2014 BMW 6 Series Gran 640i 

  • $78k
  • 3.0L I6
  • 20 city 30 hwy
7.7 Out of 10
$77,600
 
Even a base V6-powered 640i Coupe is highly equipped with a leather and wood interior, xenon headlights, navigation system with 10.2-inch display, dynamic cruise control and rearview camera.
by KBB (May, 2013)
The overall shape is wider, lower, and more athletic look than BMW's former 6er coupes and convertibles wore, and as a collection, it's a striking set.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
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RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the BMW 6 Series Gran

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

6 Series Gran 640i
6.6
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

6 Series Gran 640i
6.5
EPA highway mileage

Air quality

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6 Series Gran 640i
10.0
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile and nitrogen oxide/mile

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6 Series Gran 640i
n.d.
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7.7

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6 Series Gran 640i
7.7

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Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

6 Series Gran 640i
$17,834

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

6 Series Gran 640i
$2,314

Reviews Word on the street for the BMW 6 Series Gran


8.7
The M drivetrain is matched with an M-specific chassis with lighter construction, upgraded brakes (carbon-ceramics are a new option), special sport seats, and extensive M Drive controls over suspension, steering, powertrain, and stability controls-graded in Comfort, Sport, and Sports Plus settings.

7.9
The 6 Series Convertible, likewise, is an elegant tourer with the top down, but to our eyes doesn't quite have the visual balance of the Coupe.

Overall

8.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Body style

Posh and pushy all at once, the 6-Series coupes and convertibles have evolved gracefully-especially as Gran Coupe sedans.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
The BMW 6-Series is an expressive family of cars that counts several different body styles-Coupes, Convertibles, and Gran Coupe four-doors.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
That said, the Gran Coupe isn't a substitute for the 7-Series, or any of BMW's more upright sedans, really, as while legroom is okay there's still not enough headroom for most adults.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2012)

Powertrain

The transmission choices are either a special seven-speed M Double Clutch gearbox-it offers automatic and manual driving modes with three settings each, a launch-control function, and exceptionally fast shifts-or new this year, a six-speed manual transmission with three driving modes, rev-matching and a light pedal effort.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Drivers who love engaging their left foot will rejoice that M6 performance variants can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission in lieu of the 7-speed double-clutch automatic.
by KBB (May, 2013)
The athletic look is backed up by turbocharged six-cylinder or V-8 engines.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Performance

For such heavy, luxurious, high-performance line of models, the 2013 6-Series is quite efficient.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2012)
M6 performance models are distinguished by wider 19-inch wheels, quad tailpipes and carbon-fiber composite roof panel.
by KBB (May, 2013)
It's more serene, more calm as it executes 150-20-mph braking runs, triple-gear downshifts, or 15-degree corners-and a much better high-speed tourer as a result.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)

Interior

The overall look is one of confident, luxurious speed, although some of the interior details speak more to the luxury side.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2012)
That's matched with an M specific chassis, upgraded brakes, special sport seats, and extensive M Drive controls over suspension, steering, powertrain, and stability controls; 0-60 mph times are as short as 4.1 seconds.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2012)
The 2013 BMW 6-Series models are quiet, comfortable grand tourers, and even though they offer up surprisingly strong performance, comfort and quiet-as well as a tight, well-appointed cabin-are top priorities.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2012)

Handling

Sport and sport plus are our clear favorites, with stiffer suspension settings and minimized body roll, although these modes can amplify the car’s general tendency to go a bit jittery over broken pavement.
by Car and Driver (May, 2012)
The plush curb weights, even with the Gran Coupe, don't detract as much as they once did from the M6, and the frantic steering and throttle responses have calmed down, too.
by The Car Connection (Dec, 2013)
Comfort plus was a mode we avoided at all costs, as it turns the car too soft and brings even more artificiality to the electrically boosted steering.
by Car and Driver (May, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Body style Sedan
Model year 2014
City range 370 miles
Highway range 555 miles
MSRP $78k
Annual cost $17,834

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 2.1 m³
CO2 per car made 0.68 metric ton
Energy per car made 2,440 kWh/vehicle
Waste per car made 6.11 kg

power & handling

Max torque 332 ft-lb @ 1,400 RPM
Max HP 315 HP @ 5,800 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 13.3 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.2 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 9 speakers
Wattage 205 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A, 12 GB
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard

emissions

Carbon monoxide/mile 0.1 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 170 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 1
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link
Front brakes 13.7 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 245 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45

safety features

Active head restraints No
Airbags
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks N/A
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor Standard
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 74.6 in
Front track width 63 in
Height 54.8 in
Ground clearance 5 in
Length 197.2 in
Wheelbase 116.9 in
Curb weight 4,190 lb
GVWR 5,205 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 56 ft³
Rear seat room 41 ft³
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