The potential competitor for Audi’s A7 was spotted testing on Delhi roads recently. First came the convertible and then the coupe and now BMW has all plans to launch the 6-Series Gran Coupe in India. The test mule spotted is the very first four-door coupe from the Bavarian luxury car maker. The Gran Coupe shares its looks with that of the earlier launched coupe, however, the rear doors have now been accommodated by a longer roofline which runs downwards and blends with the boot. The wheel-base is 113 mm longer than that of the BMW 6-Series Coupe, thus offering increased legroom for rear-seat passengers.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission will power the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe. The six-cylinder petrol engine will be the heart of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe which produces a peak power of 320 HP. On the other hand, the standard six-cylinder diesel engine will power the BMW 640d Gran Coupe which has a power output of 313 HP. The latest addition is the V8 petrol engine which will be the powerhouse for the BMW 650i Gran Coupe. It produces a peak power output of 450 HP. The V8 engine uses two turbochargers, a direct high-precision injection and the fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control system.
The BMW 650i Gran Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.6 seconds and has a fuel economy of approximately 11.5 km/l. Both the BMW 640i Gran Coupe and 640d Gran Coupe cover the 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, however the former has a fuel efficiency of 13 km/l and the latter gives 18 km/l (under ideal test conditions). A lot many technologically advanced features are seen on-board which include the BMW Head-Up display with full-color graphics, parking assistant, Surround View, Active Cruise Control with the Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning System, Speed Limit Info, High-Beam Assistant and BMW Night Vision with pedestrian warning.
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