The 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe will be the first Gran Coupe model to go on sale. It will be joined by the 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive 2013 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe later this summer. The 640i is powered by a 315-horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine producing 330 lb-ft of torque; a 445-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine cranking out 480 lb-ft powers the 650i models. Both engines will be backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW claims the rear-drive 650i will hit 62 mph (100 km) in 4.6 seconds and the all-whee-drive 650i xDrive will get to 62 mph a tenth of a second sooner.
Although late to the party, BMW will finally join the four-door coupe craze (originated by the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class which launched in 2004 and was redesigned for the 2010 model year) with the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Sport. The Bavarian automaker is calling it a four-door, “4+1” passenger coupe.
The 2013 BMW Gran Coupe will make its world debut at the Geneva International Auto Show in March. BMW plans to preview the North American version in early March at the Concours d’Elegance in Amelia Island, Florida ahead of its official North American premiere at the New York International Auto Show in April.
The automaker will announce pricing of the V-8 models closer to their late summer launch.