Shown here is the first ever spy video of the 2012 BMW 6-series Gran Coupe, captured by MotorAuthority and showing off what the new four-door sports sedan looks like in black.
The video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxe3jOv3Si4&feature=player_embedded
The 6-series Gran Coupe is the new 4-door coupe version of BMW’s 6-series, and is designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera and the Audi A7 Sportback. As can be seen from the spy video, the design is more conservative than all three of its main competitors, but you can truly see from the video how low, long, wide and mean-looking the new 6er Gran Coupe is. Despite this, it also looks the most like a sedan of any of the four door “coupes”, except for maybe the vastly more expensive Aston Martin Rapide.
When seen on the little screen, the 6-series Gran Coupe really doesn’t look very impressive, but anyone who has seen the regular 6-series coupe in person knows how low, long and wide it looks, and what kind of imposing figure it can be on the road, so expect the Gran Coupe to be even moreso.
Engine options have not been officially announced yet, but they will be no surprise whatsoever – This is a 6-series, and we already know what the 6-series is packing with regards to engines, and this will be exactly the same. In other words, the 640i Gran Coupe will have a turbocharged inline 6 engine, the 650i Gran Coupe will have a twin turbo V8 engine, and the range topping M6 Gran Coupe will feature a steroid addled version of the twin turbo V8 packing up to 600 horsepower and a similar torque figure, which will thoroughly embarass every other competitor in its class, at least til the Porsche Panamera Turbo S comes out, and even then it should still top the Turbo S.
Expect the 2013 BMW 6er Gran Coupe to make its way to the US and European markets, as well as other international markets, sometime around mid to late 2012, and expect a 7-series rivaling price tag that could easily eclipse the $100,000 mark, depending on the engine choice and options that this vehicle is purchased with.