BMW has confirmed that it will be launching the 2015 BMW 6 Series facelift in India on May 29, 2015. Internationally, the BMW 6 Series is sold in three different iterations- Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe (4 door version). According to BMW, the company will only be launching the 6 Series Gran Coupe in India as of now.
The BMW 6 Series facelift made its global debut at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year in January. Updates are mostly subtle in terms of styling and powertrain, albeit a slew of new features and equipment are introduced on the new 6 Series.
Exterior changes include a new kidney grille that features 9 slats (one less than the previous model), redesigned front and rear bumpers, revised headlamps featuring adaptive-LED technology, new front and rear aprons, slightly bigger exhaust embellishments, new design multi-spoke alloy wheels, more aerodynamic side mirrors with integrated indicators and new LED fog lights. Also added are 5 new exterior shades to choose from – Jatoba Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic and Mediterranean Blue Metallic.
Interior design and overall cabin layout remains unchanged in the new model, except for a new dual-tone leather upholstery. Like seen on the exterior, the LED treatment continues inside as well with illuminated foot wells, door exits and glove compartments. The standard set of equipment, creature-comfort features and more will be lifted directly from the outgoing version.
For the Indian market, the 6 Series will continue to be offered in a single 640d diesel variant. The 640d is powered by a 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder diesel unit that churns out 313 PS at 4,400 rpm and 630 Nm of peak-torque which comes into play between 1,500 – 2,500 rpm. Power in this variant is sent only to rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 640d Gran Coupe will propel from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker than the earlier version) while top speed will be limited to 250km/h.
BMW will bring the 6 Series facelift into the country as a CBU (completely built-up unit). Direct competition for the new 4-door Coupe in India includes only the Mercedes-Benz CLS250 CDI at the moment.
Currently, the BMW 6 Series is priced at Rs 1.15 crore, ex-showroom, pan-India. Expect the facelift version to be priced at around the same figure.
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