BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Review

By   |  October 11, 2013


Yet another niche has been filled by BMW with the 6 Series Gran Coupe and this time it’s for those who need a sports car but the practicalities of a four door. The sleek 6 Series Gran Coupe is basically a 6 Series coupe with two more doors with added practicality. Unlike its rivals the Mercedes CLS or even the Audi A7 the Gran Coupe is based on a sports coupe which gives it a more sporting pedigree. In India the 6 Series Gran Coupe is sold as a CBU with seven colour options and it is probably the most practical sports car in India that you can buy.

Powertrain & Performance

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe packs a mean punch with its TwinPower Turbo diesel engine developing an ample 313 bhp. This diesel engine makes the Gran Coupe fly at the touch of the accelerator pedal with huge torque. If you want numbers then how about 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds? Plus you can go up to 250 km/hr and trust us it comes rather quickly and do not know much about it other than the blurring scenery.

Another important bit regarding the new 6 Series Gran Coupe is its smooth 8-speed automatic transmission. It is smooth for everyday use and when you are in the mood the 6 Series Gran Coupe responds with its gearbox having shift paddles where you can shift manually. It is supposed to be a sporting car yet it is practical and refined when you want it to be. The suspension is obviously not as soft as the 7 Series but it is okay for our roads though it is a touch too stiff. The positive side of that is the stunning handling.

Build & Styling

Looks are one of the main reasons why you buy a car and you will be in love with the lines of the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Trust us. The 6 Series Gran Coupe with its extra two doors looks fantastic and sleeker than its coupe sibling. It is low and wide with a 5007 mm length and 1392 mm height. You will love the details like the elongated profile, the long wheelbase and the extended bonnet.

Inside it is a sporting BMW interior with fantastic quality and attention to detail. The design is just like the coupe and it is driver focused. You will find standard Dakota leather upholstery is available in Black, Ivory White and Cinnamon Brown colour combinations. Interior trims offered are Fine-wood trim American Oak, Fine-wood trim Poplar Grain Grey and Fine Brushed Aluminium. It is practical with enough space for two at the back and you also have the rear seats fold down in 60:40 configuration. You have a huge number of features on offers as you would expect from a car of this price. It is also well equipped safety wise.


The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe looks stunning inside out and it is one of the most practical sporting cars that you van buy. It looks great and offers stunning performance yet it is practical with enough space for four at the back. Yes you have to be carful of the low nose and the slightly stiff ride plus at Rs 1 core it is not cheap, still look at the overall picture then this is one of the most beautiful cars that you can buy.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • High Equipment Levels, Styling, Powerful Diesel Engine
  • Cons

    • Lacks rear headroom