BMW 650i Gran Coupe Owner’s Guide

Gran coupe models already account for half of the BMW 6 Series sales, and when you drive the BMW 650i gran coupe model you’ll know why. It provides the sportiness and sleek styling of the 650i coupe with the convenience of four doors and a comfortable amount of space in the backseat.

If you have a family or tend to drive with passengers, but still want the feel of a sports car you’re the type of driver that will really enjoy the BMW 650i gran coupe in Austin. Here’s why.

The BMW 650i Gran Coupe Model Essentials

The BMW 650i gran coupe is simultaneously graceful and stealthy. It’s low to the ground and muscular looking, yet it glides along smoothly without being overly aggressive. It’s clear to see that the BMW 650i coupe was the inspiration. The two cars are so similar in design and performance it’s easy to overlook the two extra doors on the gran coupe model.

The two current BMW 650i gran coupe models are:

  • The standard 650i Gran Coupe
  • The all-wheel drive 650i xDrive Gran Coupe

Performance and Pricing

There’s a reason the BMW 650i gran coupe sits at the top of luxury 4-door coupes. It’s a little more expensive than some similar models, but that’s the price you pay for superior performance and what many people feel is the best body design for this new style of vehicle.

The 650i gran coupe is just as sporty as it looks. Even though it carries around a fair amount of weight, this car has serious get up and go. The most noteworthy performance features of the new BMW 650i coupe include:

  • “Reverse-flow” 4.4-liter, TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine
  • Up to 445 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 4.3 seconds (650i gran coupe xDrive)
  • Up to 480 lb-ft torque
  • M Sport exhaust system
  • Integral Active Steering
  • 8 speed sport automatic with manual shifting mode
  • Driving Dynamic Controls with five drive settings
  • Active roll stabilization
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Dynamic Traction Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic Brake Control
  • Park Distance Control
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Auto start-stop
  • Servotronic power steering assist
  • Rearview camera (360 degree cameras optional)
  • Front and rear parking sensors

BMW’s finest engineering and upscale driving experience doesn’t come cheap. The newest BMW 650i gran coupe starts at a cool $91,200, and the 650i xDrive gran coupe MSRP is $94,200. Owners can add upgrades like ceramic controls or a package like the Driver Assistance Plus, but extra features means a higher price tag.


The richly trimmed, smartly configured interior of the BMW 650i gran coupe hits a lot of high notes. Even car enthusiasts who are skeptical about 4-door coupes admit that there’s a lot to love inside the 650i gran coupe.

There’s plenty of legroom and headroom even though the 650i gran coupe has a low-slung design. The spacious front seats were made for comfort with a body-hugging design and 16 different ways to adjustment the contours. One of the most visually interesting parts of the interior is the unique dash. It sweeps down into the large control panel and connects into the center console.

The backseat is a little more snug than a true sedan like you’ll find in the BMW 5 Series, but it’s definitely more comfortable compared to the 6 Series coupe models. From top to bottom the 650i gran coupe’s interior is outfitted in the highest quality materials that can be fully customized with the BMW Individual package.

Tech Components

With the BMW 650i gran coupe you’re connected matter where you go. BMW stepped it up in the newest models with standard features like built-in Wi-Fi. Paired with a new and improved infotainment system and a host of comfort-improving tech components, the 650i gran coupe doesn’t cut corners on innovation.

The new BMW 650i gran coupe model features some of the most cutting-edge technology, including:

  • Wireless charging pockets
  • Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 3 GB of free data
  • New and improved iDrive 5.0 system
  • Intuitive navigation system that learns driving routes
  • Soft close electronic doors
  • One-touch sliding/tilting power moonroof
  • 16-speaker Harmon Kardon Sound Audio System
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Ambience lighting throughout
  • Enhanced Bluetooth connectivity
  • Enhanced USB
  • 16-way power front seats with customizable lumbar support
  • Adaptive full-LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic climate control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Real time traffic information
  • Freezing temperature alarm

Common BMW 650i Gran Coupe Maintenance in Austin

Like other BMWs in the 6 Series, the 650i gran coupe is a well-built machine that can run smoothly for thousands of miles. But like all vehicles, impressive performance is only possible with maintenance. From our experience the most common BMW 650i gran coupe maintenance in Austin includes:

  • Oil servicing – oil and oil filter changes
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Air condition tuning

If you’ve ever owned a BMW before most of the maintenance in the owner’s manual of the 650i gran coupe will be familiar. However, creating a custom maintenance schedule is always advisable since each driver has their own habits and needs that affect wear and tear.

BMW 650i Gran Coupe Repair in Austin

With regular maintenance you’ll probably be able to go a while without needing to make a repair on the BMW 650i gran coupe. Now that the vehicle has been on the road for a few years, we’re starting to get a better idea of what repairs can be expected.

The most common BMW 650i gran coupe repairs in Austin include:

  • ABS wheel speed sensor replacement
  • ABS control module replacement
  • Door window motor replacement
  • Alternator replacement
  • Fuel injector replacement
  • Lower ball joint replacement

As of this writing there have been no recalls for the BMW 650i gran coupe.

Get the best BMW 650i gran coupe service in Austin at prices that are below the dealership at German Auto Center. Our team of technicians has over 100 years of experience working on luxury German automobiles. We’re also a Bosch-authorized service center that’s fully equipped to handle repairs and maintenance without voiding your warranties.

Give us a call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable BMW mechanics or to schedule a time to come by the shop.