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2013 BMW 6-series Gran Coupe preview (photos)

BMW released details and photos of a new, four-door version of its 6-series. The 6-series Gran Coupe is intended to give buyers a sportier car than the 7-series, but still offering room for four passengers.

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The 6-series has been BMW's big sport coupe, sitting in the lineup between the 5-series and 7-series. Next year, BMW will sell what it calls a Gran Coupe version of the 6-series, with two rear doors allowing easier access to the rear seat.
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BMW will make all of its latest technology available on the 6-series Gran Coupe, including LED headlights that project in the direction the front wheels are turned.
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The 6-series Gran Coupe cuts a more svelte profile than the 7-series, which maintains a more traditional sedan style.
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BMW has managed to make the trunk lid look more integrated with the car on the new generation of the 6-series, but it still does not have quite the panache of the original 633 and 635.
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Rather than a hatchback, as cars such as the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera use, the 6-series Gran Coupe sticks with a traditional trunk.
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The first model available will be the 640i Gran Coupe, with BMW's excellent direct injection, twin scroll turbocharged 3-liter inline six-cylinder engine, tweaked for more horsepower than the current incarnation. Later, BMW will introduce the 650i Gran Coupe, which will get a twin turbocharged direct-injection V-8.
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This shot of the cabin shows a high degree of luxury in the 6-series Gran Coupe.
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BMW calls the seating configuration 4+1, the "1" referring to the unlucky person who rides the hump in the middle of the rear seat.
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BMW will offer its new full color head-up display in the 6-series Gran Coupe, along with its adaptive suspension and other driving dynamics technology.
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The head unit electronics represent the latest technology in BMW's arsenal, including its connected features. Navigation will likely be standard on the 6-series Gran Coupe, as deleting the LCD would leave an odd hole in the dashboard design.
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A premium Bang & Olufsen audio system is available for the 6-series Gran Coupe, using the pictured acoustic lens to spread treble notes through the cabin.

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