Twice as many doors and more usable back seats for just $3,000? Sounds like a bargain--if you're a fan of the look. If you're not, there's always the 5-Series and 7-Series sedans, which essentially bracket the 6er Gran Coupe's price.
Initial sales will start with the 640i model early this summer. The 40i in the name refers to the turbocharged N55 inline six-cylinder rated at 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Later in the summer 650i and 650i xDrive models will follow, powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
While the six-cylinder model produces about the same power as the standard 640i Coupe, the V-8 Gran Coupes get a significant bump of 45 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque over their two-door counterparts, offering a little more thrust to match its increased size.
The 6-Series Gran Coupe will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, followed by its first showing in North America at the New York Auto Show.