BMW now offers the new 6 Series Coupe in the UK. This is the third generation since the 6 Series are available on the market. It features a sweeping coupe roofline while the long bonnet, short over-hangs, set-back passenger compartment with Hofmeister kink, long wheelbase and flat waistline embody the typical proportions of a BMW coupé more than any other model.

Usually, the 6er are offered with big petrol engines, but the new 640d Coupe boasts nice six-cylinder diesel engine with a hefty 313PS (230 kW) and 630Nm (467 lb-ft) of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). It also boasts incredible 51.4 mpg and 145 g/km of CO2.

There are two petrol engines – 650i and 640i.

The bigger is 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 with whopping 407PS (300 kW) and 600Nm (444 lb-ft). 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), electronically limited. The fuel consumption is not very good – 26.6 mpg and emissions of 246 g/km of CO2.

The smaller petrol is six-cylinder turbocharged direct injected engine with VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control. The results are awesome – 320PS and 450Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It returns up to 36.2 mpg and 181 g/km of CO2.

Model Power Hp Torque   Nm 0 – 62mph Seconds Top Speed Mph Combined Mpg CO2 Emissions g/km
BMW 650i Coupé 407 600 4.9 155 26.6 246
BMW 640i Coupé 320 450 5.4 155 36.2 181
BMW 640d  Coupé 313 630 5.5 155 51.4 145

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe Engine

All models are fitted with an 8-speed ZF Sport automatic gearbox. Its wide range of ratios offer a perfect balance of muscular, sprinting performance, refined high speed cruising and low speed efficiency.

The standard specification includes 18" light alloy wheels for 640i/d, while the 650i Coupe comes as standard with a 19­inch light alloy wheel. All derivatives feature Dakota leather upholstery, eight­-speed Sport automatic transmission, electric seat adjustment with memory, BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, Xenon headlights, LED front fog lights and front and rear Park Distance Control to name but a few of the standard specification highlights.

The BMW 6 Series Coupe is now available in M Sport specification. The M Sport package adds the M aerodynamic body-styling package, 19­inch M light alloy wheels, dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, High-­gloss Shadowline exterior trim and black brake callipers.

Inside Anthracite headlining, Aluminium Hexagon trim, Sport seats and M Sport multi­function leather rimmed steering wheel are fitted.

At the same time as M Sport and the 640d derivative come to the UK for the Coupé, the 6 Series Convertible can now also be specified with M Sport.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe Interior

Optional equipment:

Includes Surround­-view, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Parking Assist, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Speed Limit Display and, still unique in the segment, Head­-up Display.

Pricing:

Model Price OTR
BMW 650i SE Coupe £67 340
BMW 650i M Sport Coupe £71 840
BMW 640i SE Coupe £59 565
BMW 640i M Sport Coupe £64 230
BMW 640d SE Coupe £62 080
BMW 640d Coupe M Sport £66 745

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Source: BMW