BMW 6 Series is now more efficient than ever

  • Six-cylinder diesel engine delivers better efficiency with 139g/km  CO2
  • Updated styling, new standard tech includes concierge service
  • On sale now, from £59,430 for entry-level petrol version

The BMW 6 Series has much to offer the fleet driver thanks to its handling, comfort, and elegant sloping coupe roofline.

A host of subtle revisions, including to the efficiency of the ever-popular diesel engine, should make it even more attractive proposition.

Standard equipment has also been given an uplift, meaning more gadgets and technology across the range of Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe.

Sporty looks combined with efficient diesel engine

Although two petrol units are available, the 6-series works best as a company car in 640d guise, and the good news is this engine is now more efficient than ever.

Aerodynamic improvements and BMW EfficientDynamics technologies means the six-cylinder unit produces 139g/km and promises 54.5mpg in the coupe model.

The 3.0-litre 308bhp turbodiesel will power the 6-series from 0-62mph in 5.5 seconds, while a standard fit eight-speed automatic gearbox shuffles gears quickly and seamlessly. The entry-level SE Coupe diiesel version attracts a benefit in kind of 24 percent - click here to work out the company car tax payable.

Auto box is standard

Updated styling outside, more comfort inside

External revisions are designed to give the facelifted 6 Series a more powerful stance, while trim materials, centre console surfaces and lighting raise the quality of the interior.

The kidney grille now features nine bars and combined with a full-width air intake further down enhances the slanted face of the 6 Series.

Updated kidney grille has nine bars, not ten

Full-LED headlights are now standard, adding a sophisticated new look, while adaptive headlights with BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant are optional.

The car appears wider at the rear thanks to a new horizontal chrome bumper insert, while six-cylinder models gain a 10mm larger chrome tailpipe.

Inside the leather dashboard with contrast stitching, previously an option on lower specification models, is now standard.

High-gloss black finish has been added to the centre console, around the switches for the climate control system, and audio system.

The backlighting of the digital dials can now be changes according to the selected driving mode, whether Comfort, Eco Pro, or Sport.

Digital dials adapt to the different driving mode

Standard ConnectedDrive offers real time traffic info

This clever system drives the navigation and infotainment facilities, and includes a SIM card which gives the driver access to concierge services.

This can be used to bring up Real Time Traffic Information, reserve hotel rooms, and find flight information.

It is also linked to the BMW Head-Up Display, which projects speed limits and navigation instructions onto the windscreen.

Wide sat nav screen is particularly attractive

Read the full BMW 6 Series Coupe review or the BMW 6 Series Convertible review for more infomation.