The latest BMW 640i GT perfectly combines the aesthetics appeal of a coupe with the long distance comfort of a luxury sedan. For 2018, the designers further elevated its functional appeal and performance specs through a rigorous development process. For example, the exterior features are more striking, the luxury appeal has gone a notch higher, the ride comfort has improved, and the passenger space is utterly bespoke.
Unlike before, the newest 2018 BMW 640i GT features significantly more dynamic lines and a much more muscular surface treatment. “The new 2018 BMW 640i GT has been honed to a new level and has been designed towards people with a taste for personalization. It is an attractive package that is downright sporty and modern. And just like its predecessors, it provides an unrivalled driving pleasure in its class,” said Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk.
Dimensions wise, the new model has dynamically increased proportions. The exterior length is 5,091 millimeters, its width – 1,902 millimeters, and height – 1,538 millimeters. This is an increase of 87 mm in length and a reduction of 21 mm in height. The result of this is an elegantly sporty appearance. And despite the reduced height, the vehicle still manages to offer copious amounts of headspace.
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The 640i GT is a four-door hatchback with a swoopy hatchback rear end. Its designing allows for more occupant and cargo space. In fact, in terms of passenger and cargo space it takes the middle ground between SUV and sedan. As for the exterior design, you might see traces of everything from the new Honda Accord to the notoriously efficient Tesla Model X.
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2018 BMW 640i GT Interior
Two things stand out in this regard, cargo capacity and rear headroom. For easy ingress and egress, the latest 640i GT is designed with frameless windows and big doors for a welcome entry into an interior that not only feels utterly comfortable but also feels massive. Due to the generous head, shoulder, hip and legroom, the 640i GT should be comfortable for occupants of all heights and sizes.
As for the rear passengers, the optional Luxury Seating package provides creature comforts such as ventilation and massage functions, and 20-way adjustable front seats. Furthermore, the pillow-like headrests and power-reclining seatbacks available for the rear passengers make the seating on the backseats utterly desirable.
The 2018 BMW 640i GT is also functional as it is practical. The cargo space is competitive at 31 cu. ft. with normal seating configuration and a whopping 65 cu. ft. when seats are folded.
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Besides the functional and practical aspect, the newest model also scores high marks when it comes to connectivity, infotainment, entertainment, and convenience features. Speaking of connectivity, the 640i GT comes equipped with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging. Moreover, two USB ports are provided for the front-seat occupants.
To further its appeal in terms of connectivity, the 640i GT also features ConnectedDrive and BMW Connected. Both of these features help drivers reach their destination quicker and with minimal stress. They’re available anytime and anywhere, and the driver can use them as personal mobility assistants.
As for entertainment, the new vehicle comes equipped with the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. According to BMW, it is able to produce a wonderfully rich sound that’s exceptionally precise. The system features 10 channel amplifier and 16 partially illuminated speakers with an output of 1,400 watts.
Dimensions are as follows: length – 5,091mm, width – 1,902 mm, and height – 1,538 mm. Unlike before, the new 2018 BMW 640i GT has increased by 87 mm in length and reduced by 21 mm in height. The result is a sleek, aerodynamically optimized car. Throw in a deep-flowing roofline and you’ve got yourself an elegant and sporty looking 640i GT.
Other visually recognizable changes include slim windows, doors with frameless windows, set-back positioning of the cabin, and a long bonnet.
At the front, the car’s muscular presence is highlighted by large BMW kidney grille. Headlights and daytime running lights use LED technology for better illumination. In the same token as other BMWs, the 640i GT features a ‘cut off’ at the top and flattened bottom. And for a more expressive status albeit at a premium price, buyers can also opt for the Adaptive LED Headlights.
At the sides, the 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo features precise surface design and elongated proportions – elements designed to catch the eye. Unlike its predecessors, the newest model features heavily raked A pillars.
Around back, the sporting nature of the vehicle is further accentuated by the heavily tapering surfaces, sharp edges, and horizontal lines. Its impression is further strengthened by the distinctly designed rear lights and slim rear windows. Also, the glass covering the LED units lend a classy and bold accent with their attractively sculpted design.
Engine Specs - 2018 BMW 640i GT
Beneath the hood, the new model comes with a slew of engines that the automaker says have been selected from the latest generation of BMW Group power units. The first engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine capable of generating 258 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. With such power under the hood, expect a 0-62 mph in just 6.3 seconds.
The second engine is a 3.0L six-cylinder petrol engine available for the BMW 640i GT and new BMW 640i xDrive GT. Maximum output stands at 340 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. Here, users should expect a 0-62 mph in just 5.4 seconds.
The third and last engine is the 3.0L six-cylinder diesel engine. Output stands at 265 horsepower and 457 lbs. ft. of torque. According to the automaker, the BMW 630d GT does 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds and the BMW 630d xDrive in 6.0 seconds.
Both the BMW 640i GT and BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo come equipped with the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission system. Add this to the weight-saving construction and optimized aerodynamics and you have a beguilingly sporting performer.
Besides the impressive output and promising performance specs, the 2018 6 Series GT also comes equipped with a slew of high-tech safety equipment. Standard safety features include rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, daytime pedestrian detection, proximity sensors, a backup camera, and speed limit info. If that’s not enough, you can opt for the automatic perpendicular and parallel parking, and sophisticated exterior camera system available in the Parking Assistant package.
2018 BMW 640i GT Release Date & Price
The new model should be expected to go for sale this fall with a starting price of $70, 695 - $10,950 more than a 540i xDrive sedan and $6,500 over the outgoing 535i xDrive GT. Once it goes for sale, the 6 Series GT will go head to head with competitors like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7.