BMW India today launched its all new 2013 6-Series Gran Coupe, it aims to attract buyers who place greater emphasis on outright style than practicality at the relatively inexpensive price of Rs. 86.40 lakh (ex-showroom India). The 6-Series Gran Coupe joins the existing two-door coupe and convertible models in an expanded range of 6-series models and its very first four-door Coupe from BMW offering.
The 4-door coupe from BMW will be available in just one variant, the diesel 640d, which is powered by a 3.0-litre six cylinder 4 valve engine, generating peak power of 313 hp and 630 Nm torque and will come mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Top speed is limited to 250 kmph and acceleration of 0-100 kmph can be achieved in just 5.4 seconds.
The Gran Coupe is identical to the 6-series coupe and convertible from its forward-leaning kidney grille through to the upper trailing edge of its windscreen. However, it adopts a longer and flatter roof structure, substantial B-pillars and two conventionally front-hinged rear doors. To help provide the Gran Coupe with an added touch of coupe-like style, all four doors are frameless. The interiors are beautifully built and material quality is top-notch. The dash is a carryover from the 6-series coupe.
The company is offering the 6-Series Gran Coupe in 3 optional packages namely – M Sport, BMW Individual and the Luxury package. The M Sports Package for an extra Rs 4 lakh, will feature black brake callipers, aerodynamics package, M leather steering wheel, sports seats, exhaust tailpipes, and much more. For another Rs 7.70 lakh, you get the BMW Luxury Package which features Active Seats with Ventilation in the front, exclusive leather Nappa, and front seat heating.
From what BMW have revealed so far, deliveries for the 640d will start later in this very month with the cars coming in shades of black, white, silver, blue, blue, grey and red. With the launch of new BMW 6 Series Coupe, the company is trying to secure its numero uno position in the market and battle it out with cars like Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 and Mercedes Benz CLS.
At the launch of 6-Series Gran Coupe, the company has confirmed the launch of 1-series hatch by the end-2013. And also stated the upcoming cars on BMW’s pipeline for India facelifted X1 compact SUV and the X6, along with local assembly of the 7-series by mid-2013. By the end of 2013, BMW India would be assembling the 1-, 3-, 5-, 7-Series saloons and the X1 and X3 SUVs at its Chennai plant.
Checkout the dashboard picture below the jump.