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BMW adds four-door Gran Coupé to 6-series; Montblanc offers Ingrid Bergman-inspired pens

Filed by Lucire staff/December 12, 2011/5.15

BMW 6er-Reihe Gran Coupé
BMW 6er-Reihe Gran Coupé

BMW has unveiled a four-door version of its 6er-Reihe coupé, outlining its intentions to grow each series with multiple body styles.
   Called the Gran Coupé, the new variant of the 6-series joins the existing cabriolet and coupé.
   If the current 5-series is already considered svelte, the new 6er-Reihe Gran Coupé takes that further. It’s reminiscent of the two-door Sechser, but conceptually it has shades of some of the most glamorous four-door hardtops that graced American roads during their heyday, such as the 1960s Lincoln Continental.
   The Gran Coupé measures just over 5 m in length, with a wheelbase of 2,968 mm.
   Models at launch are the twin-scroll turbo six 640i (235 kW or 320 PSl 179–83 g/km of carbon dioxide emissions) and three-litre turbodiesel 640d (230 kW or 313 PS, 146–9 g/km) with the twin-turbo 4·4 V8 650i (330 kW or 450 PS, 199–206 g/km) to be added later. Stop–start is standard on all models. The 650i will feature BMW’s Xdrive four-wheel-drive system.
   With BMW spinning off the next 3er coupé into a new 4-series, it may herald a greater diversification of models in the near future.
   In other luxury news, one of the silver screen’s great icons, Ingrid Bergman, is the inspiration for Montblanc’s Bergman Edition La Donna, available in New Zealand at the Montblanc Boutique on Queen Street, Auckland, and inside Kirkcaldie & Stain’s, Wellington.
   The pens feature an 18 ct gold nib, with a black resin barrel and a red gold-plated clip, featuring a royal purple amethyst. Bergman’s signature appears on one side.

Ingrid Bergman
BMW 6er-Reihe Gran Coupé
BMW 6er-Reihe Gran Coupé

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