2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2019
  • Part of the first 6 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced in 2012

Pros & Cons

  • The interior is well-built with excellent materials
  • Distinctive styling for a sedan of this size
  • Smooth, effortless power from either engine
  • Tons of standard features
  • More expensive than most competitors
  • Not as quick as some rivals, regardless of engine
  • Less passenger and cargo space than other four-door coupes
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Which 6 Series Gran Coupe does Edmunds recommend?

Though the 640i's six-cylinder engine makes good power and will be more than enough for most drivers, we think buyers of high-end luxury cars might want a little bit more punch. That's why the 650i, with its stout 4.4-liter turbo V8 producing 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, is our pick for the 6 Series Gran Coupe. A few packages stand out, including the aggressive yet attractive M Sport Edition (expensive but feature-heavy) and Driving Assistance Plus, which offers adaptive cruise control and nearly every advanced safety feature the car offers. Unless you live in a climate that requires all-wheel drive, we think the all-wheel-drive 650i xDrive is an unnecessary expense.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Mercedes-Benz created a new segment and changed the luxury car game when it introduced the CLS, a sedan with a coupelike roofline. It took a while, but BMW eventually followed suit with its own "four-door coupe," which lives on today as the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. It promises a stylish blend of four-door practicality and the driver-centric sportiness of a classic grand tourer.

Unfortunately, the 6 Series Gran Coupe might be a little too much coupe and not enough sedan. Rear headroom and vehicle entry and exit are significantly compromised by the sweeping coupe roofline that gives the car its trademark profile. The seat-high center tunnel makes it nearly impossible for anyone to occupy the middle seat, essentially creating a 2+2 seating arrangement. The cargo area is more than 5 cubic feet smaller than that of the related 5 Series (the previous-generation model to be exact) and doesn't come with the utility-enhancing hatchback lid of other sedan-coupes such as the Audi A7 or BMW's own 4 Series Gran Coupe. And then there's the cost for this packaging exercise: The 640i Gran Coupe is considerably more expensive than the more practical and recently redesigned 5 Series.

The Gran Coupe is still good in the typical BMW way, with excellent interior materials, a strong features list and exceptionally smooth, powerful engines. Just be aware that you can't really have your cake and eat it, too.

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe models

It may be difficult to put a label on the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, but there's no question about the level of performance and luxury it brings to the table. It's available in two trims — 640i and 650i — that are primarily differentiated by their engines. Both can be ordered in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (xDrive), and numerous features packages are shared between the two models regardless of powertrain. There are some stand-alone options and a few premium exterior paint, interior trim and upholstery choices available through BMW's Individual program.

The 640i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque) matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Befitting a high-end luxury sedan, the list of standard features is lengthy and impressive. Accoutrements include 18-inch wheels, sport-tuned adaptive suspension dampers, adaptive LED headlights, automatic high beams, LED foglights, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, power-folding mirrors and a tilt-only sunroof.

Inside, you get dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power front seats (with heating and four-way lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, a Wi-Fi hotspot, BMW eAssist emergency communications, a navigation system, the iDrive infotainment system with an integrated touchpad on the controller, a 10.2-inch central display screen, smartphone app integration, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port, HD and satellite radios, and a one-year trial to Apple CarPlay. BMW is the only company that makes CarPlay a subscription.

The 650i eschews the smooth and sensible six-cylinder and is instead propelled by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (445 hp, 480 lb-ft). It also adds 19-inch wheels, 20-way power-adjustable seats with passenger-seat memory settings and adjustable side bolsters and thigh support, upgraded leather upholstery, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system and BMW concierge services.

Several optional packages are available on both models. The Cold Weather package provides heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The Driving Assistance package features blind-spot warning, a head-up display, speed-limit information and BMW's Active Driving Assistant, which bundles lane departure warning, a forward-collision warning system with pedestrian detection, and low-speed automatic emergency braking. There's also a Driving Assistance Plus package that further adds adaptive cruise control and an automatic emergency braking system that can operate at higher speeds. The Parking Assistance package adds a 360-degree parking camera and an automated parking system.

The Executive package adds power-closing doors, four-zone climate control and ventilated front seats. The 640i's version of this package includes the multicontour seats, Harman Kardon stereo and concierge services, while the 650i's version adds a power rear sunshade, manual rear window shades, contrast stitching and ceramic-trimmed controls. These items are available as individual options on the 640i.

The M Sport package includes unique 19- or 20-inch wheels, an aero body kit, a sport steering wheel, a simulated-suede headliner and a higher top-speed limiter. There's also an M Sport Edition package that roughly combines the M Sport package and the contents of the 650i's Executive package. The BMW Individual Composition package lets you special-order leather and wood trim hues that aren't available otherwise, while the Black Accent package equips the Gran Coupe with gloss-black exterior trim and a two-tone extended leather interior.

Stand-alone options include some of the above items plus adaptive suspension stabilizer bars (known as Adaptive Drive), enhanced Integral Active Steering with rear-wheel steering (not available on xDrive models), a night-vision camera, active front seats, and a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

Sadly, like other BMW sedans, the 6 Series Gran Coupe mixes too much software with its hardware. The results are good on paper, but they sometimes lack the nuanced feel for which BMW was once known.

Acceleration

Perhaps it's the car's mass, but our testing revealed that compared to competitors, the 640i is sluggish to 60 mph (5.7 seconds), but it gets with the program once underway. The 650i is quicker at 5.2 seconds, but still unremarkable.

Braking

The 640i is blessed with extremely powerful brakes and stops short, straight and repeatedly, showing excellent fade resistance. The pedal feel is medium to firm with intuitive response.

Steering

Our test car had BMW's notoriously polarizing Active Steering option. We think it utterly removes the feel and response BMW spent decades perfecting. We'd opt out.

Handling

Our test car also had optional active stabilizer bars that keep the car unnervingly flat while cornering. We'd say test-drive one with and one without before ticking the box.

Drivability

Selecting Sport mode harmonizes engine and transmission operation. The brakes are outstanding. Active steering and suspension options degrade drivability, particularly for enthusiasts.

Comfort

The BMW 640i is built for front passenger comfort. In that aspect, this car is one of the leaders in this segment. The cramped rear seats are a different story completely and diminish the overall impression.

Seat comfort

The front seats are highly adjustable and accommodate a wide variety of sizes. This is especially true of the available 20-way multicontour seats. Rear headroom is less than in some competitors with a similar coupelike shape.

Ride comfort

The 640i exhibits an exceptionally compliant ride with none of the impact harshness you might expect with short-sidewall tires.

Noise & vibration

This is one of the quietest cars we've tested at a 70 mph cruise.

Interior

The 6 Series Gran Coupe offers all the interior quality and style of a BMW sedan, but it's compromised by the trendy, coupelike shell.

Ease of use

The iDrive controller is comfortably located right next to the shifter at the end of a lengthy armrest. It's naturally positioned for the driver, but front passengers will find it easier to operate since it's just next to their left leg. Other controls are self-evident and close at hand.

Getting in/getting out

The rear doors are small, so entering and exiting are problematic. The middle seat is basically useless, so only count on four total seats. The large front doors allow easy entry.

Roominess

Headroom is tight all around, especially in the back. This is typical in this niche group of sedans masquerading as coupes. Traditionally shaped and proportioned sedans are always better. The rear buckets effectively accommodate only two passengers.

Visibility

The rear head restraints, a sloping roof and narrow rear glass conspire to challenge rearward visibility. The standard parking sensors and rearview camera help tremendously. Otherwise, the Gran Coupe offers good sightlines.

Quality

Few cars are built as well as this BMW. Then again, excellent build quality should be expected for a luxury sedan of this caliber.

Utility

Trunk space is below average at 13 cubic feet, although the split rear seat folds down to increase cargo capacity. There is also a trunk pass-through between the rear seats.

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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite 6 Series Gran Coupe safety features:

    Park Distance Control
    Alerts the driver when the 6 Series Gran Coupe approaches an object in front of or behind the car.
    Adaptive Brakelights
    Flashes a secondary set of brake lights when the pedal is pressed past a certain point, alerting drivers behind of a hard stop.
    Bundles several advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, forward collision warning and low-speed automatic braking.

    BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe vs. the competition

    BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe vs. BMW 5 Series

    Though these cars are corporate stablemates, they are significantly different. First, the 6 Gran Coupe is based on the previous-generation 5 Series, which was replaced last year by this all-new model. Also, where the 6 Series Gran Coupe puts form over function, the 5 Series remains a bit anonymous but is more practical, offering a more comfortable back seat and a large trunk. When similarly equipped, the 5 Series also costs tens of thousands less.

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    BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe vs. Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

    The CLS is more modern than the 6 Series Gran Coupe, having undergone a redesign for 2019, and more practical, too, despite retaining exquisite style. Nevertheless, the CLS still suffers from reduced space and practicality due to that style.

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    BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe vs. Porsche Panamera

    Porsche has taken the four-door coupe concept to the enthusiastic extreme and imbued the Panamera with all the attributes you'd want in a sports car, but with a back seat and a big trunk. The Panamera was recently redesigned and has received rave reviews, but it's considerably more expensive than the 6 Series Gran Coupe. But if performance is worth the price, there's no better choice.

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    FAQ

    Is the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 6 Series Gran Coupe both on the road and at the track. You probably care about BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe fuel economy, so it's important to know that the 6 Series Gran Coupe gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the 6 Series Gran Coupe has 13.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Learn more
    What's new in the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe:

    • No significant changes for 2019
    • Part of the first 6 Series Gran Coupe generation introduced in 2012
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    Is the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe reliable?
    To determine whether the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the 6 Series Gran Coupe's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 6 Series Gran Coupe is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe?

    The least-expensive 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 640i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $81,500.

    Other versions include:

    • 650i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $96,100
    • 640i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $84,500
    • 650i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $93,100
    • 640i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $81,500
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    What are the different models of BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe?
    If you're interested in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the next question is, which 6 Series Gran Coupe model is right for you? 6 Series Gran Coupe variants include 650i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 640i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 650i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and 640i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of 6 Series Gran Coupe models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

    Style isn't always inexpensive or comfortable. Just ask anyone wearing designer shoes or anyone sitting in the back seat of a BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The 6 Series Gran Coupe belongs to the "four-door coupe" class, a cadre of mostly German cars that offer sleek, swooping rooflines that give them a long, low look. No question, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is an attractive car, more so than the previous-generation 5 Series on which it is based. But it's also a lot less practical and a lot more expensive than today's new 5 Series.

    That said, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is more than just its sleek styling. The interior feels sportier and is definitely more driver-focused than the 5's, with a low-slung seating position and a large wraparound center console. We love both the dial-controlled iDrive infotainment systems and the powerful, crystal-clear stereo systems. BMW offers plenty of options that let owners customize the car to their personal tastes.

    The 6 Series Gran Coupe seats five passengers, at least in theory. In truth, the sloping roofline limits backseat headroom, and the center position is more of an armrest than a seat. Cargo space is also limited, with the 13-cubic-foot trunk further hampered by a high liftover point. The split-folding rear seat and center pass-through do provide a modicum of flexibility, however.

    BMW offers the 6 Series Gran Coupe with two engines. The 640i models get a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder (315 horsepower, 330 pound-feet of torque), and the 650i features a 4.4-liter turbo V8 (445 hp, 480 lb-ft). Both are offered with rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive.

    Edmunds clocked the 640i to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, which is average for this class. The 650i made it to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is slower than its direct rivals. The numbers didn't blow us away, but both cars felt more powerful in real-world driving. Although we loved the V8's effortless power, we think the six-cylinder would satisfy most drivers. Like most German performance cars, the 6 Series Gran Coupe feels exceptionally stable at high speeds and tidy in the corners. We're not very fond of the optional active steering and stabilizer bars. The former lacks the road feel we expect from a BMW, while the latter does such a good job eliminating body roll that it's hard to get a feel for the car's handling limits.

    BMW offers the 6 Series Gran Coupe in 640i and 650i models. Both are well-equipped, and the list of options and packages is long enough to be almost intimidating. What's the best way to equip this car? Read our comprehensive reviews and let Edmunds help find the perfect 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe for you.

    2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Overview

    The 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is offered in the following submodels: 6 Series Gran Coupe Sedan. Available styles include 650i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 640i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 650i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and 640i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).

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