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NEW BMW 6-Series at 2010 Paris Motor Show
posted on Sep 20 2010 by Josh Seymour
It is sleek, sporty and oozing style - that is what we are promised of BMW's new 6-Series, revealed before its official unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week. Latest BWM 6 Series lease offers are available on our website here.
The newcomer 2011 BMW 6 Series displays classic coup proportions, with its long bonnet, short front overhang and low-slung silhouette. Smooth lines mimic the design cues first seen on the latest BMW 5-Series and BMW 7-Series.
You will instantly notice a shark-like nose featuring glass inserts at the top of the grille bars for a modern look, while the distinctive headlights are, for the first time, entirely LED, producing a dazzling white light and reducing energy use. BMW Adaptive light technology also means they swivel according to the steering angle and speed of the car, while the daytime running lights are in BMW's familiar ring design.
Run round to the rear and you will be greeted by twin trapezoid exhaust tips creating an aggressive look, while LED light strips inside the rear clusters ensure the 6 even has a distinctive appearance at night. Unique BMW 20-inch alloy wheels, each milled from a solid piece of aluminium, finish off the handsome exterior design. The elegant new 2+2 cabin has a full-length glass roof to flood the interior with light, and a tilted centre console to put the emphasis on the driver. Two individual leather-lined rear seats have enough room to accommodate a pair of adults.
You will not be short of technology. Taking pride of place is a huge 26cm flatscreen displaying the audio, climate and sat-nav menus. A head-up display and digital panel, in place of traditional dials, show a range of information, while a Bang & Olufsen stereo with 16 speakers, including one that rises from the top of the dash, delivers superb sound quality.
The engine range is likely to match the current line-up, with straight-six and V8 petrol offerings. But since the diesel 635d accounted for around 70 per cent of sales, a new range-topping 306bhp 640d is expected to scoop up the majority of buyers.
Still officially a concept, the BMW Concept 6-Series Coup, to use its full name, could receive some minor tweaks before it arrives in showrooms. But essentially this is the car that will make production.
Despite the coup breaking cover, it will be the convertible that arrives first in March. The hard-top follows in September.
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