The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is the latest attempt at getting people to like the idea of a Gran Turismo body style. This is perhaps BMW’s best attempt yet, but it still doesn’t look quite right.
BMW is one of many carmakers guilty of naming things that are not coupes coupes. Which is what made the 6 Series Coupe cool—it was actually a coupe. With two doors and everything. But before you get too excited by this reminder, know that BMW isn’t making them anymore.
Once you learn how to deal with the paradox of having a coupe that unmistakably has four doors, nothing will stop you from loving BMW’s 640d Gran Coupe.
Ahead of next month's Detroit Auto Show, BMW today unveiled a raft of improvements made to their 6-Series coupe, four-door Gran Coupe and convertible as the range enters the middle of its life cycle.
The E24 stayed in production for 13 years and is probably the most desirable classic BMW you can use today as a daily driver. But back in 1976, it was also the first BMW of the electronic age. If you don't believe me, just press TEST.
Meet the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe — the latest German sedan trying to con us into thinking that a slicked-back hairline can make it into a coupe. But, hey, at least BMW accidentally told us an "M" version is coming. UPDATE!
This is the 2012 BMW 6-Series, but since it's wearing funky wheels, they're calling it a "concept car." Who cares, what it previews is the production realization of BMW's new styling language, known to cynical journalists as "less ugly."
BMW may call this the "Concept" 6 Series Coupé, but we'll call it what it is: a near-perfect first look at the 2012 BMW 6 Series. What's it show? How about a simplified, de-Bangled exterior and updated interior.
The 2007 Concept CS was a Shanghai surprise of refined Bangle-era BMW styling. Now, three years later, the German brand's trying to again redefine their look and feel with the Concept Gran Coupé — that'll make an elegant 6 Series.
The E24 and E28 are pretty similar under the skin, so they get put in the same box here… and in that box, we find mostly sadness! Still, these cars have great LeMons potential, once the bugs have been worked out.
As proof that this site serves as a corrupting influence on our readers, PCH Poster Child Mad_Science read our LeMons coverage and became convinced that building a LeMons car would be a good idea.
This premium sports coupe concept designed by Scuola Politecnica di Design graduate Iulian Bumbo, dubbed BMW S.X, shows a lot of promise in its taut, almost DB9-esque proportions. Seems like the perfect 6-Series replacement to us.