When the Mercedes CLS was introduced, it was a hate it or love it design. At first I hated the design and didn’t think it was necessary to have a coupe design with 4 doors. There was barely any head room for the rear passengers and the rear window was too small. My opinion changed when the CLS 63 was introduced to the market. There and then I saw that there was a market for a 4 door coupe.
Audi, VW, and Porsche jumped on the bandwagon a few years too late but Mercedes proved that there is a market for that type of vehicle.
Now BMW has also decided that they need a market share of the 4 door coupe segment. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Sport Coupe is a new addition to the long awaited BMW family. Introduced as the 2013 model, the BMW 6 Series Gran Sport Coupe gets an additional 4.4 inches in length. The extra few inches help the rear passengers in a great way.
The first of the Gran Sport will be available in the 640i trim. This trim will carry the BMW N55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six engine. Power output for the N55 is 315 hp and 330 pound-feet of torque. Not long after the 650i Gran Sport will be introduced and boast a twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 engine. Power output for the V8 is rated at 445 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. The 650i Gran Sport will be available in rear wheel drive or X-drive all wheel drive. Both engines are powered with BMW’s ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
BMW states the longer 6 Series Gran Sport has a 4+1 seating, which we all know means 2 small adults in the back and maybe a child, with no baby seat. Looking at the pictures, the Gran Sport’s interior features the same luxurious details and gadgets as the 2 door coupe, if not more.
No pricing as of yet and the official reveal might be at the Geneva Auto Show in March.