2015 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe Revealed: The Beauty Is Still A Beast

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We were recently treated to a flying lap of the Buddh International Circuit in the protagonist of this story, and it was an brilliant eye-opener to experience the big, heavy but oh-so-gorgeous Gran Coupe being put through its paces. And boy, did it have a serious dose of go.

That's why we were excited when we heard the 2015 6-Series Gran Coupe has just been revealed. It's all set to once again woo those (rich) buyers in the market for a fast, luxurious and extremely handsome car to raise the heart rate of the one at the wheel with three comrades in tow.

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The biggest change to the 2015 Gran Coupe is the new face, which now features a prominent lower air intake that spans the width of the bumper. Imitation is the best form of flattery, and for some reason BMW's design house has finalised the intake design of the latest Sixer with one that is reminiscent of current Mercedes-AMG styling cues. Still, the Gran Coupe hasn't lost its basic outward personality, which is to impose its beauty on the competition...

The side profile remains pretty much the same, which is not a bad thing, considering that the Gran Coupe's silhouette has been one of the best looking in the business for a while now. The swoopy greenhouse line, long wheelbase and distinctive central character line are all still there to provide lessons in car design.

The rear remains classily brutal, with new exhaust finishers and tweaked tail lamps being the highlights of the updates. No doubt this is the view most will be familiar with, as it flies past on the motorway up towards its restricted top whack of 155 mph (250 km/h). The Gran Coupe will still be available with either rear- or four-wheel-drive and an eight-speed auto box. The 640i features a 315 hp, 3.0-litre inline six engine while the more powerful 650i Gran Coupe retains its 445 hp, twin-turbo, 4.4-litre V8 motor.

The interiors have been mildly tweaked for 2015, with a touch more chrome trim. The car also retains a strange trait, keeping rear passengers uncomfortable with tight seating and a low roofline that won't accommodate fancy hairdos. Good looks usually come at a price, after all. We're looking forward to seeing the 2015 version in India, although no dates have been revealed just yet about the time of its arrival here.

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Story first published: Friday, December 12, 2014, 16:06 [IST]
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