlSports function on gearbox with steering wheel mounted gearshift paddles

Trim

Leather instrument panel 

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)145Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN57D30T1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power313
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748AService Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage36000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.3Engine Power - BHP313
Engine Power - KW230Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT465
Engine Torque - MKG64Engine Torque - NM630
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear275/35 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1369Length4894
Wheelbase2855Width1894

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2220
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)460Max. Loading Weight495
Minimum Kerbweight1725No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

BMW's improved 6 Series Gran Coupe four-door is very desirable. Jonathan Crouch reports on the 640d diesel variant.

Ten Second Review

The now sleeker-looking BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe offers a wonderfully elegant take on the four-door coupe theme and acts as a showcase for BMW's unbeatable blend of performance and efficiency. Big, expensive cars aren't always that easy to like right now, but here's one that doesn't put a foot wrong, especially in diesel 640d form.

Background

This might be a controversial view, but I don't think BMW is a great innovator when it comes to model development. It's a fiendishly smart company in the field of engineering but it's rarely first to the punch when it comes to cars that break new ground. What BMW most certainly represents is a great finisher. Although it might take some time to enter the fray, when it does it often delivers a knock-out punch. It might well argue that who arrives first in the ring is irrelevant, it's who's left standing at the end that counts. Such is the case with the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Cynics might scoff that BMW is only now attempting to copy something Mercedes-Benz came up with in 2005 with its CLS, namely a premium four-door coupe, and they'd have a point. We can only judge what we see in front of us in the here and now, however, and BMW looks to be onto a surefire winner with the Gran Coupe. Let's try the 640d variant that most UK buyers will want.

Driving Experience

Performance is very strong - the 313PS 640d will get to 62mph from rest in 5.4 seconds and like every variant in the range, is artificially limited to a 155mph maximum. That means an identical set of speed stats to those you'd get in the petrol 3.0-litre V6 variant - but a rather different driving experience. In the petrol 640i, you're often tempted to take control of the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission yourself, setting the thing into manual mode and using the steering wheel-mounted paddles in order to try to wring the most performance out of it. Here in the diesel, there's so much torque available that you'll mostly end up leaving the gearbox to its own devices. After all, the engine always has plenty in reserve. That's assuming you're not tempted to play with what BMW calls 'Drive Performance Control'. It's a switchable system that, depending on your mood, allows you to vary the responsiveness of the gearbox, the steering, the throttle and the level of assistance provided by the Dynamic Stability Control set-up. There's a choice of four settings, with the two most relaxed being the ones you'll use most frequently - 'Comfort' for laid-back use or 'ECO PRO' to optimise clean frugality. When the road does open up, it's time to click into 'Sport' or, if you're really feeling confident, the most extreme 'Sport+' setting.

Design and Build

Not all recent BMW designs have been really elegant - but this one is. Here, we've an executive saloon on a casual dress-down day, a car with all the proportions of a classic Grand Touring coupe, yet most of the spaciousness you'd find in a luxury four-door. Styling changes to the front of this improved version include smarter LED headlights, a BMW kidney grille that now features nine bars where previously it had 10 and a single, full-width air intake in the restyled apron. At the rear, this 6 Series now appears wider thanks to a horizontal chrome bumper insert which aims to draw attention to the wide rear track. Six-cylinder models also have 10mm larger chrome tailpipe embellishers in enlarged cut-outs and re-styled side mirrors improve the car's aerodynamic properties and contain slim horizontal indicator strips. Finally, the the side window surround has been revised and houses a black painted aluminium section with raised "Gran Coupe" lettering at the foot of the Hofmeister kink on the C-pillar. Inside, the standard leather dashboard with contrast stitching - previously an option on all but the M Sport versions - is an immediate clue to the enhanced quality and luxury of this revised range. Plus there's a modern, stylish high-gloss black finish on the centre console around the switches for the climate control system and audio system. This contemporary look complements the iDrive system's more precise Control Display with its chromed surround, the slicker multi-functional instrument panel and the LED lights to illuminate the footwells, door openings and glovebox. Dakota, Nappa or Merino leather trim is standard. As before, there's also a usefully sized boot. This boasts a volume of 460-litres, slightly more than a Panamera but less than an A7 or a CLS, a figure you can extend with a through-loading hatch for longer items, or fold the rear seat backs forward to free up as much as 1,265-litres of total space.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget of around £63,000 for this 640d. Add around £4,500 to that if you want the M Sport package with its aesthetic upgrades. So you're looking at a premium of around £2,500 over the petrol 640i variant, a figure most potential customers will be quite happy to pay. The choices that face a 6 Series Gran Coupe buyer are sure to make for long hours spent at an online configurator but that's all part of the fun of buying new, isn't it? You get a choice of leather upholstery and trim, electric seat adjustment with memory function for the front seats, automatic air conditioning with 2-zone regulation, xenon headlights and a punchy BMW Professional stereo system. The options list presents some tempting selections including Adaptive LED Headlights and the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System. Driver assistance systems and mobile services available with BMW ConnectedDrive include technology such as the BMW Head-Up Display with full-colour graphics, the parking assistant, Surround View, Active Cruise Control with the Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning System, Speed Limit Info, High-Beam Assistant and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian warning.

Cost of Ownership

The usual BMW mantra that once you've bought the car it will prove inexpensive to run is only true up to a point with the 6 Series Gran Coupe. It pays to remember that this is a big, powerful car and this sort of vehicle has, in recent years, taken a bit of a beating come trade-in time. Residual values of the Gran Coupe are holding very firm indeed which is more than encouraging. That's largely due to the efficiency of its engine technology as well as its inherent desirability. Clearly this may well change if there's oversupply in the market, but for the time being it looks a decent home for your money. Some of the fuel economy and emissions figures are little short of incredible for cars with this sort of performance potential. The 640d Gran Coupe can average 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 143g/km of carbon dioxide. You'll need to have the Drive Performance Control set to the 'ECO PRO' mode to get these kinds of returns of course, a setting that'll also give you a series of efficiency driving coaching tips (whether you want them or not). Other technology responsible for delivering these impressive figures includes an efficient eight speed transmission, electric power steering, brake energy regeneration to help reduce alternator drag and, most importantly, a start/stop system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights.

Summary

Some BMW models have been rather divisive of late, whether it be their styling, their philosophy or their pricing. It's refreshing to find a car that brooks almost no debate. Everybody loves the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. If ever a car had an inherent rightness about it, this could be it. Perhaps the only slight argument against it is that it's a big, powerful car being introduced when small, green-focused models are a good deal more fashionable. That said, the BMW's economy and emissions figures are quite staggeringly good for a car with real continent-crushing Gran Turismo ability. It's hard to know where the pick of the range is, but if pressed, I'd plump for this 640d model. It's a car where you won't feel guilty about using its performance and with more torque than a BMW M5 under its right pedal, it'll prove an overtaking weapon of rare brilliance. BMW might have arrived at the four-door coupe party fashionably late, but the wait's been worth it.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£475.07
Deposit£5899
Term (months)60
Cash price£29,495
Credit amount£23,596
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£34,404.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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