New BMW 6 Series pricing revealedBMW confirms cost of 2012 6 Series Gran Coupé
07 June 2012
BMW has confirmed full pricing details for its new four-door, five-seat Gran Coupé - a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7.
The new car goes on sale this month, priced from £61,390.
Two trim levels
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé will be available in two trim levels: SE and M Sport.
The entry-level £61,390 640i SE grade boasts a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including satellite navigation, leather upholstery, heated front seats and cruise control.
Upgrading to M Sport trim costs £4,665 and adds a bodykit and larger alloy wheels, as well as sports seats.
Three engine options
The 640i opens the range and gets a 316bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The range-topping £70,650 650i – featuring a 444bhp 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 – is the other petrol engine choice. It goes on sale in July this year.
Performance from this new engine is strong – 0-62mph takes 4.6 seconds – while claimed efficiency of 31.7mpg combined with 206g/km CO2 emissions means £270 car tax (VED).
The most efficient engine in the Gran Coupé range is the £63,900 640d. Powered by a 309bhp 3.0-litre turbodiesel, it will complete the 0-62mph dash in 5.4 seconds – the same as the 640i – while returning a claimed 49.6mpg with 148g/km CO2 emissions (£135 car tax).
More expensive than rivals
The Audi and BMW are available with three rear seats – the BMW seats five, but only in a small ‘jump seat’ between the two rear bucket-style chairs. However, the Mercedes only accommodates four, reducing its practicality.