Like other members of the emerging class of coupe-styled luxury sedans, the BMW 650 Gran Coupe promises four-door convenience and interior room without giving up an inch of looks or performance. It's an ambitious mission that only the most exclusive brands have attempted.
At 4,500 pounds, the Gran Coupe is not to be mistaken for a dedicated performance car. It's a high-style tourer that's loaded with indulgences and happens to be very fast. All 650 models carry a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, good for 445 horsepower, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The big four-door makes the dash to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, about as quick as you can get in something this size.Read more »
In addition to its twin-turbo engine, the 650i receives of few pieces of exclusive standard equipment: 19-inch wheels, 12-speaker surround sound and 16-way power seats.
Beyond that, BMW offers several option packages. The Driver Assistance Package adds blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, speed limit data, and side- and top-view cameras. Selecting the Executive Package gets you self-closing doors, ventilated and massaging front seats, leather dashboard coverings, ceramic knobs, a head-up display, and smartphone integration. The M Sport Package includes 20-inch wheels, suede-like headliner, a sport steering wheel, and an aero body kit.
There's also the Lighting Package with full LED exterior lights and automatic high beams, and the Cold Weather Package with a heated steering wheel and ski bag.
xDrive models are additionally equipped with BMW's sophisticated all-wheel drive system for superior traction on slick or uneven road surfaces. The system continuously monitors road conditions and splits engine power between the front and rear wheels for maximum traction. This setup reduces the risk of skidding in turns, spinning out when accelerating, and otherwise leaving the road unintentionally. Expect to give up about 1 mpg versus the rear-drive 650.
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