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      05-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
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My New Imola Red Gran Coupe - MSport

Hello 6'ers. After drooling over the F06 for over a year, I decided to trade my 2012 750Li for a new 640xi Gran Coupe. mSport, Cold Weather, Lighting, and Executive Packages. I can't say many times before that I was in love with a car, but I can't stop staring at her in the garage.

I was deciding between a Tesla 85 and Panamera S. I made the right choice staying with BMW. This is my 6th BMW in 5yrs... I do sometimes wish I've never bought my first BMW as it is a curse, nothing else drives like a BMW to me. It is my addiction to keep buying BMWs and I can't help myself. I guess we all could have worse habits.

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      05-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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Nice! Beautiful car! BTW, its F06, not F13.
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      05-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #3
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Cool color combo..please more pics!
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Nice! Beautiful car! BTW, its F06, not F13.
Hahah... Good catch. I keep thinking F12 is Coupe and F13 is Gran Coupe. Can't keep up with these codes.
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Cool color combo..please more pics!
Thank you so much. I will post high res photos soon.
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Congrats, looks great, enjoy. I know what you mean about the Beemer brand, I'm on my 11th! The best as regards to finish, quality & options is my current 640i coupe.
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Appreciate the compliments. What are my lowering options for the 640i GC xDrive? It could use 1.5" drop.
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Wow I love the red
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      05-29-2014, 12:03 AM   #11
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I do sometimes wish I've never bought my first BMW as it is a curse, nothing else drives like a BMW to me. It is my addiction to keep buying BMWs and I can't help myself. I guess we all could have worse habits.
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Appreciate the compliments. What are my lowering options for the 640i GC xDrive? It could use 1.5" drop.
The 20" wheels help with this (from a looks perspective even though I think the gap is probably the same). Alas it comes at the expense of the ride...ugh...
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The 20" wheels help with this (from a looks perspective even though I think the gap is probably the same). Alas it comes at the expense of the ride...ugh...
Good point on 20s. Actually, tires on 20s are the same as 19s. So I may get a set of 20s for the warm weather. I assume no one makes suspension for the xDrive yet?

Per CleanGC, I can use the the F10 535i xDrive H&R springs. He's running it on his 640 GC xDrive.

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What did you use to paint the wheels black?
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Love the color, great choice!
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What did you use to paint the wheels black?
My dealer sent it out for powder coating. They tried to charge me $1,800 for it. I told the sales manager to make the cost go away and he did.
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Love the color, great choice!
Thank you. Still getting used to seeing a red car in the garage. It's my first red car since the 1996 Honda DelSol Si (High School - 12yrs ago).
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^^Red is def a bold color but your car screams for a bold color and what better way to go then imola. enjoy the summer
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love the color... fresh ride
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Thanks for the compliment guys. I will post more photos soon. After 1,000 miles logged on it, here are my impressions on the 2014 640i GC mSport xDrive:
- You get a lot of attention driving around. It turns head while driving and while parked, people are snapping photos. (I love it)
- Suspension is just right, this is how all BMW suspension should feel like. It's stiff, but soft enough to be comfortable.
- Steering is extremely responsive. The xDrive still offers the hydraulic steering, which gives a bit more feel the road.
- You can feel the weight of the vehicle, but it does hide its weight very well. It is just as agile as a 5.
- Power of the N55HP is just right. I would imagine that the 640 would feel underpowered, but I was wrong. It has the same HP to weight ratio as a 535, since BMW up the power of the N55 to counter the weight difference.
- Fuel Economy is ok. In Comfort mode, I get an average of 21.5mpg (which is the same as my 750LI in normal mode). In Eco Pro mode, I got it up to 34mpg on the highway. However, I cannot leave it in Eco unless I'm in cruise control for more than 30min. Eco Mode makes your BMW feels like a Prius, blah...
- Features and Comfort are great. I really thought the new screen sticking out would look ridiculous, but the it is actually very nice (large and crisp). The digital dash is amazing, no glare and works just like the analogs. Seating is comfortable. I'm just missing the top view cam, which I do wish I had. The door of the GC is a bit small, if you're a taller guy just get a 2 door. They shrunk the front doors, added 6inch to fit the rear doors. It would be really awkward getting out if you're 6ft tall. Plus, this car sits really low which doesn't help either. I'm under 6ft so no complaints here.

Overall, the 6 GC is a work of art and it drives beautifully. It's for those who appreciate cars and appreciate how a car should drive I'm really glad I switched from a 750Li to this car. Hope this is helpful for those who are still considering.

Warning: This car is very low out of the box. If your wife curve check a few of your cars in the past, never let her drive it. The bumper and body are lower than all the curves, there's no warning plastic feelers to help her understand that she's hitting the curve. Paint work will be required if you're not careful.
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