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      08-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #23
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I got the chance to test-drive 640D Gran Coupe a week ago. What a machine! I liked it even more than 640D Coupe which I test-drove a year ago.

The interior is mind-blowing, even though this particular car wasn't one of those Individual ones that were used in the official Press Release and official press-drives. It had optional leather interior inserts and a set of basic extras, nothing mind-blowing, yet I still felt like a king driving it. There was enough space in the back as well, though getting out of the car can become a problem for someone very tall or not so fit.

Power delivery was so smooth and the engine noise was well-refined for a diesel, no matter how hard I've tried, I got up to 9.2l average, which should be around 25.5 MPG if my calculations are correct. Same thing I get on my F25 X3 3.0d.

The exterior was fine as well, boot is large enough to carry couple of large suitcases and noise-cancellation inside the cabin is great as well.

I've tried the car both inside the city and on highways, and the latter is where it really shines, just like it should. You enjoy every mile you drive this car, however the price is way too steep for me and I guess I'm way too young for the car at the moment. The one I drove had optional 20" rims and M-sport package, alongside the above mentioned leather interior, premium sound system (Harman Kardon Logic7), LED lights, 4-zone Climate Control and Comfort Access.

A great car and a sales-pitching review.
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      08-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #24
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Didn't know the 640i takes off with such sonorous exhaust note!

My F10 535i with the same N55 engine doesn't do the same. Shame!
i think the m-sport package has a different exhaust
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      08-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #25
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Exclamation nothing to do with name.

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I guess the name "Rosenthal" is bothering you?
Is it too Jewish for ya?
Not many Jewish people around me drive German car BTW.
too Jewish ?? i didn't even know it was a jewish name...
jewish or not... it's not the name that was bothering me...

but no matter now, because he is not bothering me anymore...

what's bothering me is that you're speaking for me that i didn't like him because of the name... it's not because of the name.

Anyways, that's all, i just wanted to set the record straight...

Please carry on.
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      08-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #26
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..I love his style of review.. smooth editing, points out key features. Fantastic overview, very well done.

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      08-17-2012, 05:03 PM   #27
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I loved the review! and the shout out! It is really a nice review, smooth and relaxing where the guy is actually doing a review.. Top gear and other shows or magz latest reviews all seem rushed and hurried without giving any real info other than track material, it's all about smoking tires. First time I enjoyed a review in two years. I haven't seen any other video made by Rosenthal yet, but would've been a perfect review if they pushed the car a little. Good job at editing the video; it suited the car very well.

One more thing.. I know now that luxury and sportiness is the way of the future.. Gotta give Mercedes some credit for choosing this path for almost 10 years ago.
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!

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      08-17-2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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You know what? The 6 GC is the only '4 door coupe' that doesn't have a big ass. Like CLS, A7,Panna.
The only car that I recall that's similar is the Aston Rapide.
That is something.
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      08-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #29
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Just georgous. The best of breed. CLS, Panamera, blah blah blah are no match against this spendid exterior.
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      08-17-2012, 08:10 PM   #30
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People are abusive to everything and spreading hate on the Internet, one time there will be a legislation against this, as I found out in this country the USA laws on every corner you turn sadly.
The review of the car is more than fantastic, great job, thank you.
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      08-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #31
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I had never seen or heard of Mr. Rosenthal before I watched this, and I have to say his video seems more of a commercial than an objective review to me (hey, who wants to point out anything negative about a car?). Maybe all his reviews are like this.

I've seen and driven the 640 GC and agree it is a beautiful car. I found it much more engaging than the F10 5 series. My complaints (keeping aside the fact that apparently the US will only get the 8-speed auto) are mainly centered around the price given what you get. The car I drove was approximately $100K. I can purchase one that has the options I want for about $90K. A similarly equipped A7 would be around $70K, and is quicker than the 640 as well. Having driven the A7, I'll say the dynamics are spot on. The S7 will cost around $86K and be much quicker. I guess I don't appreciate large and heavy $100K cars with 6 cylinder engines...

All that said, I think the 6 GC is a high point of current BMW design. The M6 GC will be quite a car (with, I'm sure, quite a price tag).

P.S. What is the "Beemerpost.com" that he mentions - a BMW motorcycle discussion board? ;-)
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      08-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #32
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Nice video thanks for sharing
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      08-18-2012, 04:44 AM   #33
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Stunning automobile. Love the interior design!
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      08-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #34
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Very nice review.
What I expected.
I want one.
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      08-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #35
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what a beautiful machine...enjoyed the vid..
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      08-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #36
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Brilliant!
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      08-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #37
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Hey 6Post. I am a new member on this forum. This is my first post. I didn't see an formal introduction section so I'll just use this one since I am a newly minted owner of a 2013 640i GC. Just a few facts about me. I live in Silicon Valley, married a year this November. Purchased my 2013 640i GC on 7/29/12. Had previously been an MB owner for the past 5 years. My most recent car was a E550 coupe that I sold privately to a close friend last week. Regarding this particular review. The guy is a little gushy for me but for the most part he did a pretty good job reviewing the car. Personally I love my car. With the help of friends and such I think I have finally gotten a pretty good feel for all the features of the iDrive. Pretty impressed with the interface. I think I have managed to get all the external devices working and have music coming from the hard drive, front USB flash, iPod, SIRIUS, Pandora and Stitcher. Look forward to learning more from all you BMW enthusiasts. Attached is a few PICs of my car. The photos were taken with my iPhone so they are not the best.
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      08-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #38
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What a stunning review.. Plus the excellent lighting and videography.. Wow!

Very Michael Douglasy.. Loved it

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It's made my day we got a shout out. This guy is top quality
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awesome review.

if only all car reviews would be this enjoyable

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      08-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #41
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I like the fact that he didn't continually bitch about one problem. So many reviewers today do that.
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      08-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #42
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      08-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #43
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I love Michael Douglas aka Gordon Gekko! So I don't mind the comparison to Rosenthal.

Great review! Way to go Rosenthal, we need reviews like this. To much negative energy now a days in car reviewing. Very nice camera work indeed.
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Hey 6Post. I am a new member on this forum. This is my first post. I didn't see an formal introduction section so I'll just use this one since I am a newly minted owner of a 2013 640i GC. Just a few facts about me. I live in Silicon Valley, married a year this November. Purchased my 2013 640i GC on 7/29/12. Had previously been an MB owner for the past 5 years. My most recent car was a E550 coupe that I sold privately to a close friend last week. Regarding this particular review. The guy is a little gushy for me but for the most part he did a pretty good job reviewing the car. Personally I love my car. With the help of friends and such I think I have finally gotten a pretty good feel for all the features of the iDrive. Pretty impressed with the interface. I think I have managed to get all the external devices working and have music coming from the hard drive, front USB flash, iPod, SIRIUS, Pandora and Stitcher. Look forward to learning more from all you BMW enthusiasts. Attached is a few PICs of my car. The photos were taken with my iPhone so they are not the best.
Nice car Nicole!!! Welcome to the forum. Is this a deepseablue 6 GC?
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