BMW’s updated 2016 M6 models will be showcased at the Detroit Motor Show in January next year. Looks like BMW is playing ‘spot the difference’ as the updates are not significant and you’ll have to look very hard to notice them.
The list of exterior changes is said to include a revised front bumper, LED headlights, larger exhausts and a chrome insert on the rear. The kidney grille also gets a slight tweak. Interiors get updates too – a leather dash with contrasting stitching that was earlier exclusive to the M Sport now comes to the rest of the lineup. The materials used are superior too. The cabin gets LEDs to illuminate the footwells, door openings and the glovebox.
While the engine lineup remains unchanged, the mills have been tuned for better efficiency. Petrol options begin with the 640i which has a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six that makes 316PS. The next in line is the 444PS making 650i with a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8. For the enthusiasts, there’s the M6 which churns out 560PS of power and a crazy 678Nm of torque giving it a 0-100kmph time of 4.2 seconds. Diesel lovers continue to get the more sane 309PS turbocharged six-cylinder in the 640d.
All 2016 cars apart from the M Series can be ordered with a four-wheel drive and come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The M cars remain rear-wheel driven only and have a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and trick M-differential.
Pricing information for the lineup will be announced closer to the launch in 2015.
The new BMW M6 Coupe, new BMW M6 Convertible and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe
|Munich. The new BMW M6 Coupe and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]*; CO2 emissions combined: 231 g/km*) and new BMW M6 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.3 l/100 km [27.4 mpg imp]*; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km*) allow BMW M GmbH to restate its leadership in the high-performance luxury segment. The outgoing models had already set new benchmarks with the flawless balance of power, efficiency, agility, comfort and luxury that is typical of M models. And now the new BMW M6 Coupe, new BMW M6 Convertible and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe are poised to write a fresh chapter in this success story, fuelled by an even more finely honed, well-resolved overall concept.
Po werful, sporty appearance.
The new BMW M6 Coupe, new BMW M6 Convertible and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe announce their high-performance credentials before they even turn a wheel thanks to their athletic and dynamic appearance. A front end with new, standard-fitted LED headlights makes their intentions immediately clear – the M‑specific double-bar kidney grille and eye-catching front apron with large air intakes see to that. The powerfully sculpted front wings with hallmark M gills (including integrated side indicators), the side skirts and the exclusive forged 19-inch M light-alloy wheels (BMW M6 Gran Coupe exclusive forged 20-inch M light-alloy wheels) only add to this impression. The sporting looks of the new BMW M6 Coupe, new BMW M6 Convertible and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe are rounded off by a rear apron with integrated diffuser insert, two sets of M-specific twin tailpipes and the M6 logo on the boot lid. Another exclusive M feature is the ultra-lightweight contoured carbon roof of the new BMW M6 Coupe and new BMW M6 Gran Coupe, which also helps to lower the cars’ centre of gravity visually.