At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show 2016, the BMW 6 Series clearly stood in the shadow of new products such as the M760Li or the sporty M2. Yet,  its elegance grabbed the attention of my by-passers. The 640d Coupe displayed in Geneva features a unique BMW Individual color – Orinoco Metallic. The color made a name for itself in the 90s when it was featured on cars like the Z3 Roadster or the E39 5 Series.

The paint is now available owith the help of BMW Individual and as seen under the auto show lights, it changes its shade – from light turquoise in strong spotlight to a more muted shade of green under a dark setting.


From a technical perspective, the vehicle exhibited also knows to convince its owners. The BMW 640d xDrive Coupe with 313 hp twin-turbo diesel and all-wheel drive is the perfect, all-around elegant and powerful coupe. The most powerful diesel in the 6 Series offers low 1,500 rpm and maximum torque of 630 Nm (465 lb-ft).


Thanks to the traction of all-wheel drive xDrive, the BMW 640d Coupe accelerates in 5.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h; the rear-wheel drive variant requires two tenths of a second longer. The fuel consumption is just as impressive – 5.6 to 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (40-42 mpg).

Prices for the BMW 640d start in Germany at 83,850 euros, the all-wheel model costs at least 87,250 euros. Although in the official price list some individual finishes are listed with prices 2400-8000 euros, there is no indication on the price of Orinoco Metallic.


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