BMW 6 Series Cabrio In Detail
The BMW 6 Series Cabrio was officially presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show today but without the drop-top. The design of the new model was inspired by the beautiful Concept 6 Series Cabrio and features a very long bonnet, xenon headlights, LED fog lights and massive 18-inch alloy wheels / 19 inch for the 650i model. In order to reduce the weight of the car, the German engineers retained the car’s double buttress soft top which only needs 19 seconds to be lowered and 24 to be raised at speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h).
The fancy Dakota leather upholstery and the freestanding 10.2-inch iDrive display are the main highlights of the interior, a look inspired by the old model but with a more pronounced accent on the quality of the materials. As an optional, the car can feature Nappa leather with SunReflective Technology.
There will be two models available: the 640i and the 650i. The first one will be equipped with a 3.0 turbocharged six-cylinder engine that can output 320 hp (239 kW / 324 PS) and a massive torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft). These figures allow the car to sprint to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and hit a maximum (electronically limited) speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). For those of you interested in the eco-friendliness of the car, it will have 185 g/km CO2 emissions and eat up 35.8 mpg.
Its bigger sibling, the 650i will be offered with a more powerful V8 4.4-liter that is capable of producing 407 hp (304 kW / 413 PS) and an incredible torque – 660 Nm (442 lb-ft). 0-100 km/h is done in only 5 seconds and the top speed is also limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). CO2 emissions will be 249 grams and fuel consumption will be approximately 26.4 mpg.
As standard, the car will come with a six-speed manual transmission, regardless of what engine is selected. Optional, you can choose an eight-speed automatic gearbox which in some markets, like the United Kingdom will be exclusively.
Because it will wear the BMW badge, it will handle like one. The German engineers installed an advanced suspension which features an aluminum-intensive double wishbone front axle as well as a multi-link rear. As standard, the car is equipped with Dynamic Damper Control and Active Steering System. The Active Roll Stabilization and the Integral Active Steering system are optional.
Compared to the original model, the new 6 Series Cabrio is 74mm longer and 39mm wider. These new more generous figures translate into a more spacious rear passage room and a useful 350 liters space for luggage (300 liters if the roof is down).
The model will be available at European BMW dealerships next March, as for the US market; it will be for sale in the next spring at a yet unannounced price.
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