Dial M for Motorsport: BMW Adds M Sport Edition for 6-series, Starts at $80,625
Walking into a BMW dealership is no different than entering a five-star steakhouse–everything’s a la carte and you will pay through the nose to get the best trimmings. But sometimes BMW throws us a bone (possibly a T-bone, in this instance), and suddenly, an $80,625 640i coupe is somewhat easier to swallow.The 2014 6-series M Sport edition is a special trim level, sort of like the “Value Package” on the last-gen 3-series that offered “free” leather and iPod cables. Essentially, the M Sport edition bundles more options onto the standard $4400 M Sport package—which includes 19-inch double-spoke wheels and an aero kit—for thousands less. The new package can be added to all models and engine choices of the 2014 6-series.
The additional features include adaptive LED headlamps, 20-way multi-contour seats, head-up display, and a leather-covered dash. Ordered separately, those features normally require an additional $9100 on a 640i coupe. On 650i models with the M Sport edition, the $1900 Driver Assistance package also is included, which features 360-degree cameras and blind-spot detection.
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The M Sport edition adds $4600 to the base price of convertibles, $4800 on coupes, and $5300 on Gran Coupes, with or without xDrive all-wheel drive. That’s not a lot more than the M Sport package alone. Apples to apples, a regular 640i coupe would cost $89,325 with all the noted options, whereas an M Sport edition 640i coupe, with ventilated seats and soft-close doors, is just $80,625.
If your 6-series is already on order, you might consider canceling your deposit and waiting until your BMW dealer receives the first M Sport editions in July. Otherwise, you’ll be missing out on that juicy steak with all the trimmings and eating at Chili’s like the rest of us.