Underneath the kidney-shaped twin grille, the air intakes are bigger, wider, and bolder than ever, defying that foo-foo name Gran Coupe. The brakes use lightweight floating calipers and vented discs, and they too get the full technology treatment, with Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, Start-off Assistant for hills, Brake Drying function and Brake Fade Compensation. There is a surprising amount of knee room with the driver's seat adjusted for my 5-foot-10 frame, but anyone larger might impose upon the comfort of rear passengers. On even decently paved highways, the ride was somewhat rough — even with the chassis in Comfort mode — and the steering felt vague. The body lines are both bold and simple with a very nice flow up and along the broad hood, over the sloping roofline and down the rear deck. During our usual strenuous driving tests, the brake pads on our demo vehicle did overheat and catch fire, a bit above.
It also sports about 20% better economy. Figuring This Thing Out No matter what version you pick — the six-cylinder 640i or the 4. We prefer to think of it as a four-seater. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be. The seats sit very low and the centre console and dash wraps around you, giving you a definite sports car impression. I suspect that this is in part due to the increase in width, which balanced the additional length. That is coverage for up to a total of 5 years with unlimited miles from the vehicle's original in service date.
We've read one review that says Comfort Plus is mushy, but sometimes mushy is okay too. From the rear, the Gran Coupe still looks low, with its flared wheel arches emphasizing the wide track. And the high-fashion interior is enough to satisfy a pro athlete or gossip magazine celeb. Optional Active Roll Stabilization provides precise and flat cornering. The driver just operates the accelerator and brake while keeping an eye on the area around the car. Folks under 6 feet should have no trouble getting comfortable for even longer hauls. The week I spent with the 650i Gran Coupe started in the Chicago loop, but soon took me around the tip of Lake Michigan for the weekend before returning back to the rigors of Chicago commuting.
But if you must, the V8 650i will accelerate to 60 mph in 4. The white ash wood trim — a gloss-white answer to the popular piano-black — was likely the tipping point for me in terms of making the interior truly unique versus the competition, especially because it covered the center console. It's only a split-second, but it's enough to be irritating, especially when jumping off a side street onto a busy boulevard or powering out of the bowl at Streets of Willow. That was said to explain the 5 quarts of Castrol 0W-30 synthetic that editor-at-large Angus MacKenzie and I added over the first 15,000 miles. Safety equipment standard on all models includes front airbags, head-thorax side airbags integrated into the seat frame, three-point automatic belts for all seats, belt force limiters and front belt pre-tensioners and child seat mounts in the rear, as well as the full array of electronic safety features.
Some of the highlights of the 6-Series' standard equipment list include the iDrive infotainment and control system, which uses a console-mounted knob and 10. Power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and into the rear wheels. The Gran Coupe retains the driving dynamics of the standard Coupe, but its improved rear accommodations with a wheelbase that's 4. This test car is fitted with the optional M Sport pack too which heightens visual appeal even further. I found the 10-spoke rims to be a little plain for my taste considering the performance levels of the M Sport 650i.
The sweeping roofline does intrude slightly on headroom, mainly concerning for tall rear passengers. The overall effect from inside is one of classiness and exuberance. To look at this from a performance car perspective though, and as enthusiasts, we would personally go for the. Later there will be a 4. The V8 is more of a point-and-shoot kind of car, while the 640i, even with the longer wheelbase in the Gran Coupe, wants to caress the driver in the corners.
His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany. The current M6 arrived in 2012 as a Convertible and in 2013, it's now offered as a Coupe. This houses the individual climate control settings for the rear passengers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment. But this is no M6 when pushed very hard through the corners. We rarely are able to make those statements about automatic transmissions, not even the sportiest of them.
The difference between front and rear end looks can impart very different impressions. Send David an Hide full review. Finally, the seatback can fold down for extra cargo room when necessary. The extra Vision Package added night vision with pedestrian detection that is quite remarkable. Drivetrain Warranty: This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. It was always tight, quick, smooth, responsive and obedient, whether in manual sport mode, or auto mode shifting on its own.