World Premier: The New BMW 6 Series Coupe (Including Photo Gallery & Videos)

A few months ago we proclaimed the ‘shark is back ‘ with the release of the 6 Series convertible. What we meant to say was the shark was almost back. Almost because today we see the real 6 Series. In our eyes this is the one that will define this range for years to come. Aggressive and elegant in all the ways a $90,000 coupe should be, the new 6 is BMW ‘s new form language at its best.

The new coupe will be available as either the N55 inline six equipped 640i or the twin-turbo V8 650i. Power out of the 640i is 320hp thanks to revisions throughout the N55 engine (look for these to filter their way to all N55s in the years ahead). The range topping 650i pumps out 407hp with the normal gobs of torque associated with two turbos and a V8.

We ‘ll have more on the new 6er coupe in the coming days. Until then here ‘s a summary of the press release. You can download the entire thing (all 22 pages) and see the full gallery after the break.

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Full Release (PDF)

Official Release (Summary)

: The hearts of sports car aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and innovative technology will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe. The third generation of the top-class Coupe sees premium carmaker BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream cars. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe impresses with its irresistible design and inspires with even sharper driving dynamics than its predecessor, noticeably optimised comfort levels and extra space. This is the only car in the segment to offer the combination of top-class sporting ability, exclusive touring comfort and a 460-litre (16.24 cu. ft) luggage space. Also on board to deliver the BMW 6 Series Coupe’s signature driving experience are a range of innovative driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features. The new car therefore meets the highest – not to mention the broadest – expectations of driving pleasure in a large, premium 2+2-seater in incomparable style.

At a glance.

Captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an exclusive interior and exceptionally innovative equipment features give the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupe “dream car” credentials.

Vehicle concept is unparalleled in the premium segment, combining the dynamics of a 2+2-seater sports car with outstanding touring comfort; body length and wheelbase 75 millimetres longer than the predecessor model, enhancing seating comfort for rear passengers; extremely sporty appearance thanks to a 39-millimetre increase in width and 5-millimetre reduction in height.

Two engine variants available from launch: BMW 650i Coupe with eight-cylinder powerplant (300 kW/407 hp), BMW 640i Coupe with six-in-line petrol unit (235 kW/320 hp).

Both engine variants come as standard with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox; BMW EfficientDynamics measures unmatched in the segment (including Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode in the BMW 640i Coupe); optimised efficiency combined with significant output increase over predecessor models of 30 kW (BMW 650i) and 35 kW (BMW 640i).

Newly developed chassis; only car in the segment available with Electric Power Steering and optional Integral Active Steering; Drive Dynamic Control fitted as standard, Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive Drive optional. First car in the segment with Adaptive LED Headlights for low and high beam, including cornering function, foglamps and rear lights also with LED technology.

Standard BMW iDrive control system with freestanding Control Display; unrivalled range of BMW ConnectedDrive features, including latest-generation BMW Head-Up Display (with high-definition, full-colour-spectrum graphics), rear-view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, BMW Night Vision and Parking Assistant Driving pleasure tailored to individual preferences thanks to unique equipment options, including comfort and sports seats, active seats, seat ventilation, Exclusive Nappa leather, ceramic applications, and a newly developed and model-specific Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System.

Model variants:

BMW 650i Coupe: V8 petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with High Precision Injection direct injection.

  • Displacement: 4,395 cc,
  • output: 300 kW/407 hp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm, max.
  • torque: 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm.
  • Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 4.9 seconds,
  • top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
  • Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 10.4 litres/100 kilometres (27.2 mpg imp)*,
  • CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 243 g/km*,
  • exhaust standard: EU5.

BMW 640i Coupe: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with direct-injection

  • High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC.
  • Displacement: 2,979 cc,
  • output: 235 kW/320 hp at 5,800 rpm, max.
  • torque: 450 Nm at 1,300 – 4,500 rpm.
  • Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 5.4 seconds,
  • top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
  • Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 7.7 litres/100 kilometres (36.7 mpg imp)*,
  • CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 179 g/km*,
  • exhaust standard: EU5.
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  • m8o

    WOW! They could have called that a 850i/840i if they wanted too. Big thumbs-up.

  • That car looks beautiful. Like it a lot better then the Cabrio (unless they had made it hardtop which they did not and I still liked it) but this is way nicer!