2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe Thirst for Luxury and Innovative Technology
BMW has unveiled the 6-Series coupe, ahead of its debut at Auto Shanghai 2011. The third generation of the top-class Coupe sees premium carmaker BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream cars. The new BMW 6-Series Coupe impresses with its irresistible design and inspires with even sharper driving dynamics than its predecessor, noticeably optimised comfort levels and extra space. The hearts of sports car aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and innovative technology will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 6-Series Coupe.
Designed to be the ultimate "dream car," the coupe features a "shark nose" front-end with bi-xenon headlights and a forward-slanting grille. Further back, the profile boasts frameless windows, chrome accents, and a C-pillar with the distinctive Hofmeister kink. Lastly, in the rear, there's a dual exhaust system, LED taillights, and a trunk lid with an integrated spoiler.
Inside, the cabin is awash with high quality materials and premium amenities. Highlights include Dakota leather seats, high-gloss black trim (brushed aluminum and wood trim are also available), a freestanding 7-inch iDrive display and a spacious boot which can hold up to 460 liters (16.24 cubic feet) of luggage. On the options list, customers can order heated / ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and GPS navigation with an upgraded 10.2-inch display.
In the tech department, the car offers a head-up display, a rear-view camera, night vision assist (with pedestrian recognition), parking assist, and a lane departure / lane change warning system.
Specs engine, One V8 and one six-cylinder in-line engine are available for the new BMW 6 Series Coupe from market launch, and both can claim unique features.
These power units are kitted out with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, including High Precision Injection petrol direct injection, and stand out with their instantaneous power development, majestic in-gear acceleration, out-standing refinement and exemplary efficiency for their output class.
The eight-cylinder power unit in the new BMW 650i Coupe produces maxi-mum output of 300 kW/407 hp from its 4.4-litre displacement between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm. This unique engine, whose turbochargers are posi-tioned in the V-shaped area between the cylinder banks, produces an instan-taneous and sustained wave of power, making it a feast for the enthusiast driv-er. Peak torque of 600 Newton metres (443 lb-ft) is served up between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The sporting performance attributes of the V8 engine enable the new BMW 650i Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds, leaving the engine electronics to call a halt to proceedings at 250 km/h (155 mph). And yet the range-topping model also demonstrates extraordinary efficiency for this output class, recording average fuel consump-tion of 10.4 litres* per 100 kilometres (27.2 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle, together with CO2 emissions of 243 grams* per kilometre.
The new BMW 640i Coupe is powered by a six-cylinder in-line engine in which the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology brings both direct injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control to the table. This combination optimises both the responsiveness and efficiency of the 3.0-litre powerplant, which generates maximum output of 235 kW/320 hp at 5,800 rpm and puts its peak torque of 450 Newton metres (332 lb-ft) on tap between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The BMW 640i Coupe completes the sprint from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds, and its top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at 7.7 litres* per 100 kilometres (36.7 mpg imp), while CO2 emissions come in at 179 grams* per kilometre.
Standard-fitted eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox with steering wheel shift paddles; BMW 640i Coupe with Auto Start-Stop function.
Pricing information hasn't been released, but the redesigned model will go on sale in the United States this fall.