Wonderful engines; superb high-speed composure; top-quality interior; plenty of technology; optional all-wheel drive
Somewhat uninspiring to drive for a BMW; small trunk; restricted rear passenger space; priced on the high side compared with rivals
The previously optional adaptive full LED headlights with automatic high beams are now standard, along with a sport exhaust and the ability to sync up a second phone to Bluetooth. See the 2016 BMW 6 Series models for sale near you
The 650i Gran Coupe is phenomenally fast yet impeccably refined -- but there are no bad choices here. Find a BMW 6 Series for sale
The 2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes in 640i and 650i versions. All-wheel drive is a $3,000 option on either variant.
The 640i Gran Coupe ($80,495) comes standard with a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlamps with automatic high beams, fog lights, a sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless entry with push-button ignition, a digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, 8-way power front seats with lumbar support, heating and driver's-side memory settings, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a 9-speaker audio system and the hard-drive-based iDrive infotainment system with a 10.2-in widescreen display, digital music storage, navigation and a rearview camera.
The 650i Gran Coupe ($91,895) adds a twin-turbocharged V8 engine and a few extras, such as 19-in alloy wheels, 16-way multicontour power front seats with passenger-side memory settings, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and upholstery of finer leather.
Some of the 650i's extra features are available on the 640i as options. And there are several options packages. The M Sport package adds aerodynamic tweaks, a higher top speed (155 miles per hour), M-design 19-in or 20-in wheels, dark chrome exhaust tips, a sport steering wheel and extensive M interior modifications (including extended Alcantara and leather trim). The Cold Weather package brings a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. And the Executive package includes quad-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, power-closing door and a full color head-up display.
Other individual options include adaptive cruise control, night vision, rear-wheel steering (for rear-drive models, which adds a little extra agility and makes parking easier), automated parallel parking, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and adaptive anti-roll bars (called Adaptive Drive).
At 13 cu ft., the trunk space is a bit small.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2016 Audi A7/Audi S7 -- The A7's supercharged V6 has enough urge for most tastes, but the S7 has a delicious twin-turbocharged V8 that might be worth the stretch. Both the A7 and S7 have a nimbler feel than the BMW in spirited driving.
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class -- The CLS comes with a choice of two wonderful twin-turbocharged V8s that bookend the Gran Coupe's V8 in terms of output.
2016 Porsche Panamera -- Possibly not the most beautiful of cars, but the Panamera is absolutely brilliant to drive.
Used Aston Martin Rapide -- The V12-powered Rapide will take everyone's breath away, including the driver's. You can find a nice used Rapide if you look hard enough, and depreciation is your friend in this case.