A combination of intoxicating sports performance, majestic ride comfort, a luxurious interior ambience and innovative equipment features marks out the members of the BMW 6-Series model range. The new BMW 6-Series Convertible, new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe meet the highest expectations of a sporting luxury car in terms of driving dynamics, comfort, advanced technology and imposing elegance. Eyecatching accents and pinpoint refinements highlight the aesthetics of their body design and the exclusive flair of their interiors. The introduction of the Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence equipment lines, meanwhile, gives customers attractive options when it comes to injecting these extraordinary cars with an even sportier or more luxurious aura.
A sporty driving experience lies at the heart of everything the new BMW 6-Series Convertible, new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe stand for. The performance capability of their engines, which boast cutting-edge BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, is further accentuated by the sports exhaust system now fitted as standard on all petrol variants. Evidence of the enormous dynamic potential offered by the BMW 6-Series model range comes in the form of the high-performance sports cars it has spawned: the BMW M6 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.3 l/100 km [27.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km), BMW M6 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km) and BMW M6 Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km). Highlights including a 412 kW/560 hp V8 engine and bespoke suspension technology imbue this impressive triumvirate with track-specification performance attributes.
The new BMW 6-Series Coupe embodies the classical character of an exclusive sports car. Its two-door body exudes an athletic and elegant aesthetic while its modern interior ambience is designed to immerse four people in a dynamic driving experience. The latest round of design and powertrain upgrades lends extra potency to the two-door model's muscular appearance and sporting potential.
The design: A harmony of sporting presence and exclusive elegance
The balance between sporting dynamics and majestic ride comfort which defines the character of the BMW 6-Series is reflected in a body design exuding athleticism, power and elegance. Hallmark BMW proportions, precise lines and fluently moulded surfaces come together in an unmistakable design language that serves as a signature feature of the BMW 6-Series as a whole and is adapted to suit the Convertible, Coupe and Gran Coupe respectively.
An array of awards based on both public surveys and the assessments of expert judges bear testament to the appeal of the design developed for the BMW 6-Series model range. The BMW 6-Series Convertible, BMW 6-Series Coupe and BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe all won the renowned red dot award for outstanding product design at the first time of asking. The two-door models have also been recognised with the international Good Design Award and the iF product design award presented by the International Forum Design, while the BMW 6-Series Convertible has claimed the German Design Award. Meanwhile, in the Automotive Brand Contest - an international brand and design competition initiated by the German Design Council - the BMW 6-Series Coupe and BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe topped the exterior design category two years in succession. In readers' polls conducted by German motoring magazine auto, motor und sport, the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe first claimed the "Autonis" award for the "Best new design of the year" and subsequently won the luxury category in the vote for "Best car of the year".
More powerful, sportier, sharper: BMW kidney grille and front apron
All the models in the new BMW 6-Series line-up stand out with an adeptly modified design that exudes powerful sports performance and, at the same time, emphasises the exclusive elegance of these luxury cars. The BMW kidney grille - standing prominently in the centre of the front end, as ever - is now even more eye-catching. The number of bars in the kidney grille has been reduced from 10 to nine, and the larger openings are an indication of the amount of cooling air required by the powerful engines. The new contours of the kidney grille bars (in aluminium matt on the eight-cylinder variants and black on the remaining models) underline the forward-surging stance of the radiator grille element. The new front apron, whose lower air intake is now a single stylistic unit and therefore comes across as ultra-wide, radiates sports performance and solidity. The front foglamps, which are positioned at the far outer edges of the front end, consist of three adjacent LED units and now feature a decorative surround. This trim element is chrome on the new BMW 6-Series Convertible and comes in high-gloss black for the new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe.
The full-LED headlights fitted as standard on all the models in the new BMW 6-Series line-up include a newly developed and extremely sophisticated design for the light sources. This has brought about a new interpretation of the signature BMW look created by the twin circular headlights. The low beam light is emitted from the two upper reflectors, the main beam light from the two lower reflectors. The indicators are now integrated into the accent strip cutting across the top of the headlight units.
Equipment, Design Pure Experience, Design Pure Excellence, M Sport package and BMW Individual: Bespoke luxury, aesthetics and driving pleasure
The new BMW 6-Series generates an intense form of driving pleasure regardless of the body variant specified and the engine fitted. It also boasts a beguilingly exclusive edge thanks to its luxurious interior ambience, extensive spread of standard equipment and high-quality options. As well as the eightspeed Steptronic sport transmission and LED headlights, all models are fitted as standard with the ConnectedDrive navigation package, Dakota leather trim, heated and electrically adjustable seats for the driver and front passenger (including memory function), two-zone automatic climate control with extended features, an electrically adjustable sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, cruise control with braking function, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, the Professional radio, a hi-fi loudspeaker system and a hands-free facility with USB audio interface.
The standard lightweight integral seats for the driver and front passenger come with an integrated belt system, whose optimised retraction mechanism uses electric assistance to enhance comfort. Customers can order their car with sports or comfort seats as an option for the driver and front passenger. The comfort seats are also available with the "active" function and active seat ventilation. Exclusive Nappa leather with extended features can be specified as an alternative to standard leather trim. Both the leather variants earmarked for the new BMW 6-Series Convertible are treated with SunReflective technology, which reduces the degree to which the surfaces are heated by the sun's rays. The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe can also be ordered with heated rear seats.
Premiere for Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence. Two equipment lines pave the way for targeted personalisation in the configuration of the new BMW 6-Series models. The Design Pure Experience line highlights the car's sporting aura through the specification of a BMW kidney grille with high-gloss black bars, BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, likewise high-gloss black tailpipe embellishers for the exhaust system and 19-inch bi-colour light-alloy wheels in exclusive starspoke design. The interior sees Nappa leather trim in the new bi-colour variant Cognac/Black sharing the limelight with interior trim strips in Fineline Brown fine wood.
The Design Pure Excellence option accentuates the exclusive appearance of the new BMW 6-Series model range with the addition of 19-inch light-alloy wheels and luxurious interior appointments. These include the newly designed Nappa leather trim in Ivory White/Black, a leather-covered instrument panel with contrast stitching, ceramic applications for the controls and interior trim strips in Poplar Grain Grey fine wood. In addition, both equipment lines include metallic paintwork and optional ambient lightning complete with illuminated door sill finishers.