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By any other measure, this car is a sedan/four-door hatchback version of the 6 Series coupe, but BMW prefers its own terminology, thus dubbing this the 6 Series Gran Coupe. It shares the coupe’s name and basic look, but is a bigger car, stretching longer tip to tail, and allowing occupants to stretch out a little more thanks to a longer wheelbase.

The Gran Coupe also differs in that it starts out with a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine in 640i xDrive trim, making 315 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, before moving up to a 650i xDrive model that shares the coupe/convertible’s 4.4L V8, with the same 445 hp/479 lb-ft output. Both engines come bundled with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Finally, an M6 version uses the same engine, but tuned for 552 hp and 500 lb-ft, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (which can be optioned to a six-speed manual at no cost) and rear-drive.

640i and 650i xDrive models come standard with 19-inch wheels, adaptive Xenon headlights, LED foglights, electric parking brake with auto-hold, heated windshield washers, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure warning, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, intelligent keyless entry, antracite roofliner, dynamic cruise control, heated steering wheel, power tilt-and-telescopic steering, leatherette-trimmed upper dash, heated Dakota leather front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, nine-speaker stereo with auxiliary input, USB integration, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 10.2-inch iDrive display, and navigation with voice control.

The M6 is similarly equipped, but gets 20-inch wheels and upgraded brakes.

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