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2018 (18) BMW 6 Series 640d M Sport 4dr Auto

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Inverness)
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£3000 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW apps interfaceBMW emergency call
BMW information plusBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW Teleservices
Check control systemDigital cockpit
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingFront/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 indicatorWifi hotspot preparation

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBlack fog light surrounds
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsBody coloured side sills
Chrome exhaust tailpipesChrome kidney grille with chrome trimmed black vertical slats
Door mirror integrated indicatorsElectric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric folding and auto dimming door mirrorsElectric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round
Fogging sensor for front windscreenGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Headlight washer jetsHeated windscreen washer jets
LED fog lightsM aerodynamic bodystyling
Rain sensor with auto light activation system 

Interior Features

12V power socket in front console (x2)12V socket
2 fixed rear headrests3 Spoke M sports leather steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seatAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite Velour floor matsElectric front seats with memory function
Electric reach + rake adjustable steering columnElectric steering column with memory
Front and rear cupholdersFront footwell lights
Front reading lightFront/rear centre armrests with storage
Front/rear courtesy lightsGear shift indicator
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix rear child seat preparationMulti function steering wheel
Passenger footwell storage netRear seat easy entry
Securing rings in luggage compartmentStorage net in luggage compartment
Storage pockets in backrests of front seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

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 safetyDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brakeFront head restraints with anti-whiplash
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront passenger seat occupancy sensor
Fuel cut off safety deviceHill start assist
Inertia reel front seatbelts+pretensionersThree inertia reel rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning 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

Diesel particulate filterDrive Performance Control
Sports 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)152Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)89Cylinders - Stroke (mm)89.5
Engine CodeN57D30T1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)49.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)54.3EC Urban (mpg)42.8

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power313
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.4Engine 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

Height1392Length5007
Wheelbase2968Width1894
Width (including mirrors)2090 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2410
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1265Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)460
Max. Loading Weight600Minimum Kerbweight1810
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.95
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

By Car & Driving

Introduction

It took BMW a long time to develop an entrant in the Mercedes CLS-Class-dominated four-door executive coupe segment but the 6 Series Gran Coupe model he Munich maker introduced in 2012 proved to be well worth the wait. Elegant, beautifully finished and astonishingly efficient, it's very impressive indeed, provided that your concept of coupe motoring is that of grand touring rather than grand tyre-smoking gestures. An expensive indulgence? Perhaps. But a very desirable one. Let's check it out as a used car buy.

History

BMW is 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. Perhaps that doesn't matter. The important issue, after all, isn't who arrives first in the ring. It's who's left standing at the end. This Munich maker invariably is, having sized up the opposition and delivered a knock-out punch. Such is the case with this car, the 6 Series Gran Coupe, a premium four-door coupe that didn't make it here until the Summer of 2012, seven long years after Mercedes had pioneered the concept for the modern era with their CLS and two years after Audi and Porsche had copied it, respectively with the A7 Sportback and the Panamera. Why such a lengthy delay? Well in truth, it was pretty much to do with BMW taking its eye off the ball with the original 6 Series launched in 2003 and not considering a four-door derivative. By the time they saw spy shots of the Mercedes CLS and realised their mistake, it was too late to change things. Which meant having to wait until the second generation 6 Series was launched in 2011 before making plans to enter the four-door coupe sector. Still, what we were given when the 6 Series Gran Coupe eventually did arrive was a very sleek interpretation of a concept that sounded like a contradiction, that of a sporty coupe fashioned with four doors. Initially, six cylinder 640i and 640d petrol variants were made available, alongside a V8 petrol 650i derivative. In 2013, a 4.4-litre V8 turbocharged 560PS M6 flagship version joined the range. The whole Gran Coupe line-up was upgraded late in 2014, but it's the early 2012 to 2014 examples that we're going to focus on here.

What You Get

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. From the front, you might mistake it for an ordinary 6 Series Coupe, but move to the side and you notice not only the extra doors but the fact that this is a much bigger car, the 113mm hike in the wheelbase taking the length of this Gran Coupe over the five-metre barrier that marks out really long cars from the rest. Familiar design features common to other models from the Munich marque include what the brand calls a 'shark nose' with a large forward-leaning double-kidney front grille that has broad air intakes and is flanked by dual round xenon or LED headlights. From here, a long flat bonnet leads upwards through the front windscreen pillars into a roofline that's still sweeping and coupe-like thanks to the wheelbase increase. There are frameless aluminium doors housing long side windows intended to emphasise the space within, while if you progress past the distinctive C-pillar 'Hofmeister kink' to the rear, you'll find bulging wheelarches and horizontal lines that are there to accentuate the wide track and serve as pointers to this BMW four-door's more dynamic mission. Position yourself inside on the lightweight seats with their integral belts and behind the wheel, there's the Bavarian company's usual driver-orientated cockpit, the automatic gear selector, electronic handbrake and iDrive infotainment controller all falling easily to hand mounted on a centre console that runs through to the rear of the cabin. The instruments and switchgear are, as usual, a model of quality and clarity and iDrive is much easier to use than rival touch-screen infotainment systems. But it's the little touches you remember most. We love the contrast leather stitching on the dashboard and centre console, with its picked out seam that runs across the leading edge of the glove box and then takes a turn south, past the iDrive controller and then back onto the driver's side of the centre console. Beautiful. But what's it like in the rear? Is this actually a realistic alternative to a 5 or 7 Series saloon? Initially, you might wonder. Getting your gran into the back of a Gran Coupe might present a few difficulties thanks to the small door apertures, the trailing edge of the frameless window, the low roofline and the heavily curved door sills. Once inside though, most should be very comfortable thanks to the extra wheelbase increase, provided first that they're not over six foot tall (blame that sweeping roofline) and second that the front seats haven't been positioned in their lowest possible setting (in which case there's very little room for your feet). BMW talks of room for three in the rear and indeed fitted a trio of three-point seatbelts, but confining an adult to the centre part of this bench will test friendships to the limit thanks to the intrusion of the centre console which, as we said, extends along the top of the central transmission tunnel all the way back here, requiring the middle occupant to sit legs-astride it. Like the rival Mercedes CLS - but unlike this model's two other competitors, the five-door hatchback Porsche Panamera and Audi A7 Sportback - this BMW's notchback shape features a proper 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.

What to Look For

No significant problems have yet to be reported with this Gran Coupe, although minor niggles such as blown LED lights have been brought up. Be aware that the desirability of the car is very dependent on colour choice. Stick to safe silver, graphite or black and you shouldn't go too far wrong but some of the more colourful hues won't be so easy to sell on. Check the electronic functions work as some of these can be a very expensive fix. Also check the tyres for signs of uneven wear and look for kiddie damage in the back. Obviously, it's preferable to have one with a full BMW service history as these are expensive cars from new and any mechanical issues could be expensive.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2012 model 640d diesel auto] Parts prices for a 6 Series Gran Coupe can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: allow around £75 for a clutch master cylinder and around £17 for a fuel filter; a brake disc is around £85 and a cylinder head gasket around £70. However, most buyers will want to continue to service their cars at BMW main dealers. Here, inevitably, parts prices are significantly higher.

On the Road

In any spec, the 6-seriesGran Coupe is a quick car; up to motorway speeds (and over where permitted) it barely seems to require any effort at all. The diesel, though slightly less powerful, has a helpful amount more torque than the petrol equivalent and on the road, this translates into even easier progress. It's a car where you have to be careful of how fast you're going, such is the power on offer. To drive, the 6-series Gran Coupe is a very relaxing and comfortable machine. The seats prevent fatigue and though it's smaller inside than a 5-series, there's plenty of space for four people. The size and weight are quite significant though, so it's a car that you place rather than throw into or out of corners, but it rarely gets caught out. The chassis is very good and the suspension soaks up most bumps with ease. The M-sport suspension is a little stiffer though and is obviously a compromise as over very rough roads, it crashes a little too much. Though the V8 650i offers a whole other level of performance, it's not really worth the extra money. Both 640 variants are quick enough to get you into trouble and neither use anywhere near as much fuel. The 640d offers the best blend though, as you get the performance with diesel fuel economy. The extra torque goes some way to making up for the less interesting sound and feel of the diesel too: 133Ib/ft is quite a significant amount when there's only a 60kg difference between the two cars. Should you really want a petrol car though, there's not many production petrol engines that are quite as impressive as BMW's 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six. Not only does it sound fantastic, the way manages to pull such a big, heavy car to high speeds is stunning. The torque, though a lot less than the diesel, arrives earlier in the rev range, so the 640i can pull both hard and long, making the experience a little more enjoyable.

Overall

Of all the motivations you might have for spending a serious chunk of money on a luxury car, perhaps the most important is the need for it to make you feel special. And that's exactly how you'll feel with a 6 Series Gran Coupe in your driveway. It's what sets this executive four-door coupe apart from the BMW 7 Series saloon you could have for the same money. And it's also what makes this a rarer, more exclusive choice than a rival Mercedes CLS or Audi A7 and a more beautifully resolved design than the only other direct alternative, Porsche's Panamera. So, late though this 6 Series Gran Coupe might have been in arriving in this sector, it bears all the hallmarks of a product that's been better thought through than any of its competitors. Original buyers had to spend quite a lot on the options list to make it into the 'ultimate driving machine' the Munich maker's ads promised but if you find an example that's been well-specced up-front, then you'll get yourself a very dynamic driving tool. In diesel form, it also delivers a very strong set of running costs too. Was this the best model BMW made in the 2012-2015 era? There are many who would say so. And the best four-door premium coupe? Yes, that as well.

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

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£468.03
Deposit£3000
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£29,998
Credit amount£26,998
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£11,767
Total amount payable£36,765.41
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.43p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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