BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (F06) Design Process

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Assembled in Dingolfing, Germany. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe was unveiled in 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It is a four-door saloon to provide a rival to the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS.Initially shown as the Gran Coupe Concept in 2010, which was based on the 2007 CS Concept, the Gran Coupe is available in 640i, 640d and 650i models. Driving dynamics, smooth performance and efficiency are the hallmarks of the TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe. Furthermore, the BMW 650i Gran Coupe will be the first model offered with a new and more efficient V8 engine that delivers an impressive 330 kW/450 hp. This engine, just like the six-cylinder power units in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe and the BMW 640d Gran Coupe, is offered as standard in conjunction with an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission and proven BMW EfficientDynamics technology. The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe stand for sportiness with efficiency. The straight 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe delivers 235 kW/320 hp, and the straight 6-cylinder diesel in the BMW 640d Gran Coupe has a performance rating of 230 kW/313 hp. In the third quarter of 2012, a third engine will be added to the series, namely the V8 petrol engine in the BMW 650i Gran Coupe with 330 kW/450 hp, also available with BMW xDrive four-wheel drive technology. The new-generation BMW V8 engine features TwinPower Turbo technology using two turbochargers, plus direct High-Precision Injection and the fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control system.
The BMW 650i Gran Coupe, just like both 6-cylinder models, is equipped with an eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, the Auto Start Stop function and the Driving Experience button including ECO PRO Mode, and it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds with an average fuel consumption ranging from 8.6 to 8.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The acceleration of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe is 5.4 seconds, and it has an average fuel consumption of 7.7 to 7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The BMW 640d Gran Coupe can also sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and fuel consumption ranges from 5.5 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (figures according to the EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre format).

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