Twin-turbo diesel power and grown-up yet sporty looks make the 6 Gran Coupé the ultimate continent-devouring tourer
BMW’s sporty sedans might hog all the limelight, but the wizards back in Bavaria certainly make some absolutely gorgeous coupés. Take the new 6-Series Gran Coupé, for example. Now launched in India, this grand tourer packs in locomotive levels of diesel highway grunt in a sleek, elegant body that you could just gaze at.
A 313hp twin-turbo diesel means fun with a capital F
It’s a ‘Gran Coupé’. Something that’s supposed to take you from your country home, through rutted country tracks, across autobahns, and over scenic mountain roads, straight to that hot new club in the south of France. And do so effortlessly, at speeds the local plod would look on askance. And that’s where the Gran Coupé’s TwinPower turbodiesel comes in. Figures of 313hp and 630Nm, combined with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with paddle shifters, should make it rather adept at chewing up the miles. Then there’s the Driving Experience Control and Dynamic Damper Control to make sure your smile’s just as wide, whether you’re in gridlocked traffic or tearing across broken blacktop.
It’s also enough to keep you comfy on that drive across Europe
That’s the grunt taken care of, but the luxury aspect’s not ignored either. BMW’s fitted in a next-gen iDrive system with a touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional, a full-colour heads-up display and a surround sound Bang & Olufsen audio system. Then there’s the 4-zone climate control, glass sunroof, electric seats, ambient lighting in the cabin and acres of leather. All said, the specs add up to exactly what you’d need to arrive at your destination fresh as a daisy.
The 6-Series Gran Coupé is available in two variants – the 640d Eminence and the 640d Design Pure Experience, with prices starting at ₹1.15 crore – and with 10 paintwork options.
The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupé is a straightforward answer to a simple need – the ability to drive a thousand miles in utter comfort. And those gorgeous looks? The icing on a very tasty cake...