22nd May 2015: The new 6 Series family from BMW, 2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, 6 Series Convertible and M6 Coupe was first showcased at Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. Of the three, the sedan, is all set to be launched in India.
Sporting new headlamps with LED lights, revised front bumper and alloy wheel designs, new 6 Series also gets new exterior colours that include new Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic paintwork finishes adding to its exterior appeal. Modifications to the interiors were noted to include new upholstery in two tone leather along with other improvements.
There are however, no changes to engine specifications, as it continues to be powered by the same 3.0 liter, inline six cylinder diesel engine offering 313 hp peak power at 4,400 rpm and 630 Nm torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm. Power is sent to rear wheels through an 8 speed automatic transmission. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 5.4 seconds while top speed is slated to stand at 250 kmph.
2016 BMW 6 Series facelift will be brought in as a CBU into India. Hence, there should not be much change in its pricing. Once officially launched, it will compete with the likes of Mercedes Benz CLS Class and Audi A7.