Best of 2013 Awards: Coolest 4-Door – BMW 640i GranCoupe

Until the new M4 arrives, the BMW 6-series Gran Coupe is by far my favorite current BMW.

While all brands like to tout their new cars as longer, lower and wider than before: usually the changes are fractions of an inch (or some other meaningless millimeter measurements!).

The 640i GC is a full three inches lower than the 5-series, rocks almost a 117-inch wheelbase, and looks wider than a Hummer H1 on the highway.

The whole car is designed to emphasize width, power and stance from all angles.

The glasshouse is far more inward of the car’s shoulder-line than any previous BMW sedan, and a full-width LED light bar sits just above the rear glass.

The 6-series GC is so handsome, it even makes the two-door 6-series look a bit silly.

BMW Individual can really glam up this already-lux cabin with woven leather accents and virtually all the coolest materials, woods and other high-brow interior accents.

BMW 650i xDrive GranCoupe – BMW Individual Interior Gallery

Tech is second to none, and this $78,000 baller of a four-door sedan packs huge turbo overboost – hitting 60-mph in less than 5.0 seconds even without a brake-torque launch.

Just slam the throttle down, and this N55HP inline-six shoves the 640i and your three best pals to 155-mph without breaking a sweat.

The 650i is even more of a rocketship, with xDrive AWD available even with the car’s low-slung ride height.

BMW 6-series GranCoupe – Exterior Gallery 1

BMW 6-series GranCoupe – Exterior Gallery 2

BMW 6-series GranCoupe – Interior Gallery

Official Options details below.
BMW 640i Gran Coupe: Packages and options to suit individual tastes

There are a number of packages that make it possible to tailor the 640i Gran Coupe to individual tastes.

Driver Assistance Package – $3,700

• Lane Departure Warning
• Active Blind Spot Detection
• Side and Top View Cameras
• Parking Assistant
• Head-up Display

Luxury Seating Package – $3,600

• Power rear sunshade with manual rear side window shades
• Ventilated front seats
• Active multi-contour front seats
• 4-zone climate control

M Sport Package – $4,200

• 19-inch M double-spoke wheels with performance tires
           o 20-inch M double-spoke wheel upgrade ($1,300)
• M steering wheel
• M aerodynamic kit
• Anthracite alcantara headliner
• Increased top-speed limiter to 155 mph (250 km/h)

Cold Weather Package – $1,000

• Heated front and rear seats
• Heated steering wheel
• Ski-bag

BMW Individual Composition – $8,300

• 19-inch BMW Individual V-spoke light alloy wheels

          o 20-inch BMW Individual V-spoke light alloy wheel upgrade ($1,300)

• Full LED headlights

• Shadowline trim
• Alcantara headliner in anthracite or upholstery color
• Individual door-sill finishers
• Individual trim in Piano Black, Dark Red Sycamore or White Ash Grain wood trim
• Full Merino Leather upholstery in Platinum/Black, Opal White, Amaro Brown or Champagne
  Opal White/Amaro Brown Merino Leather also available
• Individual exterior paint finishes available as an upgrade ($1,800)
           o Citrin Black Metallic, Ruby Black Metallic, Moonstone Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic
• Frozen Bronze metallic exterior available ($3,500)

Premium Sound Package – $950

• Premium sound system
• SiriusXM satellite radio with 1-year subscription

There are also a number of individual options available to further tailor the 640i Gran Coupe:
• Active Roll Stabilization – $2,500
• 19-inch V-spoke wheels with performance tires – $1,300
• Integral Active Steering – $1,700
• Power rear sunshade – $1,000
           o with manual rear side window shades
           o included in Luxury Seating Package
• Instrument panel with leather finish – $3,000
• Heated front seats – $500
           o Included in Cold Weather Package
• Ceramic Controls – $650
• Full LED Headlights – $1,900
           o Included with BMW Individual Composition
• Active Cruise Control – $2,400
• Head-up Display – $1,300
           o Included in Driver Assistance Package
• Bang & Olufsen Sound System – $3,700
           o Requires Premium Sound Package
• BMW Apps – $650
• Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection – $2,600
• Dark Red Sycamore Wood interior trim – $1,080
          o No charge with BMW Individual Composition
• Piano Black interior trim – $1,080
          o No charge with BMW Individual Composition
• White Ash Grain Wood interior trim – $1,080
          o No charge with BMW Individual Composition
• Wood inlay steering wheel – $800

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He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.

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