BMW 6 Series
F13 6 Series
1 Jun 2015
BMW performed a minor facelift to its 6 Series prices but it was a fillip to features list that sweetened the deal.
The German car-maker beefed up the road presence by removing a bar and spacing those remaining in the traditional "kidney grille" further apart, as well as mildy altering the nose and tail.
Among the key additions to an already-extensive standard features list were adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beam, a sports exhaust system for the petrol models, (on all petrol models), digital radio reception, the auto-parking system, soft close doors and four extra paint finishes.
The 6 Series line-up started with the 235kW/450Nm turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder 640i Coupe, which had 19-inch alloy wheels, a head-up display, parking sensors front and rear and climate control , while the Convertible was also available in the 640i guise and included a requisite wind deflector and active rollover protection system.
The 650i range had coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe models, all of which were propelled by a twin-turbo 330kW/650Nm 4.4-litre V8 and sat on 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptively-damped suspension and active anti-roll bars.
The 640d was a Gran Coupe only proposition, powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder variable-geometry turbodiesel producing 230kW and 630Nm.
The performance-oriented M6 range also received an upgrade, principally the addition of the Competition Package as standard, pushing peak power up by 29kW to 441kW, with torque increased by 20Nm to 700Nm, from 1500rpm to 6000rpm.
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