Full Test:Vehicle Tested:
2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe
Price as Tested:
Turbocharged, direct-injected, 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder
315 hp @ 5,800 rpm, 330 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm
20 city/30 highway/24 combined mpg (estimated)
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.
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.