BMW 6 Series updated for 2015

  • More standard equipment
  • Prices not yet announced
  • To go on sale March 2015

BMW is set to publically unveil the 2015 6 Series at Detroit’s NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) next month. The minor exterior restyling has been complemented with further enhancements of the vehicle’s efficiency, new trim levels and more standardised equipment.

All three of the 6 Series models - the Coupe, the Convertible and the Gran Coupe - will be unveiled on the BMW stand on January 9. The Gran Coupe, which currently makes up around half of all 6 Series sales, is expected to continue to be the volume seller.

Exterior styling

Full LED headlights are now standard, while adaptive LED headlights with High Beam Assistant are optional. The rear bumper appears wider thanks to a new chrome insert and six-cylinder models also have 10mm larger chrome tailpipe embellishers. All petrol models have a sports exhaust system with a switchable valve which adds a more intense timbre to the engine soundtrack

Interior Styling

Although the cosmetic surgery may be minor, quite a lot of changes have been made on the inside. The M Sport’s leather dashboard and contrast stitching is now a standard feature across the range and the centre console now has a stylish, high-gloss finish.  

The LED theme continues on the inside, with LED lights now illuminating the footwells, door openings and glovebox.

Increased efficiency and performance

EfficientDynamics has been taken to the next level, with better optimisation to the engine’s ECU. Combined with the increased aerodynamics, emissions have been reduced to as low as 139g/km on the 640d SE Coupé despite improvements, in places, to the 0-62mph sprint time.

ConnectedDrive

As we continue our progression into what has been heralded the “information era” on the automotive timeline, BMW has fitted each of the new models with its latest ConnectedDrive navigation and infotainment package which allows for a bespoke supply of information and connected-car services.

ConnectedDrive is also linked to the new Head-Up Display, which projects all the essential safety and guidance information within the driver’s field of vision on the windscreen.

Safety systems

Also on offer, but not standard, are an array of new safety systems, including Driving Assistant Plus, a system that uses cameras and radars to enable Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Pedestrian and Collision Warning with Braking.

Availability

BMW will reveal the UK model line-up, pricing and specification when the cars are revealed on January 9, but the range will include SE, M Sport and Sport versions, depending on engine, with the M6 models as the sporting flagships of the respective body styles.

The new BMW 6 Series Coupé, 6 Series Convertible and 6 Series Gran Coupé and their BMW M equivalents go on sale in the UK from March 1, 2015.