BMW have announced their new 6 series for next year and styling tweaks give it a more purposeful and dynamic stance. On the inside a more sportingly luxurious approach has been adopted by BMW due to new trim materials, centre console surfaces and lighting as well as a broader range of standard and personalisation features.
Each of the petrol models come with a sports exhaust system for a more impressive note. Aerodynamic improvements alongside BMW’s Efficient Dynamic technology mean that the six cylinder models have greater fuel economy than before. Due to various features such as Dynamic Damper Control, Active Drive and Integral Active Steering drivers are now able to take a made-to-measure experience.
All three styles are available with efficient TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder and V8 engines with eight-speed automatic transmission.
Despite the impressive economical performance of the new 6-series’, each of them will comfortably achieve 0-62 in 5.5 seconds and for models such as the 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo 650i, 62 mph is dealt with in a considerably smaller amount of time. Over at the M division, BMW’s performance specialists have now squeezed out 560 bhp out of the V8-engined M6.
There are 18-inch alloy wheels for the coupe and convertible as well as the option to increase the size to up to 20-inches. Five new metallic paint finishes: Jatoba, Cashmere Silver, Glacier Silver, Mediterranean Blue and Melbourne Red.
The leather dashboard with contrasting stitching, once an option on all but the M Sport versions, now comes as standard – hinting at the improved quality and opulence in the new range. Dakota, Nappa and Merino leather trim will come as standard in the UK, depending on the model.
Connected Drive is also linked as standard to the newest version of the BMW Head up display, which shows safety and guidance information. The Concierge Services includes helpful features such as traffic information, reserve hotel rooms, flight information, ATM machines and out-of-hours pharmacies. Also, the backlighting of the multifunction information display changes colour depending whether the Comfort, Eco Pro or Sport mode is selected.
At the top of the extensive range featured on the new options list is Driving AssistantPlus which is a camera and radar based system that uses Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Lane Departure Warning and Pedestrian and Collision Warning.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupe, 6 Series Convertible and 6 Series Gran Coupe, as well as their M equivalents, go on sale from the 1st March 2015 in the UK.