The New 6 Series Coupe | Part Six (2003)

The New 6 Series Coupe


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Innovative voice entry system - the 6 Series follows all your commands Like the Head-Up Display, the innovate voice entry system featured in the 645Ci upgrades BMW's iDrive control philosophy in the interest of even greater motoring comfort and safety. Voice entry comes in conjunction with the Professional navigation system available as an option and the CCC Car Communication Computer. The key feature of the voice entry system is the option to activate all essential iDrive comfort functions by voice entry while driving, which is without taking your eyes off the traffic around you. In practice, this means you are able to activate nearly all display functions by way of a simple and straightforward voice command. And since the system does not depend on a specific voice or tone, there is no need for the driver to train or adjust his voice for the voice entry mode.

As a further option, an intelligent text-to-speech function reads out e-mails received, SMS messages, the names of radio stations, or complete selection lists. Using predetermined short commands, the driver is also able to activate additional iDrive functions. And last but not least, the Control Center enables the driver to access the BMW online portal providing selected internet-based solutions.

Audio system in HiFi quality

Equipped as standard with a total of 8 loudspeakers, the HiFi system in the new BMW coupé gives the occupants audio quality of the highest standard. The two central woofers are housed in and connected directly to the side-sills in order to provide the necessary volume. This concept patented by BMW uses the sills as a sound body improving the reproduction of bass sound throughout the entire car.

The optional TOP HiFi system with no less than 13 loudspeakers turns the new BMW 6 Series into a genuine concert hall on wheels, the additional centre loudspeakers in the instrument panel and the LOGIC7 equaliser concept providing a particularly authentic surround sound effect in studio quality on all seats, regardless of the audio format chosen.

Luxury class coupés look back at a great tradition with BMW

Luxurious features of the highest standard, thrilling design and, as the supreme, overriding function, excellent driving dynamics and motoring comfort - this certainly is the perfect luxury performance coupé made by BMW. And, at the same time, it is a pledge to a long tradition of BMW coupés over the years. Just think of outstanding cars such as the pre-war BMW 327 Coupé or the BMW 503 dating back to the ?50s. The immediate predecessor of the new 645Ci is however the BMW CS Series, with sales of the 2800 CS, the 3.0 CS, the 3.0 CSi/CSL and the 2.5 CS accounting for more than 40,000 units between 1968 and 1975. Certainly a wonderful story of success lifted to an even higher level by the subsequent 6 Series with total production of approximately 86,000 coupés.

Published 25 October 2003 Melanie Carter
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