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Having a tug-of-war over whether or not calling something a four-door coupe is even reasonable is a waste of time, but the M6 Gran Coupe most certainly isn’t.
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
At 4.4 inches longer than the 6 series two-door coupe, the first four-door Gran Coupe available in the United States will be in 640i trim, utilizing BMW’s N55 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six and will produce 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. A 650i Gran Coupe will be available next, providing a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, making 445-hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The 650i Gran Coupe will be available in rear wheel drive and xDrive all wheel drive as well. Both the 640i and 650i will receive an 8-speed automatic transmission.
From the inside, the sporty, luxurious, and tech loaded interior of the 6 series Gran Coupe is certainly on par with its trendy competitors. While the photo gallery clearly displays a rear center console, a common design for four-passenger four-door coupes, the seat-belt placement suggests that the rear seating can provide room for three in a pinch, where the middle passenger must straddle the console.
As BMW will likely organize the debut of its new 3 Series at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, the debut of the 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe will likely be slated for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show instead.
GALLERY: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
BMW may seem to be a little late to the party with their four-door coupe dubbed the Gran Coupe, but it may just be coming in at the right time to battle it out with Mercedes-Benz‘s updated CLS-Class and Audi‘s A7. While we’ve seen the Gran Coupe concept several times now, these renderings indicate the car’s production is underway.
The style of the Gran Coupe is clear: BMW will draw its inspiration from the current 5-Series body while giving it the sporty-style from a 6-Series front end. The body itself is streamlined and elongated to fit the four-door coupe design we have seen with the popular CLS-Class and Audi’s A7.
More interesting is whether or not BMW will compete in the performance department against Mercedes’ highly touted CLS63 and Audi’s upcoming S7. Perhaps BMW will make an M-variant to their Gran Coupe in due time?
GALLERY: BMW Gran Coupe
[Source: Car & Driver]