Facelift for BMW 6-Series revealed in Detroit
BMW showed us the shape of things to come when it revealed face-lifted versions of its Coupe, Gran Coupe and Cabriolet 6-Series in Detroit. The changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary and include a re-worked kidney grille, tweaked front and back bumpers, and a revision of the LED headlamps.
Nothing has changed drastically with regard to the engines, with the exception that the new engines will be Euro 6 compliant. This has the knock-on effect of more economical fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions. is also a slight increase in acceleration performance. Features inside the cabin include ultra-luxurious heated leather seats for those cold winter mornings, satnav, dual-zone climate control, and parking sensors. A new option available for the new 6-Series is Driving Assistant Plus, a computerised system operated by radar and cameras and incorporating lane departure warning signals, cruise control, and the Pedestrian and Collision Warning safety system.
The price has not yet been released, with BMW waiting until nearer the official launch date of 1st March 2015. The good news for cost-conscious BMW fans is that there are some rather tempting discounts on the outgoing models.
If you want a touring car that is both comfortable and stylish, the BMW 6-Series Coupe looks like a terrific choice. The nearest rival in its class for opulence and well-groomed appeal is the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.