New BMW 6-Series
Now in its third generation, the new BMW 6 Series Coupé takes the luxury 2+2 concept
a step further by matching enhanced comfort and elegant design with sporting
performance on a even higher level. The BMW 6 Series Coupé features a sweeping
coupé roofline while the long bonnet, short over-hangs, set-back passenger
compartment with Hofmeister kink, long wheelbase and flat waistline embody the
typical proportions of a BMW coupé more than any other model.
Two exceptional BMW turbocharged petrol engines and a twin turbocharged diesel
powerplant, a newly developed chassis and a host of class-leading driver assistance
technology ensure that the new BMW 6 Series Coupé is full of substance, while interior
space and comfort have been enhanced.
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|BMW 650i Coupé
|BMW 640i Coupé
|BMW 640d Coupé
|* Electronically limited
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé features a long sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger
compartment and flowing roof-line. Its now traditional BMW “shark nose”, with a large,
forward-slanted BMW kidney grille, broad air intakes, wide, contoured bonnet and
muscular wheel arches, allude to the powerful engine beneath. Inspired by the
movement of water, the fluid lines of the car combine with the subtly curved surfaces to
create a look of athletic elegance, which together with the 74mm increase in length and
5mm lower height creates a powerful stance.
Character lines stretching the full length of the body define the side view of the
BMW 6 Series Coupé. The long, flat bonnet elongates the silhouette while the roof
sweeps down in one fluid line, combining with the main body effortlessly, in an elegant
coupé fashion, while the frameless doors and chrome side window border emphasise
the tight lines of the typically BMW Hofmeister kink.
From the rear, bulging wheel arches and horizontal lines highlight the wide track of the
new BMW 6 Series Coupé, alluding to its sporting performance and impressive road
holding. Two-part rear light clusters give the typical BMW L-shape lights a particularly
sporty, dynamic edge. Inside the units, two LED-powered light strips create a striking
night-time look. The rear indicators and brake lights also use LED units.
Longer, lower and wider, the new car is larger in every dimension than its predecessor
except height, where it now stands half a centimetre closer to the ground. At 4,894mm
in length, the new model is 74mm longer than its predecessor, while the wheelbase has
stretched similarly, to 2,855mm. The car has also grown by 39mm in width, and now
measures 1,894mm across, while 5mm have been shaved off its height.
As standard the new BMW 6 Series Coupé is equipped with xenon headlights that have
BMW’s familiar double corona look while high-quality chrome elements, such as the fog
lamps consisting of a string of three LED units, on the outer edges of the front apron
accentuate the width of the car.
Optional Adaptive LED Headlights are available for the first time and provide a bright
white light, similar to natural daylight, with low beam and high beam LED light rings.
Horizontal LED ribs are positioned in the centre of the light rings ensuring BMW’s
hallmark twin round headlight look is expressed in a strikingly fresh way. More than just
style over substance, the Adaptive LED lights automatically pivot and adjust to the line
of the corner depending on the car’s speed, steering angle and yaw rate to provide the
best visibility possible for the driver.
The interior: made to measure luxury for four
Despite its lower height, the new 2+2 BMW 6 Series Coupé offers greater headroom in
both the front and the rear, and height adjustment of the driver and front passenger
seats now cover a greater range too. The individual rear sets also provide passengers
with additional shoulder and elbow room, making for more comfortable cruising.
The front passenger area is bordered by a surface curving elegantly from the armrest
over the side edge of the centre console, upwards and outwards into the instrument
panel and then horizontally into the door trim, surrounding the front passenger area with
a feeling of exclusive security.
In tune with the rest of the car’s optimised performance and greater comfort, the new
BMW 6 Series Coupé is fitted with newly developed lightweight seats with an
integrated seatbelt system and Easy Entry function to the rear passenger compartment:
a brief tap of a switch automatically moves the seat as far forward as possible. Sports
seats and Comfort seats can be fitted as an option too. The boot can accommodate 460 litres of luggage, equivalent to three 46-inch golf bags or two
medium hard-shell cases and a flight case. To utilise the rear space further the rear
seats can be specified with a through-loading ski hatch, allowing two pairs of skis to be
transported with ease.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé is available with two petrol engines and one diesel
engine: the 650i, 640i and 640d respectively.
The world’s sportiest diesel engine is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged in-line six-cylinder
unit producing 313hp at 4,400rpm and 630Nm of torque from only 1,500rpm with the
help of variable geometry turbocharging. The BMW 640d Coupé is capable of
accelerating from zero to 62mph in 5.5seconds before topping out at an electronicallylimited
top speed of 155mph.
It achieves this performance courtesy of sequential turbochargers, one smaller than the
other, that provide a near continuous wave of torque from low revs. A complex
arrangement of waste gates in the exhaust ensure the smooth transition from one turbo
to another as the revs increase. The BMW 640d Coupé is fitted as standard with an
eight-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start-Stop and active air flaps behind the
kidney grille. Such engineering expertise is the reason why the model offers rapid
performance but can still achieve 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and record CO2
emissions of 145g/km.
The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine in the new BMW 650i Coupé is unique in that the
brace of turbochargers are positioned in the V-shaped area between the cylinder banks.
This design results in more efficient packaging and greater engine efficiency. A
maximum 407hp is developed between 5,500 and 6,400rpm, with peak torque of
600Nm available between 1,750 and 4,500rpm.
The new BMW 650i Coupé sprints from zero to 62mph in 4.9 seconds, with a top
speed electronically limited to 155mph. For a model of such blistering performance and
refinement, it is also extraordinarily efficient, with average combined fuel consumption of
26.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 246g/km.
The six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW 640i Coupé uses single turbocharger
technology alongside petrol direct injection with VALVETRONIC fully variable valve
control. This enables the 3.0-litre unit to develop a maximum 320hp at 5,800rpm and
maximum torque of 450Nm between 1,300 and 4,500rpm. This engine propels the
BMW 640i Coupé from zero to 62mph in 5.4 seconds and on to an electronically limited
top speed of 155 mph.
Perhaps even more remarkable are its efficiency figures. The BMW 640i Coupé
achieves 36.2mpg on the combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are only 181g/km,
proving that at BMW luxurious sporting performance does not come at the expense of
economy. Indeed, this model, like the 640d, is fitted as standard with an automatic transmission that features Auto Start-Stop technology and an automatic active air flap
control behind the car’s kidney grille for optimum engine performance.
Fuel saving technology called ECO PRO mode is offered on the 6 Series. By a touch of
the Drive Dynamic Control button ECO PRO mode tweaks the engine management
system, accelerator mapping and gear-shift characteristics to favour a relaxed, lowrevving
driving style. At the same time, power usage for electronically operated
functions such as climate control is regulated to ensure maximum efficiency. A display
on the instrument cluster keeps the driver informed of the levels of energy efficiency
being achieved to encourage an economical driving style.
As with all BMWs, the new 6 Series Coupé comes with a raft of BMW
EfficientDynamics measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In addition to
the features highlighted on the 640i Coupé and 640d Coupé, all models have
technology such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering (EPS), the
need-based operation of ancillary components and intelligent lightweight construction
to ensure maximum efficiency as standard.
An eight-speed Sport automatic gearbox is standard fitment on all three models, and its
wide range of ratios offer a perfect balance of muscular, sprinting performance, refined
high speed cruising and low speed efficiency.
The newly developed chassis of the new BMW 6 Series Coupé comes as standard with
Drive Dynamic Control, which allows drivers to choose how responsive they want the
gearbox, steering and throttle to be, while the Adaptive Drive system is available as an
option with electrically controlled dampers and anti-roll stabilisation.
Both the double wishbone front axle and the integral rear axle are made predominantly
from aluminium. The chassis set-up is geared to the requirements of drivers looking for
a sporting character, although the dampers also respond sensitively to bumps in the
road surface under high lateral acceleration.
In addition to the standard electromechanical power steering, another unique feature in
this segment is the optional Integral Active Steering system. This system combines
Active Steering for the front axle with a steering rear axle, allowing the steering angle
and power assistance to be controlled at both the front and the rear with the help of
electric motors. This precisely harmonised system offers extraordinary agility in
dynamic driving situations, while allowing for an impressively deft touch around twisty
mountain passes and in city traffic.
Pricing and specification including M Sport for the first time
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé comes with the highest ever level of standard
specification on a Six. Standard for the 640i Coupé and 640d Coupé are 18-inch light
alloy wheels, while the 650i Coupé comes as standard with a 19-inch light alloy wheel.
All derivatives feature Dakota leather upholstery, eight-speed Sport automatic
transmission, electric seat adjustment with memory, BMW Professional Multimedia
Navigation system, Xenon headlights, LED front fog lights and front and rear Park
Distance Control to name but a few of the standard specification highlights.
The BMW 6 Series Coupé is now available in M Sport specification. The M Sport
package adds the M aerodynamic bodystyling package, 19-inch M light alloy wheels,
dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim and black brake callipers. Inside Anthracite headlining, Aluminium Hexagon trim, Sport seats and M
Sport multi-function leather rimmed steering wheel are fitted.
At the same time as M Sport and the 640d derivative come to the UK for the Coupé,
the 6 Series Convertible can now also be specified with M Sport.
Includes Surround-view, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Parking Assist,
Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Speed Limit Display
and, still unique in the segment, Head-up Display.
Most advanced audio system ever to grace a BMW offered
Exclusively developed as an option for the new BMW 6 Series, the Bang & Olufsen
High-End Surround Sound System produces an exceptionally natural sound from
16 speakers distributed around the cabin. Jointly developed by the Danish audio
specialists and BMW, the superb sound system, comprising of two bass speakers,
seven mid-range speakers and seven tweeters, all with individual amplifiers, uses Dirac
Dimensions technology to recreate the acoustics of a reference listening room. This
allows all passengers to enjoy the same outstanding sound quality regardless of where
they are sitting.
In addition a number of other options, exclusive to the premium luxury segment, can be
specified such as Surround-view, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition,
Parking Assist, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, and
Speed Limit Display. The new BMW 6 Series Coupé is also the only car in its segment
to be available with a Head-up Display. The latest generation Head-up Display system
uses a broader palette of colours and three-dimensional graphics to create an even
(BMW Press Release)