Tag: 640

By on November 8, 2012

What do you get when you add two doors to a 6-Series coupé? Last year the answer was: a 7-Series. Of course that was last year, now BMW has an all-new answer: the Gran Coupe. Of course, calling your latest sexy sedan a “coupé” is nothing new (Mercedes has done it since 2004), what is new is the process by which this “coupé” arrived. Normally manufacturers introduce a new sedan, then within a year they delete two doors, lop off some trunk, give it a sporty grille and launch it as a coupé and convertible. The 6-Series Gran Coupe (GC) on the other hand is what happens when you take a an expensive coupé and add doors. In BMW speak, this process created a four-door coupé. Confused yet? Allow me to explain: apparently all you have to do to create a coupé is remove the sashes from the windows. (This means that Subaru buyers have driven coupés all these years and didn’t know it.) Can the sexy 6-Series beat Mercedes at their own CLS game? Let’s find out.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • stuki: As long as it’s mainly sprung weight (wheels/suspension components kept light), a bit of weight brace...
  • stuki: Outside of areas like garment manufacturing, US line workers no longer takes home more real money than even...
  • agent534: The 2.7 ecoboost is leagues more reliable than the 3.5l with its cam phazer issues. The 3.0 is from the...
  • agent534: Its Bronco sport the Maverick is edging out. Same truck as the Bronco Sport, but with a longer wheelbase, a...
  • BobinPgh: And don’t forget Attends, especially for women.

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber