2014 BMW 6-Series

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2014 BMW 640i Gran Coupe 19 Front Three Quarter
For customers shopping in the high-end luxury sedan segment, decisions are guided more by aesthetics than rationality. The 2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe has the looks and presence to dazzle just about any practical nay-sayer. When you encounter the BMW 640i Gran Coupe in person—and realize how much you want to be seen with it in public—the concerns about whether this car makes sense fade into the background.
Sure, it’s definitely pricey at $90,000 as tested. Many question whether a stretched-out, four-door version of a two-door version of the BMW 5-series even needs to exist at all. But given that 640i Gran Coupe buyers are looking to make primarily a style statement, it’s money well spent. Our test car came with the $4400 M Sport package. The stunning 19-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, striking body kit, and black exterior trim details are a key part of this BMW’s raison d'etre of turning heads and dropping jaws.
The 2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe extends that mission to its lavish interior. A massive panoramic sunroof helps make the cabin feel bright and airy, further enhancing the experience of the luxurious, rich-colored interior. Every single surface—whether wood-paneled, leather-wrapped, or chrome-trimmed—is expertly assembled and soft to the touch. Compared to that of the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 we recently tested, the fit and finish on the BMW is light years ahead.
Debonair it may be, but the BMW 640i Gran Coupe's driving experience is disproportionately unremarkable. “A car that looks this dramatic should drive the same way,” notes associate web editor Jake Holmes. “Its 315-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 is powerful enough, but the 640i Gran Coupe lacks any real urgency or excitement.”
Staffers agree that the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7 feel more solid and agile while offering similarly decked-out interiors, and the A7 even features a handy rear hatchback. Still, for the style-conscious BMW shopper who wants the distinctiveness of a 6-Series but favors the utility of four doors, the 2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe makes a strange sort of sense.

2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe

Base price $81,025
As tested $89,675
Engine 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6
Power 315 hp @ 5800-6000 rpm
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 1400-4500 rpm
Transmissions 8-speed automatic
Drive 4-wheel
Cargo 16.2/44.7 cu ft (rear seats up/down)
Fuel economy 20/30/24 (city/highway/combined)
2014 BMW 6 Series
2014 BMW 6 Series

New For 2014

A special, limited-edition 6 Series for 2014 is the Frozen Brilliant White Edition convertible. Sounding somewhat like a new offering at Dairy Queen, this is a metallic matte white convertible with black mirrors and grille, black Nappa leather upholstery, and a black convertible top. Its twenty-inch M Sport wheels are black and gray, and its interior wood trim is gray. The M Sport package and executive package are also included. This special edition is available as a 650i or (perhaps more appropriate given the arctic theme) a 650i xDrive. The latter gets the cold weather package in addition to all-wheel drive. In other news, the promised manual transmission and carbon-ceramic brakes finally appear on the M6 options list. Plus, the iDrive system has received yet another update.

Vehicle Summary

Going back more than thirty years, 6 Series BMWs have always been big coupes with classic proportions and substantial performance. With its latest 6 Series models, BMW has expanded that categorization, first by including convertibles and second by stretching the definition of the word “coupe.” With the arrival of the Gran Coupe, the 6 Series is now available as a four-door, albeit one that is more rakishly styled (and less roomy) than a more conventional sedan, such as BMW’s own 5 Series. Big performance is a given here, but it can be taken to a higher plane with the M6, which is available in all three body styles.


The BMW 6 Series comes in three body styles -- two-door coupe, four-door Gran Coupe, and convertible -- and all three are available in three strengths: 640i, 650i, and M6. Both the 640i and the 650i can be had with xDrive all-wheel drive. The 640i uses BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter straight six, here tuned to deliver 315 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The turbo six is not only good for a 0-to-60-mph sprint of 5.3 seconds (640i coupe), it also returns as much as 22/33 mpg city/highway, which is excellent for such a big car. All-wheel drive drags down fuel economy but aids wet-weather traction. The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the 650i amps up performance with 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The 0-to-60 time drops into the mid 4-second range, and fuel economy also drops, to 17/25 mpg (650i coupe). Buyers can choose either an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual in the 640i and the 650i.

At the top of the heap is the M6. Here, the 6 Series personal-luxury coupe/convertible morphs into a serious performance machine. Capping its exterior styling touches is an exposed carbon-fiber roof (which negates the possibility of a sunroof); inside, you’ll find sport bucket seats with more prominent lateral support. The mechanical upgrades start with a 560-hp version of the 4.4-liter V-8 that, when driven in anger, sounds like a stock car and feels almost as fast. It’s mated to a seven-speed M-DCT dual-clutch automatic (or a six-speed manual). Don’t look for AWD -- the M6 is rear-wheel drive only. The M6 gets firmer chassis tuning and the Active M rear differential for even greater cornering ability; note, however, that the ride can be firm.

Know that much of the driving experience here can be customized. Standard driving dynamics control -- on all 6 Series models -- allows drivers to tailor throttle response, steering effort, damper firmness, automatic transmission programming, and stability control threshold, all via easily accessible buttons on the center console. A readout in the instrument cluster lets you keep track of what you’ve selected. This is a car that moves easily from sport to luxe.

You'll like:

  • Ferocious performance
  • Head-turning looks
  • Rich interior

You won't like:

  • Cramped back seat
  • Thirst for premium fuel (M6)
  • Eye-watering price

Key Competitors

  • Audi A7
  • Maserati GranTurismo
  • Mercedes-Benz CL
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
2014 BMW 650i Coupe M Sport Edition Front Three Quarter
A new options package adds more visual accessories and equipment to the 2014 BMW 6 Series. The new M Sport Edition treatment is available for all three 6 Series bodystyles, the two-door coupe and convertible, as well as the four-door Gran Coupe.

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2014 BMW 6-Series Specifications

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3.0L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
315 hp @ 5800rpm
330 ft lb of torque @ 1400rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
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