Offered three variants, the new 6-Series Gran Coupe expands the 6-Series' overall portfolio and will first hit the streets as the 640i seen here, with motivation coming from the TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine. The zoom functioncan be used to verify whether the destination shown in the relevant section of the map is the intended one. More often than not, convertibles launch after an automaker has introduced a conventional fixed-roof variant, but the is a break from that tradition. The 640i's ride quality is decidedly sporty. A glance at the adjoining chart reveals that where the manual requires a few tenths of a second for every shift and a corresponding loss in forward momentum, the automatic's shifts are nearly imperceptible, resulting in significantly less lost time. If we defined good handling as the combination of big grip and an almost eerie lack of body roll, then the 650i would be an excellent handler.
You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. We just wish we could make it the default instead of Comfort. The map also features an iDrive Controller that offers a quick and easy access to a host of options. The system is able to recognize contact data irrespective of the format in which it is stored, and thus independently of first name and surname order. Despite growing almost three inches in length and 1.
Stylistically it straddles the line between four door sedan and coupe effortlessly. The split screen offers new functions, including displaying the chosen location and a new zoom function that helps you see if the destination shown is indeed the right one. Enormously capable, the 650i has high limits, but even with a manual transmission, it lacks the feedback and clear communication that make driving interesting and involving. Whether on two-lanes or on the freeway, the 650i is an utterly enthralling car to drive. This is automatically activated when the driver reaches a certain point ahead of the next navigation instruction. Slightly nerve-wracking, at first acquaintance. It has an ability to cruise at high rates of speed for hours at a time without fatiguing the driver in the least as evidenced by a 136 mph ticket a fellow journalist recieved during the press launch.
Any thoughts on that from your perspective? The premium steering wheel is thick, leather-wrapped, and provides 12 fingertip adjustments for audio, phone and adaptive cruise control. From every angle, the new 6 Series Coupe and Convertible is a sleek, svelte road rocket -- a true gentleman's express for eating up miles of wide-open road one huge mouthful at a time. Drivers are allowed to dial in ride quality from behind the wheel, selecting from settings ranging from comfort to sport. This engine delivers a total of 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. But wait, things get even better. It also shares similar lower valances with those seen on the two-door version. Instead, the automaker debuted the 2012 650i convertible earlier this year, just in time for it to arrive in the U.
Power is up 45hp and 30 lb ft. The interior of the all-new 6 Series is another marked improvement over the previous-generation car. Conversely, the comfort setting virtually made the expansion joints and grooved surfaces of the major highways disappear. Still, it holds the road very well and gives up light and progressive understeer when pushed too hard. So there you have it. The Gran Coupe has an overall measurement of 197. Naturally, you enthusiasts will go that route, but for a large portion of the 6 Series' target audience, the 640i is all the car they'll need, and the money they save will make it feel like a business decision.
Hard to argue with that. This radial menu offers quick and easy access to a host of options. Also interesting is that the Convertible managed to out-brake our M Sport coupe, though only by a mere foot. Interestingly, 31 mpg is also 6 mpg better than that of the six-cylinder 740i. Here the answer is a resounding yes.
It's exactly as fast as you'd expect a 400-horsepower car of this size to be, and a small turbo step - not lag, really - is the magnificent engine's only mentionable quirk. The six-cylinder buyer forgoes a small amount of standard equipment—nicer leather, more seat adjustability, and one-inch-larger wheels, among the sacrifices—but it can all be added from the options sheet. If further information on a point-of-interest — such as the telephone number — is also stored, the driver can instantly access it and make a call. As a segment, this group is also home to the , and , the latter of which started the concept of a four-door coupe back in 2005. It drives big, and naturally isn't as nimble as smaller, sportier cars. Coddling to do Purchasers in this segment love to be coddled.
On the comfort side, highly adjustable bolstered driving seats held us firmly in place while cutting the apexes on the twisty canyon roads of 33. Does it follow the long and storied tradition of the 6 Series? The 650i does all the work; the driver barely participates. Two transmissions are available, so we rounded up a 650i Coupe with the M Sport package and a good old-fashioned six-speed manual gearbox, along with a 650i Convertible with an eight-speed automatic, and headed for our test facility. Whether on two-lanes or on the freeway, the 650i is an utterly enthralling car to drive. A similarly-engined Convertible starts from £66,760 and the Gran Coupe from £62,375. There is something just wrong about a big coupe.