The New 6 Series Coupe | Part Two (2003)

The New BMW 6 Series Coupe


Exterior design: powerful - exciting - emotional The 645Ci is a car full of style and presence. Its character lines flow smoothly around the car without a definite beginning or end, joining the front, side and rear to form one complete, harmonious sculpture. The curved surfaces emanate a feeling of power and breed pure emotion, creating an aura of visual tension not allowing even the slightest touch of boredom. This is not just the design of an outstanding coupé, but also an expression of unique, aesthetic character giving the new 6 Series its unmistakable style.

Following the design language of a classic coupé, the engine compartment lid stretches out in a long, sleek line merging into the shorter, low-slung roof line of the passenger cell positioned further back towards the rear end of the car. The tail of the 6 Series coupé with its integrated spoiler, finally, is truly sporting in every respect, reminiscent of a typical Gran Turismo sports car.

Dynamic harmony throughout the interior

"Dynamic harmony" is the philosophy underlying the interior of the new 6 Series coupé. Dynamism lies in the tense interaction of the surfaces and lines, harmony is borne out by the mutual support and inter-relationship of the various body segments and contours mingling with one another.

The interior design powerfully enhances that unique feeling of BMW driving pleasure. Beginning beneath the windscreen, the side contours extend upwards and backwards in a dynamic, curved line into the doors on either side, surrounding and accentuating the armrests. The driver and front passenger are cocooned right in the middle of this field of tension, enjoying a unique feeling of comfort, class and style. A similarly exciting line in the centre console emanates the same feeling of forward-surging dynamism, originating in the instrument panel and extending diagonally over the centre console, round the padded top section and on to the rear seats.

Benefiting from features of this calibre, the interior design forms a perfect blend with the attractive exterior design of the new 6 Series. Outside and inside, from every perspective, the new car is a work of art clearly highlighting the exclusive and sporting statement made by the BMW 6 Series with its heritage so full of class and style.

Sophisticated materials and harmonious colours creating an ambience of sheer luxury

Sophisticated, perfectly finished materials such as leather, wood and metal, as well as a sensitive combination of carefully matched colours, create an ambience of sheer luxury inside the passenger compartment, without in any way neglecting the need for superior function. Again in typical BMW style, the cockpit is oriented towards the driver: All functions important to the driver are arranged ergonomically on or around the steering wheel. Nearly all other functions relevant to both the driver and front passenger are grouped together in the area of the centre console. With only a handful of visible switches and controls, the interior appears very calm and well-arranged mainly thanks to the Controller serving as a central control system to activate and mastermind nearly all comfort functions within the 6 Series via the Control Display extending out of the height-adjustable armrest giving the user steady support at all times in the interest of greater comfort and control ease.

BMW 6 Series | Part Three
Published 25 October 2003 Melanie Carter

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