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      05-03-2012, 05:00 AM   #23
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      05-03-2012, 07:02 AM   #24
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Looks very good and aggressive with M Sport
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      05-03-2012, 07:28 AM   #25
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I will be adding it to my garage some day.
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      05-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #26
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Looks so much better than the f10, it's not even close. I don't mind the GC logo in the rear window, but the 'xdrive' on the trunk is horrible.

They really need to go back to just 'xi' designations for AWD cars. So much easier back then. I mean do RWD cars really need a 'si' designation? so stupid....
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These photos show a Shadowline trim. When i added the M-Sport package on the US website's configurator, it remains as chrome.
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      05-03-2012, 09:41 AM   #28
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Looks good, I love the Matte finish!
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      05-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #29
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      05-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #30
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Beautiful car! Stupid price. Really stupid. 640i goes for similar price to CLS63?

What am I missing?
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      05-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #31
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Beautiful car! Stupid price. Really stupid. 640i goes for similar price to CLS63?

What am I missing?
The 640i GC is closer in price to a CLS550 than a CLS63 - the CLS63 is almost $20k higher than a 640i GC. I imagine the 650i GC will be closer in base price to a CLS63 AMG.

My beef with the Gran Coupe lies in the fact that the moon-roof does not slide open, there are no soft-close doors, no soft-close trunk, no rear seat entertainment option, and the rear side window shades are manual and not powered like in the 7 Series. And it's the same price!

It's like BMW wanted to badly to make the 6GC a real Coupe, such that it retains all of the downsides as well. When I found out about the moon-roof not sliding open, it put the nail in the coffin for me for this car. Might seem small to some people but I love my sliding moon-roofs!

Just seems like a lot of features which a car of this caliber should have. You can get soft-close doors on an X6 35i, why not on the 6 Series? And if the 6GC is "more high end" than a standard 6 Series Coupe (this point is highly arguable, by the way), then why not give it soft-close doors? No one is going to by an M variant just to get soft-close doors!

The main upsides are the sleek and beautiful design, but as the number of missing features stacks up, the practical side of me says get an X6 or a 7 Series.

I've been driving myself up a wall (and my wife!) with these decisions the last few months!



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Edit: Just to clarify "the practical side of me" comment - not that I was implying an X6 is practical, just for me personally, with a toddler and upcoming newborn, thus 2 car seats and endless supply of Mickey Mouse for backseat viewing pleasure as a key requirement in a vehicle for the foreseeable future, the X6 fits the bill and still has that unique edge. The 7-series would be the true practical choice out of the 3, but that's another story.

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