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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW apps interfaceBMW emergency call
BMW information plusBMW Online services
BMW remote servicesBMW teleservices
Check control systemEnhanced bluetooth telephone functionality with telematics, USB audio interface + voice control
Front/rear Parking distance controliDrive controller and display with 10.2" monitor
Luggage compartment release button in drivers A pillarLuggage compartment with electric unlocking via key remote control
MMI - Multi Media Interface control systemMultifunctional instrument panel
Navigation System Professional MultimediaOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOutside temperature display
Personal ProfileReal time traffic information
Service interval indicator 

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 front air inletChrome rear bumper inserts
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 lightsRain sensor with auto light activation system

Interior Features

12V power socket in front console (x2)12V socket
2 fixed rear headrests3 spoke sport leather steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seatAmbient interior lighting
Anthracite Velour floor matsElectric front seats with memory
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 deactivationFuel cut off safety device
Hill start assistInertia reel front seatbelts+pretensioners
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatThree 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

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)178Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2979Compression Ratio10.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)89.6
Engine CodeN55B30O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)37.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)48.7EC Urban (mpg)26.4

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power320
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750EService Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.4Engine Power - BHP320
Engine Power - KW235Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5800Engine Torque - LBS.FT332
Engine Torque - MKG46Engine Torque - NM450
Engine Torque - RPM1300Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/45 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleSTAR SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1392Length5007
Wheelbase2968Width1894
Width (including mirrors)2090 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2360
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1265Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)460
Max. Loading Weight610Minimum Kerbweight1750
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

BMW's 6 Series makes elegant sense in improved four-door Gran Coupe form. Jonathan Crouch tries it

Ten Second Review

It took BMW a long time to develop an entrant in the Mercedes CLS-Class-dominated four-door executive coupe segment but their 6 Series Gran Coupe 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, especially in the smarter, more efficient guise we look at here.

Background

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. Now it's been usefully improved, with greater efficiency, extra equipment, smarter looks and sportier-sounding petrol engines. A class leader then? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The are no real changes under the bonnet for this improved model, though all the engines have been made slightly more efficient and the engineers have provided a rortier-sounding sports exhaust system for petrol models. So how does the 6 Series Gran Coupe drive? BMW engineers reckon that the longer wheelbase makes it more stable but I think you'd have to be on a test track to really notice any difference between this car and its coupe stablemate. So yes, that car feels exactly like this one, quite a compliment given that the existing second generation 6 Series two-door model is very good to drive indeed, provided you don't expect it to be an out-and-out sportscar. That BMW doesn't really shrink around you and neither does this one: hardly surprising perhaps, given that it's over five metres long, something you're reminded of every time you glance in the rear view mirror and realise just how far away the back window is. If it wasn't for that, you could probably kid yourself you were in the two door coupe for though the centre console has been reconfigured, the basic dash layout is otherwise very similar, with much the same cosy, rather intimate feel up front and an agreeably low slung driving position. And under the bonnet? Well, BMW will sell you a trio of petrol powerplants, a twin-turbo 320bhp 3.0-litre V6 and also a turbocharged 4.4-litre 450bhp V8 unit, plus the fearsome 560bhp engine used in the flagship M6 variant. The reality is though, that almost all British buyers will give them little more than a cursory glance on their way to sign up for the 313bhp 640d diesel.

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

Pricing for this 6 Series Gran Coupe sits in the £60,000 to £70,000 bracket - though the top M6 requires a £95,000 budget. Overall, that mainstream pricing approach means a model-for-model premium of around £1,800 over the Coupe bodystyle. With that in mind, we can't see too many potential 6 Series customers going the two-door route. Whichever 6 Series Gran Coupe model you choose - the 320bhp V6 petrol 640i, the 313bhp six cylinder diesel 640d, the 450bhp V8 petrol 650i or the 560bhp petrol M6, you'll find your car to be as well equipped as you'd have a right to expect for this kind of money. So included are lovely alloy wheels, park distance control front and rear, xenon headlights, Dakota leather upholstery with heated front seats, electric steering adjustment, 2-zone climate control, a high quality USB-compatible stereo and a 10.2-inch colour flatscreen infotainment system via which you can select Bluetooth for your phone and operate the sat nav system. This car also gets an updated version of BMW's 'ConnectedDrive' system, via which, on the move, drivers can access news and information from the internet and SMS and are able to receive locations and notes sent to the car. As for safety stuff, well the absence of curtain airbags is surprising, but otherwise, there are all the expected airbags and electronic assistance features for braking, traction and stability control.

Cost of Ownership

As for efficiency, well it's really not bad at all given that here we're talking about a five-metre-long car with over 300bhp under the bonnet. A Gran Coupe weighs between 70 and 90kg more than the Coupe model but that extra bulk seems to have made very little difference to running cost figures which are pretty astonishing for something weighing 1.85 tonnes. Even the petrol 640i returns 37.7mpg on the combined cycle and 174g/km of CO2 but of course, that's nowhere near as good as the diesel 640d. This diesel carries an extra 40kgs of weight but even so, delivers 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 143g/km of carbon dioxide. Think about that for a moment. A car of this size and power getting what would have been a creditable economy figure for a supermini not so very long ago. The rival Mercedes CLS 350 BlueTEC, a car with an engine that puts out 55bhp less, can only just match these figures. Small wonder that BMW's engine technology is widely perceived to be the very best in the business. 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).

Summary

Of all the motivations you might have for spending over £60,000 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 one of these 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 sort of 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. It all means that this improved 6 Series Gran Coupe continues to bear all the hallmarks of a product that's been better thought through than any of its competitors. It's a pity that you have to spend quite so much on the options list to make it into the 'ultimate driving machine' the Munich maker's ads promise but at least the dynamics are as efficient as the marketing would lead you to believe, this car delivering a set of running costs that the competition can't match. Is the best car BMW makes right now? There are many who would say so. And the best four-door premium coupe? Yes, that as well.

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

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** 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£411.25
Deposit£2550
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£25,498
Credit amount£22,948
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9250
Total amount payable£31,129.75
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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