The BMW 6 Series and BMW M6 will make their world debuts at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday January 12. The world debut of the 2016 BMW 6 Series and BMW M6 will be represented in Detroit by all three body styles in the form of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, and the BMW M6 Convertible.
The two-door body of the BMW 6 Series Coupe exudes an athletic and elegant aesthetic, while its interior ambience is designed to comfortably immerse four people. Similarly, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe blends the performance and elegance of a coupe with the functionality of a four-door vehicle. The BMW 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe will continue in the US in the 650i and 640i models. The BMW 650i Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe are equipped with a BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, which is mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, accelerating from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. The BMW 640i Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe use BMW’s TwinPower Turbo inline six, generating 315 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque, again mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, accelerating from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds. All 2016 BMW 6 Series models feature full-LED headlights as standard equipment.
The 2016 BMW M6 will agin be represented in the three 6 Series body styles. Using a 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine which generates 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, the M6 Coupe and Gran Coupe will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about four seconds (4.3 seconds for the M6 Convertible). The BMW M6 transfers the engine’s power to the rear wheels via either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.