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    Thread: Insideline: 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe Full Test

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      06-08-2012 01:13 PM #1







      Vehicle Tested:
      2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe
      Price as Tested:
      $103,245
      Engine:
      Turbocharged, direct-injected, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder
      Gearbox:
      Eight-speed automatic
      Power:
      315 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 330 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm
      0-60 mph:
      5.7 seconds
      Fuel Mileage:
      20 city/30 highway/24 combined mpg (estimated)
      What Works:
      Gorgeous design; strong brakes; drives like a smaller car on twisty back roads.
      What Needs Work:
      Lazy throttle response; optional active steering complicates the act of steering the car; more expensive than its direct competitors.
      Bottom Line:
      This is the best-looking BMW in years. On the road, though, the 640i Gran Coupe is all brains and no heart, with overbearing electronics and so-so engine performance.
      Full Test:
      http://www.insideline.com/bmw/6-seri...full-test.html

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      06-08-2012 01:19 PM #2
      I'm too lazy to look this up, but how much bigger than a 5 series and how much smaller than a 7 series is this? It's seems rather pointless to offer a 4 door 6 series. Other than that, I actually like the design.

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      06-08-2012 01:19 PM #3
      100K for a 6 series? insane how they price these things

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      06-08-2012 01:20 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ChristpherWa1ken View Post
      I'm too lazy to look this up, but how much bigger than a 5 series and how much smaller than a 7 series is this? It's seems rather pointless to offer a 4 door 6 series. Other than that, I actually like the design.

      5 series is significantly larger than its predecessor. the 7 series is all new recently redesigned. the 6 GC is more for the younger crowd that can afford a 7 but don't want to look like old fuddy duddys in them

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      06-08-2012 01:21 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dieselraver View Post
      100K for a 6 series? insane how they price these things
      Agreed... I can't believe that car is more expensive than this:
      http://www.mercedesbenzoftysonscorne...w-8638799.html

    6. 06-08-2012 01:35 PM #6
      and why would I want to get this ????

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      06-08-2012 01:41 PM #7
      This thing looks so damn good, but $100k is preposterous.

      I wish BMW used this for the normal 5-Series instead.

    8. 06-08-2012 01:43 PM #8
      Nice car, ridiculous price.


      Why would anyone choose this over an M5? and why is it priced at nearly twice a 535i which is basically the same car?

    9. 06-08-2012 01:43 PM #9
      I think it looks beautiful.

      That being said, at $100k, I'd expect more than the same motor in a 335i. Yes, it's a great powerplant, but that's some serious money. I imagine they will have a 650i or m6 version but how much will those cost?

      Kev

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      06-08-2012 01:46 PM #10
      Here's a fully optioned car



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      06-08-2012 01:46 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      Nice car, ridiculous price.


      Why would anyone choose this over an M5? and why is it priced at nearly twice a 535i which is basically the same car?
      Some people will spend more for a prettier car. I guess if you've got $100k to buy a sedan errr coupe, they don't get much prettier than this.

      Also, without a doubt this thing has enormous profit built in so even if BMW put cash on the hood BMW will still make a ton on these things.

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      06-08-2012 01:46 PM #12
      The LOL pricing is LOL.

      To put it in context, Audi A7 3.0T is about $25k cheaper similarly equipped. And for $105k, you can go home in a CLS63.

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      06-08-2012 01:49 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      The LOL pricing is LOL.

      To put it in context, Audi A7 3.0T is about $25k cheaper similarly equipped. And for $105k, you can go home in a CLS63.
      This, and the A7 has nailed the 'tweener' formula.

      I love BMW, but they really need to re-think their pricing/marketing, as well as these tweener models.

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      06-08-2012 01:53 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      This, and the A7 has nailed the 'tweener' formula.

      I love BMW, but they really need to re-think their pricing/marketing, as well as these tweener models.
      The problem being the rear of the A7 is probably the ugliest thing on the road. The front is ok, but the rear is abysmal.

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      06-08-2012 01:59 PM #15
      The rear styling of the A7/S7 is really growing on me.. I'd rather have this for $85K







      Last edited by EKaru; 06-08-2012 at 02:07 PM.

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      06-08-2012 02:00 PM #16
      BMW needs to get back on their steering and throttle tip-in game pronto.
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      06-08-2012 02:06 PM #17
      Yeah. I'd get a CLS63 (I could only wish) or an S7 before this. But I guess I'm not the target market so who cares.
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      in 2038 you will have the ability to think of a car, then your body will actually turn into a car, then you will die in an accident.

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      06-08-2012 02:10 PM #18
      100k for a 315hp V6 turbo sedan!!?? On the other hand, a new M5 is 90K start.
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      06-08-2012 02:11 PM #19
      Good to see BMW's naming convention is getting as bad as their pricing. I'd take a CLS, S7, XFR, etc well before shell $100k for this.
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      06-08-2012 02:13 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by inside line
      while the Panamera is some kind of alien at 68.4 mph.

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      06-08-2012 02:16 PM #21
      The new 6-series GC is priced alongside the Panamera... I guess BMW intends this car to be a more upscale vehicle compared to the A7 and CLS.

    22. 06-08-2012 02:20 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by EKaru View Post
      The new 6-series GC is priced alongside the Panamera... I guess BMW intends this car to be a more upscale vehicle compared to the A7 and CLS.
      They can intend all they want but for $110,000, your average buyer would probably factor in the CLS and A7.

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      06-08-2012 02:21 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      The problem being the rear of the A7 is probably the ugliest thing on the road. The front is ok, but the rear is abysmal.
      I completely disagree, but I'm willing to chalk it up to preference. I think it's one of the best-looking cars on the road.

      The CLS AMG is pretty and insanely fast, but not my cup of tea. The A7 is a much more sensible car with a much more inviting interior...love the hatchback too. The A7 has more cargo room than a BMW X5 with the 3rd row of seats up. Food for thought...

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      06-08-2012 02:28 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by juventuss View Post
      They can intend all they want but for $110,000, your average buyer would probably factor in the CLS and A7.
      You're right.. The CLS550 starts at $71,300 and for that you get a twin turbocharged V8. If you want a V8 in the BMW, then the 650i GC starts at $87,395, which is absurd.

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      06-08-2012 02:29 PM #25
      $100,000 BMW and 0-60 in 5.7 seconds?

      The more I think about BMW's latest offerings, the more disappointed I am in them. Mercedes, Audi, Infiniti, Lexus and others are getting a golden opportunity to grab market share from them.
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      06-08-2012 02:32 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      The CLS AMG is pretty and insanely fast, but not my cup of tea. The A7 is a much more sensible car with a much more inviting interior...love the hatchback too. The A7 has more cargo room than a BMW X5 with the 3rd row of seats up. Food for thought...
      Did you mean to say with the 3rd row folded? Because otherwise that's not big accomplishment.

      Quote Originally Posted by DamienR8 View Post
      in 2038 you will have the ability to think of a car, then your body will actually turn into a car, then you will die in an accident.

    27. 06-08-2012 02:33 PM #27
      They use the same engine in a 3-series that is 65k cheaper... what are they thinking
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      06-08-2012 02:36 PM #28
      Here's how the competition compares



      http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...quattro-page-3

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      06-08-2012 02:42 PM #29
      And a Motor Trend test of the same cars plus Jag XJ:

      Quote Originally Posted by Motor Trend
      " Mercedes-Benz's win is more of a TKO than an outright knockout "

      First Place: Mercedes-Benz CLS550
      This stealth athlete has no major flaws, which in this sort of test might actually be a flaw. A superb all-rounder.

      Second Place: Audi A7
      Mysteriously great performance, the beauty of quattro, and the most impressive wood this side of a Sequoia forest..

      Third Place: Jaguar XJ
      Prettiest car by a mile, though the least sporty to drive. Possesses an X factor, but appears to missing a few letters up front.

      Performance specs: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...#ixzz1xDzpMpj5

      I believe they punished the A7 more due to its ride quality.
      Quote Originally Posted by DamienR8 View Post
      in 2038 you will have the ability to think of a car, then your body will actually turn into a car, then you will die in an accident.

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      06-08-2012 02:46 PM #30
      4 door coupe.....

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      06-08-2012 02:56 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      4 door coupe.....
      How else would you differentiate the A7, CLS, and GC from the A6, E-class, and 5-series?

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      06-08-2012 03:30 PM #32
      This is the best-looking BMW in years. On the road, though, the 640i Gran Coupe is all brains and no heart, with overbearing electronics and so-so engine performance.
      This is the best-looking BMW in years. On the road, though, the 640i Gran Coupe is all brains and no heart, with overbearing electronics and so-so engine performance.
      This is the best-looking BMW in years.
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      06-08-2012 03:48 PM #33
      One of the best looking Bimmers to ever come out of the factory.

      Looks better than the CLS and A7 too. That price is just too unfortunate.

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      06-08-2012 03:55 PM #34
      Stunning car, but the price is stupid. I get they want to go against the Panamera, but there really isnt anything substantially different from this and a 5 series to demand that price.

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      06-08-2012 03:57 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by EKaru View Post
      Here's a fully optioned car


      Kick rocks!

      That is one outrageously overpriced car.

      I can get 2 GT500s for that much, pass!

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