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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 640i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 23 $76,360 $83,000
2-Door Convertible 650i 15 23 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Convertible 640i 21 31 $74,610 $81,100
2-Door Coupe 640i 23 33 $67,710 $73,600
2-Door Coupe 650i xDrive 15 20 $79,120 $86,000
2-Door Convertible 650i xDrive 15 23 $86,020 $93,500
2-Door Coupe CL550 4MATIC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL550 15 24 $106,113 $114,100
2-Door Coupe RWD CL600 12 18 $147,591 $158,700
2-Door Coupe RWD CL63 AMG 15 22 $140,895 $151,500
2-Door Coupe RWD CL65 AMG 12 18 $196,230 $211,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
$106,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$114,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$1902 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Elegant, stylish, comfortable, and quick, the 2012 BMW 6-Series is one of the top choices for a grand-touring coupe or convertible--as long as your budget can handle it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.5 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 36.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 59.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.0 104.2
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.2
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 192.8 201.0
Height, Overall (in) 53.9 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.0 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 116.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.2 13.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.9 11.8 x 0.5
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 38.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P275/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4001 4740
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 332 @ 1400-4500 516 @ 1800 - 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 4.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5800-6000 429 @ 5250
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code 2TB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW 6 Series Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 3
 
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