BMW designed the 6-series Gran Coupe to expand the buyer base for the 6-series, which only had been sold as a two-door coupe previously. The Gran Coupe retains the styling of the 6-series coupe yet adds easy accessibility and legroom to the rear seats. Read full review
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BMW did an excellent job styling the 6-series for its most recent update. The hood drops down to the grille, making the front of the car look low to the ground. Read full review
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Under the hood of the 640i Gran Coupe is BMW's 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine, making 320 horsepower with the help of direct injection and a turbocharger. Read full review
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The Gran Coupe looks long and low. The roofline drops off before the trunk lip, an interesting choice given how competitors are designing near hatchback sedans. Read full review
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These 20-inch wheels are an upgrade over the standard 19s. Read full review
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The trunk is surprisingly large, with a lot of length. Read full review
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This model came equipped with optional multicontour front seats that include a massage function. Read full review
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Although the 640i Gran Coupe is based on a two-door model, the rear seats offer a good amount of legroom. Read full review
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BMW puts the Gran Coupe badge on a panel just inside the rear window. Read full review
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Navigation comes standard in the 640i Gran Coupe, but many other features, such as apps connectivity, are optional. Read full review
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4.5 stars
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BMW uses a new electric power steering system, which helps the car achieve better fuel economy. Read full review
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Unlike other automakers, BMW does not place screens for entertainment or the phone system on the instrument cluster. Read full review
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The eight-speed automatic transmission is standard in the 640i Gran Coupe. To the right of the shifter are buttons that put the car into Sport or Comfort modes. Read full review
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Paddle shifters on the steering wheel allow quick sequential manual shifting. Read full review
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Eco Pro is one of five driving modes offered by the 640i Gran Coupe. This mode optimizes fuel economy. Read full review
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4.5 stars
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The head-up display shows vehicle speed and route guidance on the windshield. Read full review
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Icons on the mirror casings show when it is not safe to change lanes. Read full review
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The rear-view camera peeps out from behind the badge. Read full review
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BMW's rear-view camera shows distance and trajectory lines. Read full review
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A split-view front camera helps when nosing out of a blind corner or driveway. Read full review
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The iDrive controller manipulates all onscreen content. Read full review
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The main menu in the iDrive interface includes the ConnectDrive as a recent addition, which leads to app connectivity features. Read full review
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ConnectedDrive includes Facebook and Twitter updates. Read full review
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One really cool connected feature is the Wiki Tourguide, which finds nearby locations with Wikipedia pages. Read full review
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The Twitter feed not only shows updates, but the poster's photo. Read full review
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The navigation system shows 3D rendered buildings in downtown urban areas. Read full review
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4.5 stars
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Zoomed out to the 1-mile scale, the navigation system shows satellite imagery. Read full review
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BMW includes traffic data in its navigation system. Read full review
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BMW includes a Google search feature integrated with the navigation system, but this feature works through BMW's telematics service, not the ConnectedDrive app. Read full review
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The 640i Gran Coupe includes space for music on an internal hard drive, as well as connectivity to a driver's digital devices. Read full review
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This interface has always been a poor way to browse a music library, but BMW has added a feature called Browse Directory, which lets you more easily find music on a USB drive or other connected device. Read full review
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The playback screen shows album art if it is available. Read full review
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Among the broadcast audio sources, BMW now includes Web radio, a feature of its ConnectedDrive apps. Read full review
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The Web radio feature brings in Internet-based stations from all over the world. Read full review
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The Bang & Olufsen audio upgrade is worth the price, as it includes more detailed adjustments to sound through a seven-band graphic equalizer. Read full review
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The Bang & Olufsen audio system brings in 16 speakers and 1,200 watts of amplification, not to mention stylish metal speaker grilles. Read full review
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The Bluetooth phone system includes a messaging feature, which works with BlackBerrys and a few other phones. Read full review
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The Vehicle Info section of iDrive shows useful features, such as an online manual. Read full review
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