BMW 6-Series Coupe due in 2012
Europe will see the new BMW 6-Series Coupe this year|
but it will be early 2012 before we see it in Australia.
14th March, 2011
Captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an
exclusive interior and innovative equipment features give the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupé
“dream car” credentials.
Vehicle concept is clearly in the premium segment, combining the dynamics of a 2+2-seater
sports car with touring comfort; body length and wheelbase 75 millimetres longer than the
predecessor model, enhancing seating comfort for rear passengers; extremely sporty appearance
thanks to a 39-millimetre increase in width and 5-millimetre reduction in height.
Two engine variants available from launch: BMW 650i Coupé with eight-cylinder powerplant (300
kW/407 hp), BMW 640i Coupé with six-in-line petrol unit (235 kW/320 hp).
Both engine variants come as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox; BMW
EfficientDynamics (including Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode in the BMW 640i Coupé);
optimised efficiency combined with significant output increase over predecessor models of 30 kW
(BMW 650i) and 35 kW (BMW 640i).
Newly developed chassis; available with Electric Power Steering and optional Integral Active
Steering; Drive Dynamic Control fitted as standard, Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive Drive
First car in the segment with Adaptive LED Headlights for low and high beam, including
cornering function, foglamps and rear lights also with LED technology.
Standard BMW iDrive control system with freestanding Control Display; unrivalled range of BMW
ConnectedDrive features, including latest-generation BMW Head-Up Display (with high-definition,
full-colour-spectrum graphics), rear-view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, BMW Night
Vision and Parking Assistant.
Driving pleasure tailored to individual preferences thanks to unique equipment options,
including comfort and sports seats, active seats, seat ventilation, Exclusive Nappa leather,
ceramic applications, and a newly developed and model-specific Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround
BMW 650i Coupé: V8 petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with High Precision
injection direct injection.
Displacement: 4,395 cc, output: 300 kW/407 hp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm,
Max. torque: 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 4.9 seconds,
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
BMW 640i Coupé: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine,
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with direct-injection High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC.
Displacement: 2,979 cc, output: 235 kW/320 hp at 5,800 rpm,
Max. torque: 450 Nm at 1,300 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 5.4 seconds,
Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
* The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions stated are provisional figures
The BMW 6 Series Coupé - a fascinating heritage
The brand’s large Coupé once again embodies the essence of dynamic capability and exclusive driving
pleasure in a stylish and luxurious two-door design. The new BMW 6 Series Coupé represents the latest
chapter in a story which now stretches back more than 70 years, a heritage enriched by legendary motor
racing glories and numerous icons of automotive design. The unmistakable characteristics which marked
out the BMW 327, BMW 503, BMW 3200 CS, BMW 2000 CS and the large Coupés based on the BMW 3.0 CSi – and
which since 1976 have been perpetuated by the BMW 6 Series models – can now be enjoyed once again in a
fresh interpretation inspired by the future. And so the new BMW 6 Series Coupé reprises the role of
trailblazer in terms of aesthetics, dynamics and innovative technology, and provides the next instalment
in the tradition of inspirational cars from BMW.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé will be built alongside the new BMW 6 Series Convertible at BMW’s Dingolfing
plant. The BMW Group’s largest production plant also manufactures the BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series.