BMW exclusivity, design and elegance is epitomised by the 6 Series Gran Coupé. The vehicle inspires you to drive from the first glance and continues to impress from the moment you settle into one of the luxurious, comfortable seats. Once you set off, the irresistible nature of this strong performer becomes even stronger.
A long and sleek silhouette is the first sign of the Gran Coupé’s sophisticated character, and it also aids performance by giving the car an aerodynamic form. BMW’s trademark kidney-shaped front grille dominates the nose and sits at the end of a contoured bonnet, while standard-fit 18-inch alloy wheels are a sporty addition helping to keep the model poised. Meanwhile, the LED headlamps and front fog lights illuminate more of the road ahead to give you full visibility when you need it most. A high-gloss black finisher for the fog lights contrasts with the chrome grille and air inlet inlays, and you can select from a wide variety of paint finishes to add a touch of personalisation to the exterior.
Take your seat and there is even more to admire in the cabin. The instrument panel is crafted from contrasting stitched leather to match the Dakota leather upholstery and multi-function steering wheel with gearshift paddles. Fine brushed aluminium features throughout the interior to reinforce the car’s first-class status, and the overall arrangement is not only ergonomic but intuitive to make control of the vehicle’s functions straightforward.
There is plenty to interact with inside the Gran Coupé and the German firm has made sure it can all be accessed safely. The iDrive Controller makes sure of this, as it enables you to command the infotainment system using one hand and without distracting attention from the road. Among the highlights are the various BMW Connected Drive Services such as BMW Emergency Call, BMW Online Services, BMW Apps, Information Plus and real-time traffic information. You can receive calls legally through the Bluetooth® interface with USB audio interface and voice controls, or stream crisp-sounding music via the DAB tuner. Built-in satellite navigation, air conditioning and two 12-volt power sockets are among the other notable in-car features.
You have a choice of three engines to power the 6 Series Gran Coupé – two petrols and one diesel. The sole diesel incorporates TwinPower Turbo technology which results in lower fuel consumption with enhanced power delivery. It produces 313bhp and 630Nm of torque to hit 60mph from stationary in around 5.4 seconds while meeting EU6 emissions standards. The six-cylinder petrol completes the sprint in the same time using its 320bhp and 450Nm, while a muscular V8 is the choice for optimum performance. This spectacular 450bhp unit charges from 0-60mph in approximately 4.6 seconds using two turbo chargers. You can fine-tune the output from each powertrain using the Drive Performance Control module which presents modes of ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ to match individual trips and your preferred style.
The advancements made to the model include its safety capabilities, as a look at the features list proves. Park Distance Control (PDC) for the front and rear sounds an alert if an obstacle is detected when moving in or out of a space, and it is joined by the Dynamic Safety package. This suite of reactive technology helps to lessen the impact of a collision by tightening the seatbelts and braking automatically if one is imminent. There's also cruise control with brake and speed-limiting function to set a constant speed during long motorway journeys.
The 6 Series Gran Coupé and all its other strengths can be explored in more detail with Williams BMW across the North of England. Enquire with an advisor at your local retail centre to schedule a test drive soon.