2015 BMW 640i
The Versatile Coupe
The 640i Grancoupe is a brilliant example of a blend of ideas put together by BMW. Want a sleek sports car? You got it. Need to drop the kids to school? No problems. Want something to take on long journeys? It’s all there. The idea was inspired by the BMW CS Concept car which was displayed in 2007 at the Shanghai Motorshow and was aimed at combining the luxury of a Gran Turismo with the performance of a sports car.
From the get-go, this particular 640i finished in Carbon Black Metallic fits the bill for a sleek and stylish daily with a bit of added spice form the optioned M sport 19” wheels. The perfect match of performance and comfort is derived from the Six series chassis and improved even further with the 640i’s engine.
From the range of driving modes, the 640i can be muted in EcoPlus or the full depth of the 3.0 twin turbo straight six can be heard in Sport+ with a magnificent amount of exhaust burble off the throttle. This is what continues the theme of dynamic driving for the Grancoupe. The 640i produces over 320hp to the rear wheels delivered through a smooth as silk ZF 8 speed which behaves exactly the way you want it to.
Comfort is given from a smooth ride and lush seats with a range of electronic adjustment. This 640i’s wood grain dash perfectly fits the blend of the 640i, matched with Cognac/Schwarz Nappa Leather with contrast stitching that works incredibly well. Sporting BMW’s usual excellence in infotainment, a large 13” inch screen, navigation and heads up display and Harman and Kardon sound system. Buttons are easy to find, easy to reach and easy to use. This 640i feels incredibly well built, with every touch point being wrapped in leather. No hard plastics here. Safety is addressed with the addition of numerous features such as a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision and pedestrian warning, an auto brake function and 8 airbags.
This 640i feels incredibly well built, with every touch point being wrapped in leather. No hard plastics here. Safety is addressed with the addition of numerous features such as a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision and pedestrian warning, an auto brake function and 8 airbags.
Overall, the BMW 640i ticks all the boxes for someone looking for a versatile sports car that needs the space for adventures but has a thirst for late night mischief.