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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Slip yourself behind the wheel of the Gran Coupe and you will be greeted with much familiar BMW switchgear and ancillaries but there’s a definite impression that this is a premium offering. There’s leather everywhere, the gear selection lever is stylishly sleek and the screen in the dash is nice and large. The dash appears to cocoon the driver, feeling every bit the Coupe this car is trying to be.

Although the dials aren’t as high-tech as those from other manufacturers, they have a sense of unassuming panache about them in a stylishly simple sort of way. It’s less about bells and whistles, more about a refined sporting intent.

As you’d expect on such a premium vehicle, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comfort levels are as palpable as they are luxurious. Of special mention is the ride quality, which thanks to BMW’s sophisticated suspension set-up is extremely forgiving. There are four ‘proper’ seats, plus an extra middle seat in the rear that’s only really suitable for extremely short journeys.

Up front the seats are extremely comfortable and supportive, while road, wind and tyre noise are well-contained. Overall, the Gran Coupe is generally a very comfortable place to be. It's worth noting however that the M Sport package - especially when coupled with optional 20-inch wheels - makes for a slightly harsher ride and can prove jarring on the UK's less-than-perfect road surfaces.