BMW has finally revealed the production version of its new 6-series coupé at the Shanghai motor show.
The new two-door will follow the 6-series convertible into UK showrooms later this summer. It will provide BMW with a contemporary two-door rival to the likes of the Jaguar XK and Mercedes-Benz E-class coupé.
The coupé will initially come with a choice of two turbocharged, direct-injection petrol engines: a 3.0-litre straight six developing 316bhp and 332lb ft in the 640i, and a 4.4-litre V8 packing 401bhp and 442lb ft in the 650i. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that, in the case of the 640i, also gets a stop-start function for added fuel savings.
The 640i coupé is claimed to hit 62mph in 5.4sec — 1.0sec up on the 630i it replaces — while returning 36.7mpg on the combined cycle. The 650i coupé lifts performance further, with 0-62mph in just 4.9sec, 0.2sec faster than the old model, and a combined 27.2mpg.