BMW 640d M Sport Gran Coupe: Spotted


When speccing up your ideal BMW, you'll want to get a few things right.

First, you'll need a large and punchy engine. If it has to be a diesel, and I accept there are circumstances where this is a more logical option for some people, then a 308hp 3.0-litre six should do it. Second, it should be automatic, of course, and, as we're not What Car? here, it should drive through the rear wheels only. Third, it should see off 0 to 62mph in around 5 seconds, waft up to a limited 155mph with ease, return 50mpg, seat four comfortably and preferably have four doors. It should also be as luxurious as humanly possible and, because it's a BMW, it must grip and handle like the very best of sporting saloons.


Enter this gorgeous 640d M Sport Gran Coupe. New, this'll set you back a whopping £67,450. Here, we've found a 2013 example that'll cost you a mere £22,480, which appears to us to be a bit of a bargain. Indeed the one we've found only has 45,000 miles on the clock, has had but one owner from new and comes with a BMW service history. On top of which it seems to have every luxury you could conceivably want, never mind need, and a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, just to make it even better looking.

Not only does it satisfy all of the criteria I outlined at the beginning, the Gran Coupe also has the finest and most consistent shut lines and panel gaps of any car I've studied recently, including other BMWs. That only adds, even if subconsciously, to the impression of quality this big Beemer gives off, heightened in the car we've found by its metallic Carbon Black paintwork.


Okay, so some initially thought it didn't make sense in the Beemer range. It took a two-door coupe and added two extra doors and then charged you a lot more, but that generally is what these four-door coupes do. Some might argue that the higher price was justified by the improvement in proportion, and it's certainly true that this Gran Coupe is a beautifully proportioned old Hector. Its looks are probably worth the price alone, as it looks like a million dollars, although that is a statement I should qualify by letting you know I have never actually seen a million dollars.

At £22,480, though, it makes real sense. It's a great cruiser, a nimble sportscar, a refined and luxurious gentleman's carriage and a classy grand tourer, and it's barely run in.


SPECIFICATION - BMW 640D GRAN COUPE

Engine: 2,993cc, 6-cylinder turbodiesel
Transmission: 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
Power (hp): 309bhp@4,400rpm
Torque (lb ft): 464@1,500rpm
MPG: 50.5
CO2: 147g/km
First registered: 2013
Recorded mileage: 45,000miles
Price new: £63,900
Yours for: £22,480

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Mark Pearson

 

 

   

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  • Chestrockwell 27 Nov 2017

    Beautiful, I think it’s absolutely outrageous that BMW have now reshuffled their range and discontinued this car. From now on, if you want a 6 series, you get a rebadged 5GT!

    What do you see more on the road, 6GC’s or 5GT’s? I don’t see the logic, anybody care to explain?

    I hope they don’t do this with the 4GC either

  • HannsG 27 Nov 2017

    Is there a petrol alternative to this diesel model?

  • Chestrockwell 27 Nov 2017

    HannsG said:
    Is there a petrol alternative to this diesel model?
    Yes a 640i & 650i

  • BlueMeganeII 27 Nov 2017

    Chestrockwell said:
    Beautiful, I think it’s absolutely outrageous that BMW have now reshuffled their range and discontinued this car. From now on, if you want a 6 series, you get a rebadged 5GT!

    What do you see more on the road, 6GC’s or 5GT’s? I don’t see the logic, anybody care to explain?

    I hope they don’t do this with the 4GC either
    Are you sure? I thought the GT was simply renamed and added to the 6 series range?

  • lord trumpton 27 Nov 2017

    Nice cars these.

    I clicked on the advert and was faced with the large skyscraper of advert text. Why can't sellers use paragraphs?



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