Whatever the view you had on the previous BMW models, I’d personally like to say the newly coined BMW 6-Series Grand Coupe is nothing but a STUNNER. It’s a far better-looking 5 series sedan. And much unlike its rivals from Audi and Mercedes, this particular beauty is actually based on a rear two-door coupe. Two days back, German luxury carmaker BMW on Friday launched an updated version of its ‘6 Series grand coupe’, priced up to Rs 1.21crore.
As with the 2015 6-series coupe and convertible, the Gran Coupe’s changes will be noticeable only to experts and BMW fanatics. The model will come in two variants — the BMW 640d Eminence priced at Rs 1.14 crore and the 640d Design Pure Experience version tagged at Rs 1.21 crore.
The front fascia inherits a full-width lower-intake design reminiscent of that used on Mercedes-AMG’s latest products, while the kidney grilles lose one vertical slat. BMW has fitted full-LED headlights as standard, and the turn-signal element migrates from the bottom to the top of the lighting units. There are also turn-signal indicators in the door mirrors and a few tweaks to the color, trim, and wheel choices. The light-refresh theme continues inside. The cabin gets a bit more chrome but no more usable space. The back seat remains tight—make no mistake, the 6-series Gran Coupe is not a viable alternative to a 7-series (or even a 5er) for people-hauling duty.
BMW hasn’t meddled with the 6-series Gran Coupe’s mechanicals. Buyers can once again choose between rear- or xDrive all-wheel drive, and an eight-speed automatic remains the sole transmission option. The entry-level 640i Gran Coupe is powered by a 315-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and gets a new sports exhaust system, while the stronger choice remains the 650i Gran Coupe and its 445-hp twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8.
Given how the 6-series Gran Coupe is good business for BMW and even better business for our eyes, it’s easy to see why there are minimal updates for 2015. Also, BMW plans to launch 15 models during this year, with four brand new models that would be imported from our global centres and the rest will be re-launches.
Torque: 502lb ft
0-62mph: 4.2 secs
Top speed: 190mph (delimited)
Engine: 4395cc V8 twin-turbo
Transmission: Seven-speed DSG, RWD