The new 2015 BMW M6 Facelift makes its world premiere today ahead of its public unveil at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. One of the immediate changes from the pre-LCI model is the new LED headlights and their turn signals moved from the bottom of the units to the top.
The telematics and infotainment systems have also been slightly upgraded.
New exterior colors were added as well: Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic.
Inside BMW is adding a Finalize Brown Wood as trim and a few other small additions to leather and trim.
Other than that, the 2015 BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe, will remain the same sports cars we got to enjoy so far.
Here is the full press release:
Through subtle enhancements, the newly enhanced BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Gran Coupe, and new BMW M6 Convertible allow BMW M GmbH to reinforce its legendary leadership position in the ultra-high-performance luxury segment.
The outgoing models had already set new benchmarks with the flawless balance of power, efficiency, agility, comfort and luxury that is typical of M models. And now the new BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe are poised to write the next chapter in this success story, fueled by enhancements to rock-solid performers.
Powerful, sporty appearance.
The enhanced BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe announce their high-performance credentials before even turning a wheel thanks to an athletic and dynamic appearance. New, standard Adaptive LED headlights make the intentions immediately clear – the M?specific double-bar kidney grille and eye-catching front apron with large air intakes see to that. The powerfully sculpted front wing mirrors with hallmark M gills (with integrated side indicators), the side skirts and the forged 19-inch M light-alloy wheels (BMW M6 Gran Coupe features forged 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) only add to this impression.
The sporting looks of the new BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe are rounded off by a rear apron with integrated diffuser insert, two sets of M-specific twin tailpipes and the M6 logo on the trunk lid. Another unique M feature is the ultra-lightweight contoured carbon fiber roof of the BMW M6 Coupe and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe, which also helps to lower the cars’ center of gravity.
The sporty and luxurious high-performance essence of BMW M also shines through the interior of the new BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Key elements here are the M leather steering wheel featuring shift paddles for the M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic and M Drive, along with the distinctive M gearshift lever, special M instrument cluster, enhanced-style iDrive screen, center console in black panel look and an M-specific Head-Up Display. Setting the seal on the unique Merino full-leather interior appointments with contrast stitching are the electrically adjustable M multifunction seats, illuminated M door sill finishers with M6 logo, and an M driver’s footrest.
Monstrous performance and excellent efficiency.
The exceptional performance and efficiency of the new BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe 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.
* Fuel consumption figures calculated on the basis of the ECE test cycle.
The 4.4-liter M turbocharged V8 engine develops 560 hp between 6,000 and 7,000 rpm in the new BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe, 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 Coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.2 seconds (BMW M6 Convertible 4.3 sec., BMW M6 Gran Coupe 4.2 sec.), in preliminary testing. The top speed of the new BMW M triumvirate is electrically limited to (155 mph).
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 low speed functionality (up to 9 mph) 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 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe.
Exclusive appearance and innovative options.
The updated BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe leave the factory with an extensive and unique range of equipment fitted as standard. New features include Jatoba Brown metallic paint, Aragon Brown Full Merino Leather upholstery and stylistic accents in classy black chrome. Customers can also decide to give their car an even more personal touch with items from the BMW Individual range. This brings into play multiple choices of BMW Individual paint finishes, upholsteries, and interior trims.
M6 customers will also find the innovative driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive at their disposal. Drivers with more ambitious sporting inclinations are sure to love the color BMW Head?Up Display with M-specific layout, including speedometer, tachometer, gear position, and shift lights. Likewise developed for driving enthusiasts are the BMW M Laptimer app designed to help a driver analyze his or her skills in a closed course environment, and the GoPro app, which operates a GoPro action camera mounted somewhere in or on the vehicle.
2015 BMW M6 Coupe