BMW 6 Series Review
New BMW 6 Series launched at Rs. 86.40 lakh
08 November, 2012: The happier times will no more be a part of premium vehicles such as Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes Benz CLS Class in India as New BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is launched in India at a hefty price of Rs. 86.40 lakh by premium German automaker BMW. The BMW 640d Gran Coupe comes in sole trim i.e. a mammoth 3.0L twin-turbocharged diesel engine that emits a raw power of 317 PS at 4400 rpm teamed up with staggering torque of 630 Nm at 1500-2000 rpm.
Coupled with technically advanced 8-speed Automatic Transmission, this exquisite beast BMW 6-series coupe sprints from 0-100 kph in mere 5.4 seconds. Some of the arresting features are daytime running corona LED rings in head lights, night vision with pedestrian recognition, cruise control, power adjustable seats with memory function, AC with dual-zone climate control, paddle shifts and a brilliant high-end Bang & Olufsen surround sound music system.
BMW 6 Series Review By Expert
The BMW 6 Series has been one of the most preferred luxury sedans in its segment since its launch. Now with the entry of one more model type - BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – the company has taken a step forward in strengthening its position in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 86.40 lakh, the new 6 Series Gran Coupe will surely give its competitors like Audi A7 and Mercedes Benz CLS Class a run for their money.
Generating a peak power of 317 PS @ 4400 rpm from its powerful 3.0L twin-turbocharged diesel engine, the BMW 6 Series diesel Powertrain delivers a peak torque of 630 Nm @ 1500-2000 rpm. Coupled with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission system, the car can accelerate to a speed of 100 km per hour within just 5.4 seconds, making it one of the fastest among its competitors.
Besides this new variant, the BMW 6 Series model is available in two older variant including BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Coupé. Both these models are powered by a 4.4L petrol engine which delivers a peak power of 413 PS @ 5,500-6,400 along with a peak torque of 600 Nm @ 1,750-4,500. While the Convertible is available in only 4.4L petrol version, the Gran Coupe is available in only 3.3L diesel version. On the other hand, the coupe model is available in both petrol and diesel version.
Now coming to the feature line-up of this German beauty, the super luxury BMW 6 Series model is equipped with a range of advanced performance boosting features in combination with new age safety & security features. The major attractions of the 6 Series Gran Coupe include standard free-standing 10.2-inch full-color display, central console mounted driving experience control, , optional full-color BMW head-up display from BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW night vision, BMW head-up display, electromechanical power steering, auto start stop function, etc. The SUV is fully loaded in terms of safety and security features such as BMW night vision with pedestrian recognition, iDrive controller, Dynamic driving control etc.
BMW 6 Series mileage and fuel efficiency
The petrol version of the 6 Series Coupe, which is powered by a 4.4L engine, delivers a fuel economy of 9.52 km per liter (combined city and highway). On the other hand the fuel economy of the diesel version of this coupe version, which comes loaded with a 3.0L Powertrain, stands at 18.50 km per liter, (as claimed by the company).
On the other hand, the convertible version, delivers a combined fuel economy of 9.35 km per liter. The recently launched BMW 6 Series mileage (in Gran Coupe diesel version) is claimed to be around 14 km per liter in urban areas and combined fuel economy of 17.5 km per liter. The BMW 6 series is blessed with the new age efficiency dynamics which not only enhance performance but also reduce the fuel consumption of the car. Also the features like brake energy regeneration further enhance the efficiency of the car, making sure that your battery gets additional charge each time you use brake while driving.
In addition to this, for the mileage conscious buyers, an ECO PRO model has also been provided that helps in lowering the fuel consumption considerably. With the help of improved consumption figures such as heating and cooling systems and Transmission, the driver can achieve up to 20 percent reduction in the fuel consumption during ECO PRO mode.
BMW 6 Series Models and Features
As we have already gone through in the previous section, the BMW 6 Series models line-up include three body types such as Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe. While the Convertible model is available in only petrol version, the Gran Coupe model is available in only diesel version. The 6 Series Coupe model is offered in both petrol and diesel versions. Let’s take a look at the BMW 6 series feature line-up.
BMW 6 Series 650i Coupe – Besides carrying a petrol engine, all other features of the car are same as in the diesel version (640d).
BMW 6 Series 650i Convertible – While most of the features of this convertible model are similar to the 650i Coupe, there are some additional or different features over and above that includes a convertible soft top roof. It is available in petrol version only.
BMW 6 Series 640d Coupe – It is the diesel version of the coupe body type model of this car which come equipped with a range of new age features such as optional panorama-style view glass roof, electric interior roof liner and a lift function, integrated USB interface, 460L boot capacity, rear-mounted transport platform, innovative click-on system, Driver assistance systems, BMW Head-Up Display from BMW ConnectedDrive, Dynamic Driving Control, iDrive Controller, innovative camera system, Bluetooth office etc.
BMW 6 Series 640d Gran Coupe – This is the most recent model of the BMW 6 Series which has a similar feature line-up as offered with BMW 6 Series Coupe 640d model. The company offers an optional sports package for the sports car lovers with this model.
BMW 6 Series Engine, Power and Performance
As we have already discussed the BMW 6 Series is available in both petrol and diesel versions. The 6 Series 650i Coupe model is powered by a 4.4L petrol engine which delivers a peak power of 300 kW (407 hp) at 5,500 - 6,400 rpm in combination with max torque of 600 Nm at 1,750-4,000 rpm. The same engine powers the 6 Series 650i Convertible model with a slight difference in torque rpm range at 1,750-4,500 rpm. The powerful petrol engine of the car comes coupled with a highly efficient 8 - speed sports step-tronic auto-gearbox in both convertible and coupe versions.
On the other hand, the diesel version BMW 6 Series 640d Coupe is powered by a 2993cc 6 – Cylinder 24 – Valve engine which delivers a peak power of 230 kW (313 hp) at 4,400 rpm along with a peak torque of 630 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. The same diesel engine powered the newly launched Gran Coupe version and delivers similar power and torque output. The diesel version of the car has the same 8-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
Pick-up and Acceleration of BMW 6 Series
Both petrol and diesel versions of the BMW 6 series model are among the fastest in their segment. While the BMW 6 Series 640d Coupe model takes 5.5 seconds to break the speed barrier of 100 km per hour from a stand still position, the 650i Coupe petrol version is much faster and takes just 4.9 seconds to reach 100 km per hour. The 4.4L convertible version takes just 5 seconds to reach a speed mark of 100 km per hour. In addition to this, the recently launched BMW 6 Series 640d Gran Coupe that is powered by a 3.0L diesel engine is on a slower side and takes 5.4 seconds to cross the speed mark of 100 km per hour.
BMW Exterior and features
The skilled BMW designers have worked very hard in making the new BMW 6 Series model exclusively elegant. The fascinatingly curved body of the car perfectly showcases the trendsetting design characteristics. Talking about the front fascia of the car, it is blessed with some of the best in class features such as Adaptive LED Headlights which not only ensure a fatigue free drive but also adds to the looks of the car. The lead central module of the each headlight cluster is enclosed with two three-dimensional light rings, creating a trademark BMW appearance. Dynamic thick bulge on the side profile starting near the front wheel ends with merging in the tale-lamps.
The convertible model of the car is equipped with a soft top which look amazing in combination with drop-down rear window. The finishing touch to the exterior is given with the help of light 18-inch star spoke 365 alloy wheels with this model. Two more dynamic alloy wheel options are also there as an option including 19-inch V-spoke 366 and star spoke 367 light-alloy wheels. In a bid to give true character to the car, the exterior mirrors are coupled with high-quality carbon mirror caps.
The latest Gran coupe model of the car is available in 9 exciting colors including Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Space Gray, Deep Sea Blue, Vermilion Red, Orion Silver, Mineral White and Alpine White. However, the M Sports package is offered in limited colors only. The car is also available optional M Aerodynamics package which gives a finishing touch to the car with front apron, a rear apron and side sills.
BMW 6 Series Interior and Features
The interior of the car is superbly handcrafted with the help of a range of luxurious features. The latest Gran Coupe is blessed with sporty rear seats which are fully customized to offer sublime comfort and convenience to the two rear passengers. A 4+1 version of the car is also offered for the families who want to accommodate 3 people back side for short distance trips.
A range of leather upholstery themes are on offer in combination with a number of trim colors. The leather upholstery options include Leather Dakota Ivory White, Leather Dakota Cinnamon Brown, Leather Dakota Black, Exclusive Nappa Vermillion Red, Exclusive Nappa Ivory White, Exclusive Nappa Cinnamon Brown and exclusive Nappa Black. Three options of interior are on offer including Fine Wood Trim Poplar grain Gray, Fine Brushed Aluminum and Fine Wood Trim American Oak.
Now coming to the extensive list of comfort & convenience features, it seems like BMW team has left no stone unturned in making sure that the 6 Series buyer get more than what he could have asked for. The Integral Active Steering of the car makes the driving and parking a cake walk. To enhance the driver orientation, the company offers well-arranged cockpit with new age BMW Head-Up Display as an option. A standard free-standing 10.2-inch full-color display is positioned slightly to the side of the driver which comes in combination with advanced navigation system.
To boost the convenience for both driver and passengers, superior functionalities have been offered such as built-in headrests in rear seats, electric sun blinds for the rear windows, Four-zone automatic climate control etc. Moreover, if there is a requirement of the more luggage space, a load-through system is offered that enables you to fold down the rear seats in a 60:40 ratio and increase the boost space to up to 1265 liter from otherwise 460 liters boot.
One more exciting and worth mentioning feature of the car is a high tech camera system which contains five cameras. Also, there two optional front-end Side View cameras positioned in the front bumper, which makes sure you see the potential obstacle even if your view is impeded.
Driving and Handling of BMW 6 Series
Designed and engineered with new age driving dynamics, the BMW 6 Series is made much pleasure to drive while at the same time easy to handle. A range of advanced technological features have been offered to enhance driving and handling pleasure including the likes of driving experience control. The driving experience control system of the car let you enjoy the driving through five different modes including SPORT Mode, SPORT+ Mode, COMFORT+ Mode, and ECO PRO Mode.
While the SPORTS model let you take the pleasure of pure driving dynamics with quick responding accelerator, the SPORT+ Mode for the drivers who want the steering to be crisper and tighter with the Dynamic Stability Control. On the other hand, in the COMFORT+ model you get Optional Adaptive Drive or Dynamic Damper Control.
However, if you are conscious for the fuel consumption of your car, an ECO PRO model has also been provided. In this mode, lower fuel consumption has been achieved with the help of improved consumption figures such as heating and cooling systems and Transmission. The company claims that the driver can achieve up to 20 percent reduction in the fuel consumption during ECO PRO mode.
Safety features in BMW 6 Series
When it comes to safety & security, the BMW 6 Series appears an omnipotent luxury saloon. The car has all essential advanced safety features as a part of its standard equipment list including the likes of multiple airbags, ABS (antilock braking system), Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Damper Control etc. Also, the car is also equipped with a range of advanced technological features such as BMW Head-Up Display, Adaptive LED Headlights, BMW night vision with pedestrian recognition, iDrive controller, Dynamic driving control etc.
In addition to this, it is equipped with a high tech camera system which contains five cameras with two optional front-end Side View cameras, which are positioned in the front bumper, which makes sure you see the potential obstacle even if your view is impeded.
BMW 6 Series Accessories
Being the high segment luxury sedan, the BMW 6 Series accessories list is fully equipped with a range of class leading accessories such as 20-inch V-spoke 356 Liquid Black wheels, BMW ConnectedDrive, BMW holder for the Apple iPad™ through which one can easily go through versatile positioning options such as ‘Movie mode’ or ‘Office mode’ – you can comfortably use your iPad from the back seat.
In addition to this, a range of accessories are offered through BMW lifestyle collection such as the stylish black travel bag, BMW Business Collection, practical document case and BMW Golf Collection which includes golf bag and golf cart bag, golf balls and valuables etc.
Considering the fascinating road presence and sublime inner ambience, the BMW 6 Series can be called one of the best available saloons in its segment. What adds glitters to the gold is the exciting range of technological features which not only boost the performance but also enhance comfort and convenience.
Moreover, the BMW engineers worked hard on making this car highly efficient with improving the car on both designing and technological front. To reduce fuel consumption, BMW EfficientDynamics has been bought into action, which carries a range of intelligent technologies that not only enhance fuel economy but reduce the CO2 emission significantly.
The availability of three model types including convertible, coupe and Gran Coupe, enhance the number of choice for the buyers, so that one can enjoy the BMW 6 Series performance and luxury in their favorite body type.
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