2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

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    2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe makes its debut



    Steven J. Ewing
    December 10, 2011
    autoblog.com


    Better late than never, right?

    We're now on the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the luxury sedan that kicked off the whole "four-door coupe" craze. Since then, Volkswagen countered with the CC, Porsche launched the Panamera, and Audi won us over with its A7. So what about BMW? Now that the big 6 Series coupe has taken hold, the German automaker has added a proper back seat and two additional doors to create this, the 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe.

    The first version of the Gran Coupe to arrive Stateside will be the 640i, powered by BMW's N55 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six, good for 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque in this application. Shortly thereafter, the 650i Gran Coupe will arrive, available with rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive, boasting a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 tuned to 445 hp and 480 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with BMW's ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.

    Compared to its two-door counterpart, the Gran Coupe is a full 4.4 inches longer, and most of that added length benefits the rear passengers. BMW's literature states that the stretched 6 Series has a 4+1 seating configuration, meaning there's actually a quasi-usable seat between the two outboard rear positions. (Good luck.) Judging from the photos, the Gran Coupe's interior is as luxuriously appointed and tech-laden as the rest of the 6 Series range – if not a little bit moreso.

    We originally thought that BMW would debut the 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe at next month's Detroit Auto Show, but since the all-new 2012 3 Series is expected to make its public debut at Cobo Hall, we think BMW may hold off on the official Gran Coupe introduction until the Geneva Motor Show in March. We'll likely know official pricing details around that time, too. For now, soak it up in our high-res gallery and follow the jump to read the full details in BMW's press blast.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/10/2...ficially-bows/

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    The sleek proportions are beautiful. The details, like the lower grille and headlights, are bulbous and awful.
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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    'I know coupes, and you sir, are no coupe.'

    Not digging the 'fish mouth' front end.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    I guess I will start calling my GTO a sedan.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    That lower front fascia is awful.

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    I like the CHMSL and exterior color. But... I don't like BMW front ends anymore, as they remind me of *****es. And the detailing behind the front tires looks downright nasty and out of place. Fix those, lose the laughable interior colors, and the car could look decent, though.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesda View Post
    The sleek proportions are beautiful. The details, like the lower grille and headlights, are bulbous and awful.
    I agree.

    What it is about BMW? They so often ruin lovely sheetmetal with needlessly over designed facias.
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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Dammit BMW!!! Gimme the regular 6-series with the Gran Coupe's V6!!!!

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Mgescuro isn't firing on all eight cylinders tonight.

    Not a fan of droopy long hoods.

    Rolls has the right idea--at this price range, who gives a bleep about small differences in aerodynamics?

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    How in the living hell can they even call that thing a center rear seat?
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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Wow BMW is really piggy backing on other manufacturer's innovation. Looks just like one of the new Jaguars.
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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Some of BMWs designs are really good and some of them are well...... lets just leave it at that.

    Other then the design I am sure that its probably a really good car.

    I like the use of color on the inside and you can tell the interior is made from high quality materials.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    The one part about this car that gets me going is the interior of the pictured car. That BMW Individual interior is flat gorgeous.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Dammit BMW!!! Gimme the regular 6-series with the Gran Coupe's V6!!!!
    The 6-Series Coupe comes in 640i form with the turbo I-6 if you like.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    Quote Originally Posted by DenaliHD66 View Post
    Wow BMW is really piggy backing on other manufacturer's innovation. Looks just like one of the new Jaguars.
    I wouldn't go as far as that, high end 4 door coupes are a trend that is going on right now so would you rather BMW not take part?.

    Also they all kind of look the same (with few exceptions).

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    Re: 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

    I agree 100% I know automakers want to throw the word "coupe" in anywhere they can to make it sound like a car is sporty, or at least has the shape/roofline of a 2 door car......but...to it it is plain and simple...2 doors = coupe.

    When an automaker calls a 4 door a coupe, they just look stupid in my book.

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