December 11, 2014
Upgrades to the BMW 6 Series and M6 revealed 2
Both models now have a much more improved interior quality together with upgraded engines. Keeping in line with all new vehicles, BMW have ensured that the new engine range produces more efficiency.
Style upgraded competing with the Audi A7
6 Series models comprise of the coupe, convertible and the Gran Coupe four door saloon. BMW have attempted to make this model more competitive with the likes of the Audi A7. The styling has been upgraded with new headlights that now come with LED main beams, slightly altered kidney grille features and a newly designed front and rear bumper. More attractive alloys wheels will also be included.
Great improvements to the interior
The interior will see a host of changes, naturally improving the overall quality and atmosphere. Two tone leather materials will be included along with better quality materials throughout the car. The head-up display has been upgraded will be made optional on the new vehicle.
More economical engines
As mentioned earlier the engines have been improved for economy. The German luxury automakers had to ensure that all engines comply with the EU6 regulation. The superb 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine now has a 0 – 62 MPH time of 4.6 seconds on all body styles. Economy wise the engine has improved, achieving a respectable 32.9 MPG and 31.7 MPG for the convertible model only.
Noise alterations to exhaust
Petrol engines will all have a sports exhaust which can have its noise turned altered for loudness via a switchable flap.
A sportier drive for the M6
The M6 doesn’t get an upgrade in terms of its performance. It will still be able to achieve 552 BHP. In that sense there wasn’t much need for an upgrade. However the driving ability of the car when on the road has been tweaked. The car is now a lot more agile with better suspension and steering.
Diesel variants have become a big hit in recent times when concerning luxury brands. The best-selling one concerning the M6, the 640d, is able to achieve 309 BHP together with 629Nm of torque. It has also improved its MPG rating to 54.3 with C02 emissions reduced to 146g/km. Racing from 0 – 62 MPH will take between 5.3 and 5.5 seconds. Eco Pro mode will be made available on all 6 Series models on order to improve efficiency.
The new BMW 6 Series and M6 will go on sale early next year after their appearances at the Detroit Motor Show.