Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Brunei Darussalam. BMW Asia today introduced the new BMW 6 Series Coupé that is set to capture the hearts of sports car aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and innovative technology. The third generation of the top-class Coupé sees BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream cars.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé impresses with its irresistible design and inspires with even sharper driving dynamics than its predecessor, noticeably optimized comfort levels and extra space. This is the only car in the segment to offer the combination of a top-class sporting ability, exclusive touring comfort and a 460 litre luggage space.
Also on board to deliver the BMW 6 Series Coupé’s signature driving experience are a range of innovative driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features. The new car therefore meets the highest – not to mention the broadest – expectations of driving pleasure in a large, premium 2+2 seater in incomparable style.
Its unmistakable design language gives the new BMW 6 Series Coupé an aura of athletic elegance. The sweeping bonnet, a short front overhand and set-back passenger compartment team up with a 74-millimetre increase in body length (4,894mm) over its predecessor and a 75-millimetre longer wheelbase (2,855 mm) to create the hallmark proportions of a BMW Coupé. Meanwhile, the extra width of the new car – it is now 39 millimetres wider (at 1,894 mm) thanks to its increased track width – makes for an exceptionally powerful stance that emphasizes its impressive road holding.
All of which ensures that observers are struck by the car’s dynamic forward-surging presence and promise of majestic driving ability the moment they set eyes on it. The faithful reflection of the car’s character in its exterior styling is given particular appeal by the lines running along the full length of the body and its harmoniously curve surfaces. The inspiration for these design features was the natural movement of waves. In the same way as water is parted by an object in flowing water, the car body’s shaping lines fan out from the BMW badge on the bonnet to both sides of the body.
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with petrol direct injection provides both sporty power development and exceptional efficiency in the engines available for the new BMW 6 Series Coupé from launch. An exclusive feature of the 320 hp six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW 640i Coupé, meanwhile, is the addition of VALVETRONIC variable valve control. It is hooked up to an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox as standard. Also part of the standard specification is an extensive range of BMW EfficientDynamics technology, including the Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé strikes an ideal balance between dynamic handling and ride comfort thanks to a newly developed chassis. Its standard Electric Power Steering and optional Integral Active Steering both break new ground in this segment. Also optional are Dynamic Damper Control and the Adaptive Drive system, complete with roll stabilisation. Meanwhile, Drive Dynamic Control – which allows drivers to adjust the car’s set-up to their individual tastes – comes as standard in the new BMW 6 Series Coupé.
The innovations in the new BMW 6 Series Coupé also extend to light technology, in the shape of Adaptive LED Headlights which come standard. Their bright white light provides an extremely intense and evenly spread illumination of the road. This technology is unparalleled in the segment and also allows the beam of the headlights to follow the progression of corners. The BMW 6 Series Coupé also comes standard with LED foglamps.
Other features that set the new car apart from its rivals are the BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services. The rear-view camera and the new generation of BMW Head-Up-Display come standard. The latest incarnation of the system uses a full spectrum of colours to display the information projected onto the windscreen. Meanwhile, other features like the Surround View, Parking Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Change Warning System are optional.
The BMW iDrive control system, meanwhile, is included as standard in the BMW 6 Series Coupé as an operating portal for the navigation, communications and infotainment functions. Its Control Display comes in the form of a fixed, freestanding flatscreen, which adds an extra exclusive flourish to the generously sized and luxurious interior. Elsewhere, the optional Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System with 16 Loudspeakers driven by 1,200 watts of power lays on a feast of aural pleasure seldom experienced inside a car.
The new BMW 6 Series Coupé will be available at all BMW showrooms from 3rd February 2012
[Source: QAF Auto Sdn Bhd Press Release]