By THEODORE OPARA
Determined to provide the local automobile arena with the best and reputable cars in the world, Coscharis Motors, authorised representative of BMW AG in Nigeria has unveiled the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
The BMW Gran Coupe is not just an ordinary coupe. It is a coupe with a whole lot of difference. The first four door coupe from BMW, the BMW 6 Gran Coupe is a show stopper any day, having the attributes of a two-door coupe but with four door luxury sedan convenience.
Speaking at the unveiling of the new car in Lagos recently, the General Manager, BMW, Mr. Sola Adigun who represented the President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmos Maduka referred to the car as a rare breed.
Describing it as a solar eclipse that has always held a powerful attraction, one of the most elegant phenomena, the Coscharis boss said, “It is one of the most rare – a compelling spectacle few people will ever experience.”
According to him, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe exhibits outstanding qualities, turning heads with break-taking fusion of groundbreaking design, luxurious elegance and sheer sports car performance. The Gran Coupe is available in two petrol engine variants: a six-cylinder and eight cylinder engines 640i and 650i).
The 640i is powered by BMW Twin-power Turbo six-cylinder inline petrol engine which combines a two scroll turbocharger with valvetronic, Double-Vanos and high precision injection. These leads to low fuel consumption of 7.8-7.9 litres per 100 kilometres. This engine generates 235 kw (320 horsepower) and maximum torque of 450Nm available as early as 1300 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds.
The top of the range model, BMW 650i is equipped with twin power turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine. This engine generates 330kw (450 horsepower) and it takes it only 4.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to100 km/h. Despite the power, the BMW 650i Gran Coupe consumes just 8.6 – 8.9 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres. This model can come with the xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. The 6 series Gran Coupe comes standard with 8-speeds sport automatic transmission and a wide range of luxury equipment.
Maduka however noted that the four-door Coupe is not all about performance,” it is a blend of elegance, exclusivity and athleticism.”
According to him, they are targeting an exclusive class with this new machine whose price starts from N21 million.
“The target group of the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is primarily male, middle aged and highly successful professionals” as it is a status symbol which will set them apart from the mainstream. Such individuals he said demonstrate style in their entire appearance just like the all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.
Being the first four-door coupe from BMW, the 6 Series Gran Coupe sets new benchmark in the luxury class combining agile dynamics in a way that has never been seen before.