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The new 2016 BMW 6 Series.
Thu Feb 12 00:00:00 CET 2015 Press Release
Three body styles rejuvenated and ready to take on the competition
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Richmond Hill, ON. Through three generations, the BMW 6 Series has defined that unique blend of style and elegance with the performance and handling that one would expect of The Ultimate Driving ExperienceTM. For the 2015 model year the third-generation of BMW 6 Series receives a range of enhancements that refine the character that is unique to the 6 Series. Now offered in three distinct body styles – traditional two-door Coupé, open-air Convertible and unique four-door Gran Coupé – all three are again offered with a choice of BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, the 315 horsepower inline-six in the 640i models and the 445 horsepower V8 in the 650i models. Sitting at the top of the 6 Series range, in terms power and performance, is the BMW M6 with its 560 horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V8, again available in all three body styles
The new 2016 BMW 6 Series makes it’s Canadian debut at the Canadian International Auto Show and arrives in BMW showrooms in April 2015.
The new 2016 BMW 6 Series lineup debuts with the following base MSRP:
640i xDrive Gran Coupé $89,900
650i xDrive Coupé $99,500
650i xDrive Gran Coupé $101,000
650i xDrive Cabriolet $110,500
The new 2016 BMW M6 lineup debuts with the following base MSRP:
M6 Coupé $125,000
M6 Gran Coupé $129,000
M6 Cabriolet $129,500
Monstrous performance and excellent efficiency.
The exceptional performance and efficiency of the new 2016 BMW M6 Coupé, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupé are made possible by the remarkable 4.4-liter M turbocharged V8 engine. This high-tech engine features innovative M TwinPower Turbo technology – consisting of a pair of twin scroll turbochargers feeding a patented cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Injection, Double-VANOS variable cam-timing system, andValvetronic high-rev throttle-less intake technology. These systems work in harmony to reinforce the customary M driving attributes, such as linear control, instantaneous responses, an appetite for revs, consistent power delivery, and familiar M acoustic feedback. At the same time, the M turbocharged engine is relatively efficient, making for excellent fuel efficiency in everyday circumstances.
The 4.4-liter M turbocharged V8 engine develops 560 hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm in the new BMW M6 Coupé, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupé, and its peak torque of (500 lb-ft) is available across a broad rev band (1,500 – 5,750 rpm). Its excellent power delivery allows the new BMW M6 Coupé to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible 4.3 sec., BMW M6 Gran Coupé 4.2 sec.), in preliminary testing.
The new BMW M6 models transfer the engine’s power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drivelogic. M DCT upshifts with no interruption in the flow of power and features the Low Speed Assistant, enabling “creep on demand” functionality (up to 14 km/h) when signaled by the driver with a light touch of the accelerator. The driver can also choose to take control manually using the paddles on the steering wheel. The standard Active M Differential is an extremely important feature in the cars’ athletic ability. It proactively splits the engine’s power between the rear wheels according to the driving situation, driver inputs, and the conditions of the road, thus improving power delivery during exit from a corner. Likewise, during off-power scenarios, the Active M Differential may proactively decouple the rear axles for maximum stability while cornering and braking. M Carbon Ceramic Brakes may be specified as an option for the new BMW M6 Coupé, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupé.