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 |  May 05 2012, 10:02 AM

Earlier this year, BMW announced pricing on its 640i Gran Coupe model and now the German automaker has revealed the digits for its bigger brother, the 650i.

Powered by a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 445-hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, the 650i will have a starting price of $87,395 while the xDrive variant will be available for a hefty $90,395. That’s a $10,500 premium over the 640i that has a 3.0-liter six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo with 315-hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.

And in typical BMW fashion, pricing was also released for the plethora of packages that will be made available for the Gran Coupe model. The Driver Assistance Package is priced at $3,700 while the Luxury Seating Package sports a $3,600 price tag. Those looking for a sportier look and feel can opt for the M Sport Package that’s available for $4,200 while cold weather drivers will have to fork out a $1,000 premium for BMW’s Cold Weather Package.

Drivers seeking the ultimate in luxury amenities can reach for the $8,300 BMW Individual Composition package which comes complete with 19-inch wheels (20-inch available for $1,300), full LED headlights, an Alcantara headliner, and more. Lastly, upgraded sound can be had for $950.

BMW also released EPA-rated fuel-economy figures for the 640i Gran Coupe at 20-mpg city, 30-mpg highway for a 24-mpg combined figure. The 650i Gran Coupe numbers will come in the near future.

GALLERY: BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

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 |  Mar 26 2012, 9:47 AM

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BMW has finally made it official: the redesigned X1 Sport Activity Vehicle will be in U.S. showrooms by summer 2012. The redesigned X1 will make its American debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

The X1 has been long awaited to make its American debut since the German automaker announced its delay, due to high demand in the European market. Confirmed is the new TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine powering the BMW X1 with 245-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. We are still hoping that BMW will bring its X1 M35i xDrive to America.

Along with the X1 making its world debut at the New York Auto Show, will be the new M6 convertible. New York will also play host to the American debuts of the updated X6 M and 640i Gran Coupe.

The third generation M6 is powered by a new M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine with 560-hp with a seven-speed M-DCT transmission. The 6 Series Gran Coupe will also arrive early this summer to American dealerships.

GALLERY: BMW X1 xDrive28i

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