The New BMW 6 Series Coupe and Convertible | Part Two

BMW 6 Series

The BMW 650i Coupé and Convertible models crown the range and are powered by a 4,799cc V8 engine providing an output of 367hp. The 650i with its aluminium engine and double-VANOS and VALVETRONIC variable valve technology is capable of reaching 62mph in 5.1 seconds in the Coupé and 5.5 seconds in the Convertible. Again EfficientDynamics technology plays a part in both 650i models to achieve improved economy and emissions figures. For the 650i Coupé consumption on the combined cycle improves by 2 per cent to 24.1mpg, while CO2 emissions drop by 2 per cent to 279g/km. The 650i Convertible also achieves better performance recording 22.4mpg, up 7 per cent. CO2 emissions are cut from 310g/km to 299g/km.

Design To highlight the engineering changes introduced on the BMW 6 Series, the model is subject to some subtle design enhancements. The exterior of the car features a revised headlight arrangement incorporating LED technology and clear lenses, and a new style of front valance. The vertical struts on the front spoiler have been repositioned to accommodate a different shape of air intake for the car and the kidney grille is larger compared to the outgoing model.

At the rear, the lower reflectors have been optically enhanced as part of a redesigned rear bumper to emphasise the wide track, while a third high level brake light now sits on the boot lid lip for improved safety. The introduction of new alloy wheel design in 17-, 18- and 19-inch sizes completes the exterior changes.

Customers of 6 Series Convertible models can specify SunReflective Technology leather. This bespoke upholstery has embedded pigments in the leather that reflect infra-red radiation in the sunlight and can reduce leather temperature by up to 20 degrees centigrade

Published : 04/10/07 Author : Melanie Carter

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