BMW has, without much fanfare, put on sale the all-new 6-series coupe.
Like its soft-top sibling, the 6-series (codename: F13) is available with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol motor in 650i guise. There is also a diesel-powered version, known as the 640d, which comes with a 3-litre diesel churning out 313bhp. All versions come with a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The new 6-series continues BMW’s design revolution under the watch of Adrian van Hooydonk, whose mould-breaking Z9 Gran Turismo concept car of 1999 laid down the styling template for today’s 6-series.
The new 6-Series gets a shark-like nose featuring highly technical headlamp graphics (to be offered with optional LED corona lenses), a slightly forward-leaning kidney grille and a full-width air duct within the lower part of the bumper. The long bonnet is more contoured than the model it replaces.
At the rear are L-shaped lamps that use similar LED graphics to those seen on the 5-series saloon. The boot is also more integrated than before and now boasts a subtle spoiler integrated into the metal.
BMW has priced the 640d Coupe diesel at Rs. 74.99 lakhs and 650i Coupe petrol at Rs. 84.99 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom). The new BMW 6 Series Coupe is also available with an optional ‘M Sports’ package.
10 Shades available in new BMW 6 Series Coupe –
- Alpine White (Non-metallic colours)
- Imola Red (Non-metallic colours)
- Titanium Silver (Metallic colours)
- Black Sapphire (Metallic colours)
- Havanna (Metallic colours)
- Space Grey (Metallic colours)
- Deep Sea Blue (Metallic colours)
- Mineral White (Metallic colours)
- Vermilion Red (Metallic colours)
- Orion Silver (Metallic colours)
“The new BMW 6 Series is a real masterpiece and a technological marvel that leaves a powerful impression everywhere. It touches your senses and quickens the pulse, just like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. This is why, the new BMW 6 Series Coupe is making its Hollywood debut in the much-awaited Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Earlier this year, the new BMW 6 Series Coupe also exclusively ran on the streets of Mumbai for the shooting of this upcoming action thriller. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe is a mission accomplished in its own in the true sense!,” Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India, said.
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