All-new BMW 640i Gran Coupe comes with hefty price tag
BMW has announced the sticker price of their most recent 6 Series addition, the 2013 640i Gran Coupe. The all-new 640i will retail for $76,895 (including $895 destination and handling charge) when it hits showrooms this summer.
The upcoming 640i features a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which can produce up to 315-horsepower and a peak torque of 330 lb-ft. All told, the 640i can go from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and touts a top speed of 155 mph.
The first of the all-new 6 Series to be released, the 640i will be followed by 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel-drive 650i xDrive Gran Coupe. The 650i model will be powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, which pounds out an estimated 445-horsepower. Like the 640i, the 650i has a top speed of 155 mpg, but can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds. Pricing for these vehicles will be announced closer to their respective release dates.
BMW's 640i Gran Coupe includes 4+1 seating, which means that two full size adults and a child can fit in the backseat. The third rear passenger has to sit on an odd center hump, but it's still an improvement over the previous 6 Series 2+2 vehicle. The 2013 640i is also 4.4-inches longer than previous models, which gives rear passengers some added comfort.
Aside from practical seating improvements, the 640i also features several clever technological innovations. The all-new model will contain the iDrive navigation system, multi-contoured and ventilated driver seat and a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system.
As for safety options, the new 640i features regenerative breaking, active roll stabilization, damper control system and speed sensitive steering. Other driver conveniences include rear-view camera with sonar capability, Surround View, Parking Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Active Blind Spot Detection. Like the previous 6 Series, the 640i also contains optional Adaptive LED Headlights. Both low and high beams are LED and adjusts based on steering angle.
Look for the forthcoming 640i when it makes its world debut at the Geneva International Auto Show in March and its North American premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April. The all-new 640i will also be previewed at the Amelia Island 2012 Concours d'Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida from March 9-11.
Stay tuned for more vehicle specification updates and pricing for other 6 Series models in the upcoming weeks.