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The All-New 6 Series Gran Coupé.
11.12.2011 Press Kit
New four-seat Sport Coupé an exciting and elegant addition to the BMW 6 Series family.
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Richmond Hill, ON. Introducing the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé – a new addition to the 6 Series line that successfully combines the stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the 6 Series Coupé with interior room and amenities for four adults. Harmonious proportions, precise lines and sleekly contoured surfaces give the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé the unique ability to satisfy the driver who wants a luxurious and sporty Coupé yet needs a car capable of carrying four adults in comfort and luxury.
The TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupé will arrive in Canada in fall of 2012 as a 2013 model. Retail and option pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
Sporting a length of 5,007 mm and wheelbase of 2,968 mm, the Gran Coupé is 111 mm) longer than its 2-door Coupé sibling. A significant part of this extra length has been used to enhance seating comfort for the rear passengers. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is also1,894 mm wide and stands1,392 mm in height. For comparison purposes, the Gran Coupé 102mm longer, 34mm wider and 92mm lower than the BMW 550i.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, in keeping with the tradition of the 6 Series Coupé, offers a unique combination of top-class sporting dynamics, stunning design, luxurious touring comfort and a 460-liter luggage compartment – now for four passengers. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé’s signature driving experience is complimented by a range of innovative driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features. The new car therefore meets the highest expectations of driving pleasure and style in a large, premium 4-seat sports Coupé.
Its unmistakable design language gives the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé an aura of athletic elegance. The long powerfully contoured hood, short front overhang and set-back passenger compartment team up with a 111 mm increase in body length over the 6 Series Coupé and a 113 mm longer wheelbase present a fresh take on the hallmark proportions of a BMW automobile.
The innovations in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé also extend to lighting technology, in the shape of optional Adaptive LED Headlights. Their bright white light provides an extremely intense and evenly spread illumination of the road. This technology is unparalleled in the segment and also allows the beam of the headlights to follow the curves of the road.
Other features that set the new car apart from its rivals are the BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services. The rear-view camera, Surround View, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Detection are joined on the list of available equipment items by the new generation of the BMW Head-Up-Display. The latest incarnation of the system uses a full spectrum of colors to display the information projected onto the windshield. The standard BMW iDrive control system, is the operating portal for the navigation, communications and infotainment functions. The high definition, trans-reflective technology Control Display is centrally mounted high on the sweeping dash and emulates a freestanding flatscreen. Finally, the optional Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System provides a feast of aural pleasure seldom experienced inside a car.