Last week, someone told us there will be a rare phenomenon happening this week in the automotive world. Without a clue, it draws a big curiosity to us. But now, we have the answer and it is a stunning one.
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Today, BMW Group Malaysia has joined the new premium luxury cars segment and introduces their first ever four-door coupe in Malaysia – the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Just like other German automakers, this new luxury model will be competing with the Mercedes-Benz CLS, Audi A7 or even the Porsche Panamera.
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The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a true mix between the 5, the 6, and the 7 Series cars. The 6 Series Gran Coupe combines the elegance of the standard 6 Series, the functionality of a four-door sedan and the dynamics of a coupe which is still practical for everyday usability. Although it looks like there are only two individual seats at the rear, this four-door coupe is actually designed for five people as standard. Its two outer rear seats are sporty individual seats with a high degree of comfort, while the third seat can be used for shorter journeys.
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During the launch, the newly appointed President of BMW Group Malaysia – Dr. Gerhard Pils said, “With the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, BMW sets another milestone in the Malaysian automotive industry. The new four-door coupé incorporates all the traits known to BMW and successfully complements our line-up of the BMW 6 Series range in Malaysia. With its combination of supreme driving dynamics, premium aesthetics and revolutionary design, we are confident that the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe will provide our customers with a surreal experience of both comfort and excitement.”
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The all-new BMW 640i Gran Coupe is featured with an in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre engine which combines the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with twin-scroll turbocharger. The force-induction engine is capable of delivering a power output of 235kW / 320 hp and a maximum torque of 450Nm, enabling the impressive car to complete the 0 – 100km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 250km/h. The engine is then transferred to the rear wheels via an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with Steptronic that comes with an Auto Start / Stop function and Driving Experience Control.
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The technology package for the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe’s powerplant includes the VALVETRONIC variable valve lift control with Double-VANOS. Thanks to its advanced engine technology and BMW EfficientDynamics features. Based on the fact sheet, the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe boasts an average fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 181 grams per kilometre.
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As part of BMW EfficientDynamics, the new four-door coupé also comes with Integral Active Steering, Adaptive Drive anti-roll stabilisation, Dynamic Damper Control, brake energy regeneration and electromechanical power steering.
In recent years, many automakers uses lighter materials to further enhancing the fuel efficiency, performance and aerodynamics. For the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the bonnet and doors are made of aluminium and the front wings and boot lid are made of plastic.
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The interior of the new 6 Series Gran Coupe’s is available in Black, Cinnamon Brown and Ivory White. Besides, it comes with a large iDrive monitor, elegant curves and outstanding craftsmanship which unmistakably exclusive to the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
To further spice up the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, BMW has engineered a premium package as optional. It includes exclusive leather Nappa upholstery with contrast stitching, instrument panels with leather finish and 19-inch light-alloy wheels with W-spoke design.
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Similar to many of the new BMW’s line-up, the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe also provides a selection of innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions, such as the full colour BMW Head-up Display, rear-view camera, Speed Limit Device, office functions and Internet access, along with Facebook and Twitter Apps.
The all-new BMW 640i Gran Coupe is available in Black Sapphire, Vermillon Red, Havanna, Space Grey, Orion Silver, Deep Sea Blue and Mineral White colour. The retail price (on the road, without insurance) for the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is RM788,800.00. The optional premium package is available with an additional RM35,000.00.
Click here to download the official BMW 640i Gran Coupe Spec Sheet
Photo Gallery: BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Malaysia Launch[nggallery id=520]