Summary, Prices, Specs

By September 9, 2013

Summary

The BMW 6 Series offers a range of models that deliver fine grand touring luxury and performance. The 640i Gran Coupe offers the best value. The 650i Gran Coupe is an excellent choice for the busy executive, delivering fantastic performance. A 650i Convertible features open-air luxury. Sportiest is an M6 Coupe, and optional ceramic brakes make it the best choice for a day of lapping at the race track. Drivers who have longed for a high-performance M version of the 7 Series sedan should check out the M6 Gran Coupe because it works well as a high-performance luxury sedan. The xDrive models bring winter capability with all-wheel drive; be sure to shod them with winter tires.

NewCarTestDrive.com Mitch McCullough reported on the M6 Gran Coupe from the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas; with Sam Moses reporting on the 640i Coupe from Northern California, 640i Gran Coupe from the Pacific Northwest, M6 Convertible from central California; Laura Burstein reporting on the 650i Coupe from Northern California; Ted West reporting on the 650i Convertible from upstate New York.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:BMW 640i Coupe ($74,900), 640i Gran Coupe ($77,100), 640i Convertible ($82,400); 640i xDrive Coupe ($77,900), 640i xDrive Gran Coupe ($80,100), 640i xDrive Convertible ($85,400); 650i Coupe ($86,200), 650i xDrive Coupe ($89,200), 650i Gran Coupe ($88,400), 650i xDrive Gran Coupe ($91,400), 650i Convertible ($93,700), 650i xDrive Convertible ($96,700); M6 Coupe ($106,100), M6 Convertible ($113,100)
Engines:4.4-liter twin turbo V8
Transmissions:7-speed twin clutch
Safety equipment (standard):frontal airbags, head-thorax side airbags integrated into the seat frame, active head restraints in front seats, active knee protection, front safety belts with automatic pretensioners, LATCH child-restraint system, automatic disconnect of fuel pump, starter and alternator in an accident with activation of hazard lights, interior lights and door unlock, BMW Assist eCall with SOS button and automatic collision notification, rearview camera, adaptive brake lights, Dynamic Stability Control, ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, Start-off Assistant, automatic Brake Drying, tire pressure monitor, rearview camera
Safety equipment (optional):Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System, Active Blind Spot Detection; all-wheel drive
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Dingolfing, Germany
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):BMW 640i Gran Coupe ($76,000)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto start-stop function, moonroof, rearview camera, Xenon headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, dynamic damper control, split fold-down rear seats, adaptive light control, dynamic cruise control, LED foglamps, navigation system, Bluetooth, HD radio, full power
Options as tested (MSPR):none
Destination charge:$895
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$76895
Layout:rear-wheel drive
Engine:3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):315 @ 5800
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):330 @ 1400-4500
Transmission:8-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:20/30 mpg
Wheelbase:116.9 in.
Length/width/height:197.2/74.6/54.8 in.
Track, f/r:63.0/65.8 in.
Turning circle:39.2 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.6/na/42.1 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.0/na/35.3 in.
Cargo volume:13.0 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent
Suspension, r:independent, multi-link
Ground clearance:5.0 in.
Curb weigth:4190 lbs.
Tires:P245/45R18
Brakes, f/r:vented discs with ABS
Fuel capacity:18.5 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of September 9, 2013.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-831-1117 - www.bmwusa.com