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Published on December 14th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé for June 2012

BWM’s second generation 6-series line up will expand in June 2012 with the arrival of the Gran Coupé, BMW’s first four-door Coupé.

Three engines will be available, a 4 litre turbo diesel, a 4 litre turbo petrol and a 5 litre turbo engine.

The 4 litre turbo-diesel has 313 bhp and 630 Nm of torque, and shares the same 5.3 second 0-60 mph time as the 4 litre petrol turbo, which has 320 bhp and 450 Nm of torque.

The range is undoubtedly led by the 5 litre V8, however, which has 450 bhp and 650 Nm of torque, and a 0-60 time considerably faster than that of the other two models, standing at 4.6 seconds.

All three cars are electronically limited to a top speed of 155 mph, and have six-speed automatic gearboxes.

The Gran Coupé is built around an aluminium chassis, with double wishbones suspension at the front and a fully independent multi-link rear axle. Variable Damper Control available as an option.

Also fitted is BMW’s ‘Drive Performance Control’, which allows drivers to vary the responsiveness of the gearbox, steering, accelerator and the level of assistance provided by the Dynamic Stability Control, and has four settings: ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ .

Two trim packages can be fitted, the ‘SE’ and the ‘M’, but All models have Dakota leather upholstery, BMW Professional Navigation, front and rear Park Distance Control, Keyless Go, two-zone climate control, electronic two-way steering adjustment and heated front seats.

18 inch wheels are fitted to the 640i and the 640d, whereas the 650i has 19 inch lightweight alloys.

The ‘M’ trim model benefits from black brake calipers, dark exhaust tailpipes, Sports seats, Anthracite headlining, high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim and ‘Aluminium Hexagon’ interior trim.

Sales start on the 2nd June 2012, with prices starting at £61,380 for a 640i SE or 640d SE, rising to £75,130 OTR for a 650i M Sport.

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