With the numbering scheme of BMW having gone a bit long over the past several years, it’s quite hard to determine what’s what unless you have done your own research. The BMW 6 Series nameplate was plastered on its rump of a great looking GT over ten years ago and now to be found on BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a beautiful vehicle with stealthy grace and impeccable manners. Once you get a chance to drive this car, you will enjoy cruise control, adaptive dampers and drive, a wide variety of connected apps, auto-parking, heads-up display, 360 degree cameras, rear view cameras, sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, auto wipers and headlights, soft-close doors, Harmon Kardon surround sound, keyless entry and start, sun blinds for rear windows, sat-nav, leather everywhere, floor mats, ventilated/heated electric front seats, and much more.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe looks almost the same as some BMW. But, if there’s an interesting part about this car, it’s around its back end where there are shades of Chris Bangle and the rest follows the philosophy of 4 Series Gran Coupe, which desirable, pretty, and svelte. Inside there is a fat central part, which arcs up to the dash that houses some digital dials that change content and color depending on driving mode. It also has a leg room and marginal head in the back. Its seats are also comfortable in both rows, yet rear seat passengers are a bit short-changed. However, the boot of BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is huge.
Some of the safety features of BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (F06 lci) are 6 airbags, stability and traction controls, brake control and Active Protection, blind spot detection, and lane departure warning.
The big 10.2” screen stretches over what’s like a third of a huge dashpad, making the split screen iDrive of BMW almost cinematic. The stereo and sat-nav may sit side by side without looking cramped. Its PlayStation-like M Sport display looks lost. Its Harmon Kardon stereo is belter and features digital TV and DAB+ receiver.
BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (F06 lci) denotes the existence of a 4.4L twin-turbo V8. The same unit is also found in several huge fast BMWs and it generates 650Nm and 330kW ( 445 HP or 450 PS ) of torque. With the help of the 8-speed transmission of ZF, regenerative braking, and stop start, BMW claims combined cycle of 8.8L per 100km (26.7 mpg US or 32.1 mpg UK).