The BMW 640i Gran Coupe

The BMW 640i Gran Coupe may not sell as well as its diesel counterpart, the BMW 640d but it is still a wonderful vehicle that must be reckoned with. Some have even said that the petrol version is indeed more exciting.

3.0 litre engine with Direct Injection

The 3.0 litre six cylinder engine will provide a great deal of power and excitement. To enhance the performance and economic statistics there will be a direct injection system implemented. The eight speed automatic gearbox is mated wonderfully to the engine.

Wonderful sound from the exhaust

Many reviews have raved about the amazing sound of the exhaust once the car really gets going.

Weight increase doesn’t matter

The Gran Coupe weighs 70 KG more than the standard Coupe but that really doesn’t make too much of a difference. It can still accelerate extremely fast with no signs of turbo lag at all.

Different driving modes

The five driving modes available to utilise include:

  • ECO PRO
  • Comfort
  • Comfort+
  • Sport
  • Sport+

Each driving mode delivers its own unique performance from the gearbox, steering, stability system and throttle.

Electromechanical steering

The vehicle includes electromechanical steering. This helps the 640i’s steering to be responsive, agile and accurate.

Refinement

There is a great deal of refinement within the BMW 640i. Wind noise is kept down to a minimal. When there is no traction control, the vehicle is still great fun to drive.

Does the car cost too much?

Owners may be largely paying for the BMW name badge with this one, with the 640i costing a staggering £61,390. That is a tremendous £10,890 more than the Mercedes-Benz CLS 350, which itself is no slow coach, hitting a maximum of 302 BHP. The Audi A7 3.0 TFSI, which many expect great thigs from this year hits a maximum of 296 BHP and costs £13,300 less than the BMW 640i.

Standard equipment

As standard, the equipment list includes leather upholstery, electronic seat adjustment with memory, automatic air conditioning, Xenon headlights, a classy BMW wi-fi system and plenty more.

Optional extras

Active roll bars and integral Active steering really helps to get the most out of the car. These however come as optional extras, making the car even more expensive.  More options include Adaptive LED Headlights and Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround sound.

Would many opt for the BMW 640i Gran Coupe this time round?