BMW has unveiled the new facelifted BMW 6-Series Coupe and Convertible, which brings many updates to the 2+2 GT including a new turbodiesel engine variant as well as updated interiors and exteriors. The new faeclifted BMW 6-Series will come in 630i, 635d, and 650i forms, and will all be rear-wheel drive.
The base BMW 630i model comes with a 3.0 liter straight-six making 272 horsepower at 6,700rpm and 320Nm of torque peaking between 2,750 and 3,000rpm, while the BMW 635d turbodiesel uses BMW?s award winning 3.0 liter twin turbodiesel engine making 286 horsepower at 4,400rpm and massive churning power of 580Nm between 1,750rpm and 2,250rpm. The top of the line BMW 650i has a 4.8 liter V8, putting out 367 horsepower at 6,300rpm and 490Nm of torque at 3,400rpm. All engines have the option of BMW?s new quick-locking 6-speed auto gearbox which made it?s debut in the 335i, helping reduce transmission losses as well as achieving faster shifts.
The 6-Series interior also gets BMW?s new shift-by-wire shift lever found on the new 2nd gen X5 and the facelifted 5-Series. Dynamic Drive is an optional feature which uses variable electronically controlled anti-roll bars to counter body roll during cornering maneuvers. On the interior, iDrive has been updated to the latest version. You get safety features such as lane departure warning with vibration signal on the steering wheel. There is also a heads-up display showing you information such as speed as well as navigation instructions from the iDrive system. iDrive also shows the video feed from BMW Night Vision, which uses thermal imaging at ranges of up to 300 meters. For the convertible, leather seats are made with BMW?s SunReflective Technology leather which uses cool pigments to reduce any undue overheating of the seat surfaces when the car is open.
Differences in temperature compared to normal leather can be up to 20 degrees Celcius. The new bodykit features a wider front air intake on the bumper, and the turn indicators are now lit by LED and have a crystalline effect. The corona rings (angel eyes) in the headlamps now function as daytime running lights. There are also two new colours – Deep Sea Blue and Space Grey, as well as three new alloy wheel designs. The rear end now has an extra third brake light integrated into the spoiler lip, and the existing brake lamps are now lit by LED, as well as had it’s inner design altered.