LAUNCH The the 6-series Gran Coupe
BMW’s 6-series range has got an addition in form of the Gran Coupe priced at Rs. 86.40 lakh, ex-showroom India. Of course, this latest offering from the carmaker is targeted at those customers who place more emphasis on style and flair than practicality.
There’s been no change in the motor and the Gran Coupe comes powered by the same 3.0-litre, twin-turbo, six-cylinder diesel, as in the 6-series coupe. Making 309bhp and 64.3kgm of torque, the motor comes mated to the standard eight-speed, torque-converter automatic gearbox. Flat out, the Gran Coupe will hit 100kph in a claimed 5.4sec.
Even in terms of appearance, the Gran Coupe is similar to the 6-series coupe and convertible from its forward-leaning kidney grille through to the upper trailing edge of its windscreen. However, it adopts a longer and flatter roof structure, substantial B-pillars and two conventionally front-hinged rear doors. To help provide the Gran Coupe with an added touch of coupe-like style, all four doors are frameless.
Despite its stylistic links to the two-door 6-series, the Gran Coupe rides on an altered platform with a 113mm longer wheelbase (2968mm). The interiors are beautifully built and material quality is top-notch. The dash however, is a carryover from the 6-series coupe.