BMW announces that they will in fact be bringing a six-cylinder-powered version of their new 6-Series coupe to the US. Previously, only the V8-equipped 650i trim was slated for launch. Orders for both trims will begin this fall.
Ever wanted to own a BMW 6 Series Coupe that's not equipped with the more expensive V8? Thought that the only way of obtaining one would be to live in Europe? That's not the case any longer because the 6 Series 640i Coupe will be making its debut in the US later this year. The 640i Coupe gets its power from the N55 twin-scroll single turbo six-cylinder engine that produces a healthy output of 316hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a standard ZF-source eight-speed automatic.
The 640i Coupe also features a fuel-saving start-stop function. For comparison, the more powerful 650i has a twin-turbo V8 that produces 400hp and 450 lb-ft. The 650i Coupe will debut at Pebble Beach in Monterey, California this August, but the 640i won't be shown. However, dealers will supposedly begin taking orders for the car this September.