Monday, September 24, 2012
BMW Philippines Unveils 6 Series Gran Coupe
Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW cars in the Philippines, held an exclusive unveiling of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the first four-door Coupe in the history of the brand.
Certainly a work of art, this new exclusive model is the true embodiment of aesthetics, sportiness, comfort and luxury in perfection. The lean elegance of this vehicle is truly an exceptional phenomenon.
“The third model in the BMW 6 Series line-up follows in the tire tracks of the Convertible and Coupe. The athletic elegance of the car’s design makes it a particularly handsome addition to the range. Powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology combine to produce an impressively dynamic driving experience,” said Maricar Parco, President of ACC. “And the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe also makes its mark with exclusive equipment features and a level of practicality unmatched by its premium four-door Coupe rivals.”
The design: Sporty elegance and exclusive flair.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe represents an unusual synergy of extraordinary aesthetics, the dynamics typical of a Coupe and the functional versatility of a four-door vehicle. The car’s proportions are unmistakably BMW, from the long bonnet with its bold contours to the elegance of the extended wheelbase and the set-back passenger compartment. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe sets new standards in terms of aesthetic design for four-door vehicles as seen in its low height and the flat roofline that smoothly flows into the rear end.
At the front, chrome elements, unique to the Gran Coupe, separate the air intake from the fog lights, underlining the firm resolve expressed in the look of this car. The standard dual Xenon round headlights, for high and low beams, are typically BMW in appearance and creates a unique and functional light architecture.
The low and graceful lines of this automobile are especially impressive when looking at the side profile. The recessed passenger compartment appears low and smoothly stretched because the window silhouette extends deep into the C pillar. The frameless door windows are also a design element indicative of a sporty Coupe. In addition, the elongated side windows optimize the incidence of light to enhance the feeling of spaciousness in the interior. The characteristic Hofmeister kink that flows into the C pillar encompasses exclusively embossed “Gran Coupe” lettering behind the glass in the lower corners of the rear windows to denote the fascinating elegance and personality of this automobile.
The visually low centre of gravity, along with the horizontal and V-shaped lines at the rear, suggests powerful and dynamic elegance. Another distinctive design feature of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is the third brake light that stretches along the entire width of the rear window, thus forming the top edge.
The interior design is the embodiment of a perfect combination of elegance, luxury and dynamic, which lends to the harmonious configuration of the front and rear seating. The driver-oriented cockpit, the front passenger area enclosed by elegantly curved surfaces and the spaciousness of the set-back rear passenger compartment ensures sophisticated and luxurious comfort in all driving scenarios. The interior design concept of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe ensures exceptional spatial variability. There is ample space to comfortably accommodate two passengers in the rear. But the 4+1 seating arrangement also provides space for a third rear passenger on short journeys.
The driving experience: Harmonized dynamics and comfort.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engines available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe stand for sportiness with efficiency. The straight 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 640i Gran Coupe delivers 235 kW/320 hp. The new-generation BMW V8 engine features TwinPower Turbo technology using two turbochargers, plus direct High-Precision Injection and the fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control system.
The acceleration of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe is 5.4 seconds, and it has an average fuel consumption of 7.7 to 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers.
The remarkable ratio of driving pleasure and fuel consumption stems from the outstanding efficiency of the engines and the automatic transmission, not to mention the benefits delivered by BMW EfficientDynamics technology. In addition to the ECO PRO Mode and the Auto Start Stop function, other model-specific technical features contribute to efficiency, like brake energy regeneration, electromechanical power steering, ancillary units that operate on demand, the detachable air conditioning compressor, intelligent use of lightweight materials, active air vent control as well as suspension control systems with on-demand hydraulic technology, to name just a few.
Equipment: Exclusive features, innovative technology.
The wide range of premium standard equipment in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is quite impressive: the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, a choice of leather upholstery and trim, electric seat adjustment with memory function for the front seats, Xenon headlights and the BMW radio Professional with hi-fi speaker system. Additional exclusive options can be selected to give the car a personal touch.