It’s becoming increasingly difficult to figure out where to classify some vehicles. Take the new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe. By definition, a 6-Series has traditional been a 2-door, whether with a sweeping hardtop or convertible soft top. So, what to make of the new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe?
The latest entry into the 6-Series line-up will feature four doors and 4+1 seating, joining a rapidly expanding list of “coupe-like sedans,” such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Porsche Panamera.
Set for introduction early this summer, the initial BMW 640i Gran Coupe will measure 197 inches, nose-to-tail, a modest 4.4 inches longer than its 2-door sibling – most of the added space devoted to the rear passengers, a good news considering the back seat of the conventional 6-Series coupe is little more than an afterthought. To put things into perspective, the new Gran Coupe is precisely 4 inches longer than the BMW 5-Series – and also 1.3 inches wider and 2.8 inches lower.