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2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe

Published July 19, 2012

The 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe has hopes from BMW to be a legend in the making. People doubted what BMW had to offer when they released their first version of the Gran Coupe a few years ago. It combines a sedan and coupe into one four door car that has the styles of German manufacturing. Its a few inches longer than the regular coupe, yet shorter than most sedans.

There will be two different packages of the Gran Coupe available to consumers. One will be released shortly and will contain a 3.0L 315HP supercharged V6 engine. Its not BMW’s fastest production car, but brings good competition to the Mercedes CLS. Later next year, BMW will also offer a 4.4L Twin turbocharged V8 engine pushing 445hp and be labeled as a 650i Gran Coupe.

Equipped with an all-wheel drive suspension kit and an eight speed stick shift transmission, the 640i & 650i are going to be pushing some serious power. It’s going to be a heavy car, no doubt about it, as it is made to hold 5 passengers. However, with the engine upgrade that it’s receiving, especially the 650i, it will be able to hit 60MPH in an estimated time of about 4.6 seconds.

All 6 series BMW’s now come equipped with a top of the line multimedia system, including a ridiculously large 10 inch DVD player, a system that warns you when you are switching lanes, and 5 cameras all around the car to give you a full 360 view of the road. (yes, that was not a typo, there are FIVE cameras in this guy…you just hope somebody isn’t watching) It always comes with a top of the line surround sound system pushing 8 speakers around the car with ultimate sound.

Personally, I don’t like the look. Why have a four door coupe? If you want something large, you get a Sedan. If you want something small, you get a Coupe. Why a Gran Coupe? I don’t know. It must’ve had some success when they originally released it. Its heavier, it adds a lot more weight which results in less power, and honestly, it’s ugly. The interior is going to be fantastic because its a BMW interior, they’ve been fantastic since 1998. The exterior on the other hand looks like a Chrystler Sebring or something. Its ultra long hood does not match the rest of the car. Because the fact that it’s still considered a coupe, I bet the back seats aren’t very comfortable, and the trunk space is basically nonexistant. I obviously have never had a chance to drive it yet, but so far, I am not impressed.

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