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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

£59,125£71,795
8/10
Overall verdict
BMW was not quick off the blocks with its four-door coupe, but the wait was worth it: this is a lovely car.
 

For: 

Very good looking, very good to drive

Against: 

You could hardly call it cheap. Or a five-seater

Overview

What is it?

BMW has many different types of high-end car, but there is one sector that has eluded it – the four-door coupe market that Mercedes has had sewn up with the CLS since 2004. Finally though, those for whom the 5-Series is not stylish enough and the 7-Series is too dour have a sleek new option from BMW: the four-door, five-seat 6-Series Gran Coupe.

It’s a very stylish car, BMW choosing to go for pretty elegance rather than at first wilfully odd (Audi A7 Sportback), uglier-than-the-first- one (CLS MkII) or just plain ugly (Porsche Panamera). Of the storming engine range, the 313bhp 640d has most on-paper appeal, although the allure of the storming M6 Gran Coupe can’t be denied. A more genuine M car than the new M5? Discuss: whatever, it’s a great halo for the range.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
650i M Sport 4dr Auto
4.6s 206g/km 32.1 449 £71,795
The cheapest
640i SE 4dr Auto
5.4s 178g/km 37.7 320 £59,125
The greenest
640d SE 4dr Auto
5.4s 147g/km 51.3 313 £62,195
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