Wider and lower than before, the new 6-Series is certainly attractive if not a natural beauty.
This I think is enhanced by the new M Sport specification that's launched at the same time and includes an M Aerodynamic body kit.
The kit includes deeper, more aggressive front and rear aprons with chunkier side skirts.
There's also a practical boot with practical ski hatch.
The rear styling of the BMW 6-Series Coupe.
These 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels are part of the M Sport specification.
The front design of the BMW 6-Series Coupe.
Our test car was fitted with optional Adaptive LED headlights, a first for BMW they're a costly £1,665 option. They give an impressive white light though.
The 6 has to have one of the most attractive, driver-focused interiors that BMW has produced. I really liked the sweeping dash section that runs along the centre console.
Space in the back is tight, but should be fine for children, or adults on short trips.
Attractive dial are a mix of analogue and digital.
The BMW Professional satellite-navigation has a massive 10.2"screen which dominates the dashboard, but its regular traffic updates got me out of at least two serious jams.
Supportive standard seats trimmed in dakota leather.
The 640d M Sport is an accomplished and fast grand tourer, fitted with a peach of diesel engine.
I particularly like the high, defined shoulder line and the rear styling. The way the rear light clusters fold into the rear quarters looks particularly sleek.