Putting the car into Comfort mode for less enthusiastic driving changes its dynamics considerably. This leads us to believe the version coming to America will be close to 4,400 pounds. The adaptive suspension loosens up, and the car, while not quite floating over the road, keeps cabin jostle to a minimum. This is more likely to occur with low-profile tires, which provide less cushioning between the wheel and the road. Optionally, the Luxury Seating Package adds front multi-Contour ventilated seats and active fatigue reduction feature. Top speed for all Gran Coupes is electronically governed at 155 mph. The new car meets the highest expectations of driving pleasure and style in a large, premium 4-seat sports coupe.
Plus, the M Sport package adds door sill finishers sporting the M logo and an M driver's footrest to the mix. The control unit of the damping system processes the data supplied by sensors on the vertical motion of the wheels as well as the ride height of the car. Brake Energy Regeneration, engine Auto Start-Stop, on-demand operation of ancillary components, intelligent lightweight construction and extensive aerodynamic refinement collaborate to ensure maximum efficiency. The driver can also choose what information will appear in the Head-Up Display in addition to road speed and warnings from the driver assistance systems. Excellent grip and the active dampers kept the back end from sliding out, although the Sports Plus setting dials down the traction control so that a little more lateral g-force would result in more rotation. In the interests of perfect balance, the doors, hood and front spring mounts are all aluminum, while the front fenders and trunklid are made from reinforced composite. Data Unavailable Second Hip Room in.
Sporting a length of 197 inches 5,007 mm and wheelbase of 116. The grille mounts are not visible from the outside, ensuring that the grilles stand out from their surroundings by appearing to float in a slightly raised position above the surface. The Bad The ConnectedDrive app is only available for the iPhone. The unbroken shadow surface above the side sill emphasises the car's muscular stance from the side. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. This technology enables the targeted modification of any sound reflections inside the vehicle.
Their bright white light provides a bright and even illumination of the road ahead. The waistline surfaces of the doors form a subtly dynamic wedge shape, which extends into the luggage compartment cover. I found it very easy to use. Going to manual shift mode with the paddle shifters, I was pleased to find that the shifts were quick and responsive. The 640i Gran Coupe's engine felt like it could run all day at 7,000 rpm.
The double wishbone front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension are made predominantly from aluminum. Profile: Elegant roofline, powerfully curved surfaces. In my combination of driving city streets, high-speed freeways, and taking fast curves on mountain roads, the car came in at the lower end of its fuel economy range, with 21. Trans-reflective technology ensures the display remains easy-to-read in bright sunlight. The Side View function uses two cameras integrated in the front fenders to provide an improved view of cross-traffic at speeds below 10mph. White contrast stitching for the instrument panel, armrest and door trim match the Opal White seats and door panels, while Amaro Brown seat stitching and piping complements the effect on the seats and door panels.
The difference between the Sport and Comfort dichotomy in the car involves either an aggressive or laggard throttle response, along with changes in the rigidity of the suspension. The center console also stretches through to the rear. The navigation system includes Google search, while the ConnectedDrive app brings in Facebook and Twitter feeds. The other three modes are best left for steady-state highway cruising. The comprehensive Driver Assistance Package includes Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Rear and Top View cameras, Parking Assistant, and the new three-dimensional, full-color Head-Up Display that premiered in the in 2011. The perspective-corrected color images are relayed to the Central Display. Like the coupe, just right of the shift lever are the controls for the Driving Dynamics Control.
The high definition, trans-reflective technology Control Display is centrally mounted high on the sweeping dash and emulates a freestanding flatscreen. And while the 5-series has a bit of a slab-sided and heavy look, thanks to the 6-series coupes' design language--for the most part, both the coupe and Gran Coupe are identical from the B-pillar forward--the 640i sports a leaner and sleeker look. It is a fully active system featuring digital signal processing, which means the two bass speakers, seven mid-range speakers and seven tweeters all have individual amplifiers. On top of this, drivers are also able to vary the overall character of the car depending on the driving situation or to suit their personal preferences. The lines of the rear end become noticeably broader as they blend into the wheel arches bulge. The line of the roof pillars reproduces the car's arching roof form inside the car.
This exclusive ambience is further enhanced by a discreet lighting effect, which showcases the contours of the sound sources with a subtly impressive effect. The top, which can be operated at the touch of a button at speeds up to 25 mph, comes in black or beige. The optional Active Roll Stabilization works in concert with the standard Dynamic Damper Control to offer the driver even more precise responses and perfectly flat cornering ability. Chassis Management and optional Integral Active Steering. Adding to the luxury experience were a number of electronic helpers, such as the blind spot detection system that lit up an icon in the mirror casing to warn when it was not safe to change lanes.
The 640i Gran Coupe's ConnectedDrive app included a Web radio feature, letting me tune in Internet-based radio stations. Alternatively, I could load up Pandora or on my iPhone, and listen to music from these apps through the car's stereo system, and even control them through the car's interface. The instrument panel, door trim and center console are also finished in Nappa leather with contrasting stitching when the Nappa Leather option is selected. Selecting an artist from the list showed associated albums. And that last point would be the biggest small flaw in the car, as it cuts out a portion of the population from taking advantage of every feature. The optional Luxury Seating Package adds ventilated multi-contour, active seats, sunshades on both the rear side and rear windows and a four zone climate control system with additional controls located between the rear seats.