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Two exceptional BMW turbocharged petrol engines and a twin turbocharged
diesel powerplant, a newly developed chassis and a host of class-leading driver
assistance technology ensure that the new BMW 6 Series Coupe is full of
substance, while interior space and comfort have been enhanced.
BMW UK expects to sell circa 1,100 6 Series Coupes in its first full year with
the diesel-powered 640d model accounting for 90 per cent of sales.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupe features a long sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger
compartment and flowing roof-line. Its now traditional BMW "shark nose", with a
large, forward-slanted BMW kidney grille, broad air intakes, wide, contoured
bonnet and muscular wheel arches, allude to the powerful engine beneath.
Inspired by the movement of water, the fluid lines of the car combine with the
subtly curved surfaces to create a look of athletic elegance, which together
with the 74mm increase in length and 5mm lower height creates a powerful stance.
Character lines stretching the full length of the body define the side view of
the BMW 6 Series Coupe. The long, flat bonnet elongates the silhouette while the
roof sweeps down in one fluid line, combining with the main body effortlessly,
in an elegant coupe fashion, while the frameless doors and chrome side window
border emphasize the tight lines of the typically BMW Hofmeister kink.
From the rear, bulging wheel arches and horizontal lines highlight the wide
track of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe, alluding to its sporting performance and
impressive road holding. Two-part rear light clusters give the typical BMW
L-shape lights a particularly sporty, dynamic edge. Inside the units, two
LED-powered light strips create a striking night-time look. The rear indicators
and brake lights also use LED units.
Longer, lower and wider, the new car is larger in every dimension than its
predecessor except height, where it now stands 0.2 inches (5 mm) closer to the
ground. At 192.7 inches (4,894 mm) in length, the new model is 3 inches (74 mm) longer than its predecessor,
while the wheelbase has stretched similarly, to 112.4 inches (2,855 mm). The car has also grown
by an inch and a half (39 mm) in width, and now measures 74.6 inches (1,894 mm)
As standard the new BMW 6 Series Coupe is equipped with xenon headlights that
have BMW's familiar double corona look while high--quality chrome elements, such
as the fog lamps consisting of a string of three LED units, on the outer edges
of the front apron accentuate the width of the car.
Optional Adaptive LED Headlights are available for the first time and provide a
bright white light, similar to natural daylight, with low beam and high beam LED
light rings. Horizontal LED ribs are positioned in the center of the light rings
ensuring BMW's hallmark twin round headlight look is expressed in a strikingly
fresh way. More than just style over substance, the Adaptive LED lights
automatically pivot and adjust to the line of the corner depending on the car's
speed, steering angle and yaw rate to provide the best visibility possible for
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