Four-door….or four-door coupe? BMW 550i vs. M6 Gran Coupe

For years, the BMW 5 Series has served as a textbook example of a sports saloon. While BMW kept perfecting this genre of automobile, Mercedes-Benz spotted an opportunity in the market, developing a whole new vehicle sector: the four-door coupe. The phrase seems an oxymoron but what you are really getting is a four-door vehicle with a much more swept back roofline and four-place seating in most cases. Even Volkswagen muscled their way into this segment with their Passat CC.

Today we’ll take a look at two recent BMW offerings, both with V8 engines mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox: the 550i and the M6 Gran Coupe. We’ll start with this 2012 550i for sale in North Carolina.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 BMW 550i on eBay

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Year: 2012
Model: 550i
Engine: 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 30,429 mi
Price: Reserve auction

2012 BMW 550 IM SPORT SEDAN

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VERY RARE 6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

SPACE GREY METALLIC EXTERIOR WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR

COLD WEATHER PKG WITH HEATED SEATS

PREMIUM PKG

PREMIUM AUDIO WITH GPS NAVIGATION AND BLUE TOOTH

ONLY 30K EASY ADULT DRIVEN MILES

ALL SERVICE RECORDS

NON SMOKERS CAR

CLEAN CARFAX ONE OWNER NO ACCIDENTS

STILL UNDER FACTORY WARRANTY UNTIL 50K MILES OR JUNE 6TH 2016

LOOKS RUNS AND DRIVES LIKE NEW

VERY HARD TO FIND 550 MSPORT WITH THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION

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As we discussed back in April with another 550i we featured, you can no longer spec a V8 5 series with a manual gearbox. Sadly, it seems to be the way things are going. So if you want to row your own with an eight cylinder BMW sedan, it’s time to consider the used market. The mileage on this car is about average for the year, so taking that into consideration, one might be able to negotiate a little bit off, given we live in a market where the manual gearbox isn’t favored. As this car sits, it should bring somewhere in the low to mid $30k range.

Next up, we’ll take a look at the 550i’s more avant garde cousin, the 650i Gran Coupe.

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CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe on eBay

Year: 2014
Model: M6 Gran Coupe
Engine: 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 17,893 mi
Price: $86,900 Buy It Now

THE BMW M6 GRAN COUPE: A MACHINE BY AND FOR THOSE WHO MUST GO FURTHER, FASTER. BMW ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS WENT BEYOND WHERE THEY HAD EVER BEEN BEFORE. WHEN YOU DRIVE THE M6, YOU WILL TOO. IN THIS VEHICLE, THE MOST POWER THAT HAS EVER BEEN PLACED IN A BMW WAITS FOR YOUR COMMAND. WHEN YOU UNLEASH IT ON CURVES, YOU WILL GAIN A SENSE OF CONTROL YOU’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FEEL BOTH ITS PRECISION UNITING WITH ITS BEAUTIFULLY ENGINEERED HIGH PERFORMANCE, AND THE WORLD UNFURLING BEFORE YOU. WHEN YOU STEP OUT OF IT YOUR WORLD WILL LOOK DIFFERENT, BECAUSE M6 DOESN’T JUST CHANGE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COUPE. IT CHANGES WHAT IT MEANS TO TRULY DRIVE.

THIS BMW M6 IS IN EXQUISITE CONDITION. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT AND ABSOLUTELY PAMPERED. IT FEATURES A BRAND NEW SET OF MICHELIN SUPER SPORT TIRES WITH 0 MILES ON THEM. THE UPGRADED EXECUTIVE PACKAGE GIVES THIS BEAST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF REFINEMENT TO MAKE IT A COMFORTABLE DAILY DRIVER. YOU WILL HAVE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CAR TO BELIEVE IT’S UNBELIEVABLE POWER AND AGILITY.

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I’m fairly impressed that BMW is offering a Gran Coupe in the US market with a manual gearbox. Perhaps they are still leaving some things on the table for diehard three-pedal enthusiasts. Which one would I choose? I tend to be more conservative when it comes to things like architecture, wardrobe and vehicle styling. But in this case, I would opt for the M6 Gran Coupe. I’ve seen many of these in person and in my humble opinion, it’s one of the best looking BMWs in the current lineup. The car has a wide, muscular stance and looks up to date without looking like everything else out there on the road. It’s a winner, in my book.

-Paul

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  1. Be wary of this Ebay seller for the 550i. Known to sell prior collision damaged, low mileage BMW’s cast away from dealer auctions

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