The BMW 6 Series is a range of executive coupés produced by the German automaker, BMW. The first was the E24, being derived from the first generation 7 Series, the BMW E23. The E24 was launched in 1976 to replace the 3.0CS & 3.0CSi (E9). 14 years later, in 2003, BMW released the all new E63/E64 which was available as a coupé and convertible, based on the chassis of the E60 5 Series sedan. Models were the 645Ci (later replaced with the 650i) and the 630i, while the highest performance model is the BMW M6. The third generation F12 and F13 6 series were released in 2011 for the 2012 model year, sharing a platform and some engines with the 7 Series (F01) and 5 Series (F10), and introducing a four-door coupé (fastback sedan) style. BMW unveiled information and pictures in September, 2010 of the Concept 6 Series, which was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The third generation BMW F12 (coupé) and F13 (convertible) were released as 2012 models at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and New York Auto Show. BMW revealed the 6-Series Convertible on November 18, 2010. The vehicle is powered by two petrol engines and a diesel engine - a 6-cylinder, twin power turbo engine which will produce 320bhp (239 kW) at 5800rpm and the 650i will be powered by a V8, twin turbo engine which will produce 407bhp (303 kW) at 5500rpm. The 640d is powered by an I6 twin scroll turbocharged diesel engine producing 313bhp (233 kW) at 4400rpm. The folding top is still fabric as compared to the E93 3 Series convertible which is equipped with a metal roof. Both the 640 and the 650 are available in BMW's all-wheel drive layout as the 640ix and 650ix. Initially announced in December 2011, and on display to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, BMW extended the 6 Series range with a four-door saloon to provide a rival to the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS. Initially shown as the Gran Coupe Concept in 2010, which was based on the 2007 CS Concept, the Gran Coupe is available in 640i, 640d and 650i derivatives. The 650i's V8 now produces 444bhp (331 kW). Till date BMW Group has invested more than Rs 180 Crores in India. The wide range of BMW activities in India include the establishment of a production plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, parts warehouse in Mumbai and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of the country. Though the Chennai plant, at the moment, is not producing the 6 series, it has future plans for it as the FR layout of the 6 series is more suited to the Indian sub-continent. The Grand Tourer class of the 6 series is essential in the future development of the Indian BMW centre.
BMW 6 Series Mileage
The fuel economy of BMW 6 Series overall (i.e. coupe and convertible) is 7.94 kmpl in petrol and 9.52 kmpl in diesel. The BMW 6 Series coupe returns a fuel economy of 7 kmpl on the highways, whereas city mileage, as per standard city runs with the air-conditioner on, for the BMW 6 Series coupe is 4.5 kmpl. The Average CO2 emission is about 255.7 g/km. The top speed of 6 Series Coupe is 250 kmph (limited) and it can accelerate from 0-100kmph in about is 4.9 seconds. The top speed of 6 Series Coupe diesel is 250 kmph (limited), and the top speed of 6 Series Convertible is 250 kmph (limited) as well.
Power of BMW 6 Series
BMW 6 Series Coupe and Convertible both have 8-cylinder power units and 4.8-liter engine which gives a maximum output of 360bhp at 6,300rpm, and with a high torque output of 488.09Nm at 3,400 rpm. Once again, the 8-cylinder power unit in the new BMW 6 Series marks the pinnacle in superior power and performance. The latest BMW 650i Coupe can accelerates to 100 kmph in 5.4 seconds while the BMW 650i convertible completes the same task in 5.6 seconds. Both the 6 Series of BMW Coupe and Convertible have the latest in unique driving characteristics. They have a very active power unit and the rear wheel drive. BMW follows the principal of light weight development and guarantees high levels of stability. It has high performance brake callipers with inner vented brake discs that make the brakes more active and easy to apply.
BMW 6 Series Colours
These colors are available with all variants of BMW 6 Series
Deep Sea Blue
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The 6 series convertible accelerates from 0 – 100 kmph in 5.0 seconds. It’s top speed is 250 kmph with a drag ratio of 0.32, and a turning radius of 11.7 m. Whereas the Coupe version of the 6 Series takes just 0.3 seconds more to cover 0 -100 kmph. Its top speed is a similar 250kmph as of the 6 Series Convertible
BMW 6 Series Exteriors
Looking at the outer side of the fresh 6-Series Gran Coupe, one can easily notice the car’s outlines and exteriors that are inspired by the ebbing of waves. This enhances the car’s external design to create a feeling of sporty grace which emphasises the lavish appeal and elegant look of the four-door BMW 6 Series. The car’s front end is filled by big and diagonal BMW kidney grille plus a V-shaped top that flawlessly combines with the silhouettes of the headlights, and air intakes. The stripe at the front goes with strongly flared wheel arches and LED fog lamps that are placed well plus a lower air pipe, split into three sectors by model-specific L-shaped electroplated bars. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with Adaptive Xenon headlights as usual, while car owners can add Adaptive LED Headlights as an option. As many car critics say, the low and smooth lines of the BMW 6 Series are intensely impressive. The passenger section appears very unique and enticing as the window silhouette expands across the C pillar. The frame-less door windows also add elegance and indicate a sporty look. To add more cachet to the car’s design, the long side windows improve the use of light to boost the feeling of spaciousness while inside the vehicles. The C pillar includes an elite embossed Gran Coupe lettering behind the glass found at the lower corner of each rear window. All of these features symbolise the charming elegance of the BMW 6 Series. On a lateral view, the model can be easily recognized by its four-door layout and its wheelbase that is lengthier compared to any other BMW model. It also has a longer passenger compartment and comes with side windows that feature first-class Chrome Line Exterior surrounds. This feature also extends at the back portion of the C-pillar. Viewing it from behind, the trunk top and rear face both have adulate surfacing than most cars in this series. The two-part L-shaped back lights share the outlines of the car’s BMW 6 Series models. In addition to the horizontal and V-shaped lines at the back, the BMW 6 Series suggests powerful and energetic style. Another unique feature of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is the third brake light that comes along the entire width of the back window.
External dimensions of BMW 6 Series, overall length 4897.12mm, overall width 1894.84mm, overall height 1369.06mm, wheelbase 2854.96mm, front track 1600.2mm, rear track 1656.08mm and curb to curb turning circle 11704.3mm. The 6 Series Convertible measures, length 4894mm x width1894mm x height 1365mm and wheel base are 2855mm
BMW 6 Series Interior
The inner design of BMW 6 Series is a signature of a perfect mixture of elegance, luxury and force which leads to a harmonious formation of the front and back seating. The driver-oriented floor and the front passenger area are enclosed by sophisticated arched surfaces and the roominess of the rear passenger partition that ensures refined and luxurious cosiness in all driving situations. The wheelbase is 113 millimetres longer and gives way for extra legroom enjoyed by back-seat passengers. The internal design impression that the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has set forth ensures first-rate spatial variability. There is plenteously more than enough space to easily accommodate two passengers at the back. The five passenger capacity seating arrangement also gives enough space for a third rear passenger on short journeys. The boot has a capacity of 460 litres, which can be pushed up to 1265 litres because of the folding rear-seat backs and the through-loading system.
BMW 6 Series has a luggage compartment that offers a convincingly large amount of storage space whether the roof is open or closed and an interior in which up to four people can travel comfortably even on long journeys. The locking central armrest and two drink holders in the central console offer ample storage space for all those indispensable travel accessories. Larger items of luggage fit effortlessly into the generous boot. With the roof closed, its 350 litres provide enough space for two golf bags or up to five crates of water. When the roof is opened, it folds away so compactly that you still have 300 litres of stowage space. The BMW 6 Series Convertible becomes even more flexible with Original BMW Accessories. Examples include the precisely fitted, multifunctional luggage compartment mat with folding box and boot sill protector. The rear-mounted transport platform conveniently carries two bicycles for sporting performances away from the road. A click-on system makes it easy to mount the platform on the car, with no tools required. The boot lid remains easily accessible and the roof can still be opened and closed. All of these features helped the system to win the red dot award for innovative product design in 2009. The optional glass roof of the BMW 6 Series Coupé offers a panorama-style view. Equipped with an electric interior roof liner and a lift function, it provides a great deal of light for the inside together with a pleasant feeling of openness. Your iPhone has a secure and stable docking station in the media snap-in adapter: thanks to the external aerial and the integrated USB interface for connecting the music player, it guarantees convenient musical enjoyment and an optimum network connection. You can store the travel accessories you need and provisions for the trip in the storage compartments in the central armrest and the drink holders in the centre console. Large items of luggage have ample space in the boot with a capacity of 460 litres. A change from road to Alpine piste sees the optional ski bag come into its own. It can be easily used to stow away one or two pairs of skis from the boot and disappears conveniently out of sight when no longer required. Really bulky travel companions such as a pair of bicycles can be carried on the rear-mounted transport platform. The innovative click-on system allows them to be mounted in no time at all and without any tools.
The BMW 6 Series measures 1016 mm in front headroom, rear headroom is about 906.78mm, front and rear legroom are 1069.34 and 774.7mm respectively, the front and rear shoulder room measures 1445.26 and 1262.38mm.
BMW 6 Series Engine and Performance
BMW 6 Series is available with 2 engine options: 1 diesel and 1 petrol. The 4395cc, V8 petrol engine generates maximum power of 407bhp with maximum torque of 600Nm. The 2996cc petrol engine develops maximum power of 313bhp with maximum torque of 630Nm. The 6-Series Convertible is available in only petrol (powered by 4395cc, V8 petrol engine). The Coupe is available in both petrol and diesel. Gran Coupe is available in only diesel. With the BMW 6 Series Coupé, long distances become sprints. Just a brief press of the accelerator unleashes the power of the V8 petrol engine. In every corner you sense the close contact with the road; each acceleration releases the captivating and sonorous sound of the 8 cylinders. Make travelling your favourite sport: the V8 engine with petrol direct injection and TwinPower Turbo accelerates with an outstanding 330 kW (450bhp) and a maximum torque of 650Nm from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.6 seconds. As befits its performance, the V8 petrol engine is thrifty – using an average of 8.9 to 8.6 l/100 km with combined CO2 emissions of 206 to 199g/km. The 8-speed Sport automatic transmission Steptronic keeps the engine in the optimum revving range and shifts almost imperceptibly while offering you supreme travelling comfort. Centrally fitted exhaust turbochargers in the V of the cylinder banks permit an especially compact engine design and hence a low weight. The combination of systematic lightweight chassis construction and optimised aerodynamics produces unique agility, perfect road-holding and absolutely precise handling. Dynamic Driving Control gives the BMW 6 Series Convertible even more sporting character at the touch of a button. The result is a more spontaneous engine response, sportier gear shifts and a tighter setting for the steering. The optional Adaptive Drive also stiffens the chassis and offers the additional COMFORT mode. The only reason you’ll want to step off the accelerator is to open the roof and feel the wind.
The BMW 6 Series Coupe front and rear tyre dimensions are 225/55 R17 Y and 225/55 R 17 Y. Wheel dimension and material front and rear end are 8J x17 inch, light- alloy. Whereas the Convertible version measures 245/40 R19 front and 275/35 R19 rear and wheel dimension and material front and rear are 8.5 J x19 inch light alloy and 9J x19 inch, light alloy.
Braking & Handling
The most dynamic and comfortable way to save: the eight-speed sports automatic transmission Steptronic not only ensures incredibly swift changes and reduces background noise at high speeds, it also significantly reduces fuel consumption. Only the tachometer will reveal how fast and seamlessly the new eight-speed sports automatic transmission changes gear. The additional gears are finely graduated so that the change from third to fourth gear, for example, takes place with small rev intervals and the transmission process itself is barely perceptible. At the same time, the engine is always held at the performance level at which it can optimally utilise its strength. For more dynamics, more comfort – and more efficiency. At higher speeds the engine revs drop due to the eight gear, thus decreasing fuel consumption, which is further reduced in the BMW 640i thanks to the automatic transmission with Auto Start Stop function. The engine switches of when the car stops and starts up again while your foot is leaving the brake pedal. A touch of the paddle next to the gearshift lever changes the level of driving pleasure from NORMAL to SPORT: the engine responds more spontaneously to the accelerator and the eight-speed sports automatic transmission Steptronic lets the engine rev high before quickly changing up a gear. At the same time it tightens the setting of the steering. Touch the paddle again to enter the SPORT + mode where the Dynamic Stability Control allows controlled drifting to the limit. The currently active mode is permanently displayed underneath the speedometer, and in the SPORT mode the drive train and chassis settings can be quickly and individually configured using the iDrive Controller for dynamic driving on badly surfaced roads for example. The optional Adaptive Drive offers selectable chassis settings and the additional COMFORT mode. Until now, braking meant giving away energy. Brake Energy Regeneration puts an end to this by winning energy back during braking to charge the battery. As soon as drivers take their foot off the accelerator the generator is engaged and converts excess kinetic energy into electrical energy. Once the battery is fully charged, the generator is disengaged from the engine. This unburdens the engine and reduces emissions. Fuel consumption savings means that there is more power available for acceleration.
Handling & Safety
The electromechanical power steering system only activates when it's needed: when you're turning the wheel. It draws electrical power from the battery, which Brake Energy Regeneration has previously captured from the vehicle's kinetic energy. This element of BMW Efficient Dynamics replaces the conventional hydraulic power-steering system with an electric motor. While hydraulic systems constantly draw power from the engine - thereby consuming extra fuel - the innovative BMW system only springs into action when it's actually needed. If you don't move the steering wheel (on a straight, for example, or on a steady curve) the electric motor remains inactive, reducing power consumption. Take control of your travel plans with BMW Assist. Up-to-date traffic information, congestion reports and alternative route suggestions can be called up at the press of a button. The automatic emergency assistance with vehicle location feature is also on hand to increase passenger safety. A clear view in unclear situations with innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive: up to five cameras give the BMW 6 Series Coupé a clear view of any situation. Two front-end Side View cameras are integrated in the front bumper, one directed to the left and one to the right. Both images are shown simultaneously on the free-standing Control Display to give you a clear view when carrying out parking manoeuvres. The Rear View camera also provides welcome support when parking. Interactive lane lines in the image inform the driver whether or not the parking space is large enough. The zoom function allows you to adjust the image so that you can attach a trailer to the tow bar without the need for further assistance. The Top View cameras in the wing mirrors complete the camera package. Together with the data from the Rear View camera the system generates a bird's eye image of the BMW 6 Series Coupé and its current location. Whether you are entering or leaving a parking space, carrying out every manoeuvre is simple and safe. Top and side views are constituents of the optional Surround View.
Stereo & Accessories in BMW 6 Series
The new BMW 6 Series comes loaded with some really cool gadgets like heads up display in full colour and stats, night vision with infra-red camera, Bluetooth office and Driver assistance and parking assistance systems. All of these features are a state of art hi-tech gadgets with advance monitoring and controlling features.
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Pros & Cons
BMW 6 Series Pros :
Amazing handling, cool gadgets, plush Interiors and breath taking acceleration.
BMW 6 Series Cons :
Expect to make stops at the service centre every now and then. While it is a wonderful car, it is prone to electronic and tire issues. And a bit heavy on the pocket.
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BMW 6 Series prices were updated on 22 May 2013