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2016 BMW 6 Series and M6 Refreshed

Minor aesthetic updates, no powertrain changes

Jake Holmes
Dec 11, 2014

All versions of the 2016 BMW 6 Series and M6 -- the coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe -- will sport a slightly different look when they arrive at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January. The updated 2016 BMW 6 Series and M6 go on sale in the U.S. in the second quarter of next year.

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe front three quarter in motion 2 Photo 2/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Front Three Quarter In Motion 2

Major changes to the 2016 BMW 6 Series begin with restyled kidney grilles, which have a new shape and now pack only nine, rather than ten, vertical grille slats. The lower front fascia has one full-width air intake, as opposed to the old car's three bumper inlets, and the LED foglights now have a different surround. Adaptive LED headlights come standard, as do redesigned mirrors with thin integrated turn-signal strips. On 2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe models (the four-door accounts for nearly half of all 6 Series sales), the C-pillar trim and window have been reshaped, and a black aluminum trim pieces features embossed "Gran Coupe" lettering. The exhaust tips of 640i models have been widened, and new 20-inch wheel designs are offered.

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The new BMW M6 receives a similar visual refresh to its grille and front fascia, though the rest of the car retains its racy, aggressive bodywork that helps distinguish it from the 640i and 650i models.

The 2016 BMW 6 Series also receives two new option packages. The Black Accent treatment consists of BMW's Shadow Line gloss-black interior trim, as well as gloss-black kidney grille bars, gloss-black exhaust tips, unique 19-inch, and a cognac/black Nappa leather interior with brown wood trim. The new M Sport Edition pack essentially combines the existing M Sport and Executive packages, giving buyers 20-inch M wheels, an M steering wheel, and M body kit, as well as a leather-covered dashboard, cooled front seats, and soft-closing doors.

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe front side profile Photo 7/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Front Side Profile

Engines and transmissions do not change for the new model year. The 2016 BMW 640i has a 315-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 650i packs a 445-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 and an eight-speed auto; both come standard with rear-wheel drive but can be optioned with xDrive. The 2016 BMW M6, meanwhile, continues with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 good for 560 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel-drive is the only configuration, but buyers can pick between a seven-speed dual-clutch and a six-speed manual transmission.

Pricing information for the 2016 BMW 6 Series and M6 will be announced closer to the cars' launch in 2015.

Source: BMW

2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe front driver profile Photo 11/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Front Driver Profile
2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible front three quarter in motion 1 Photo 18/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Front Three Quarter In Motion 1
2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe rear three quarter Photo 25/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Rear Three Quarter
2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible front view with top down Photo 32/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Front View With Top Down
2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible seats Photo 42/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Seats
2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe rear three quarter in motion 3 Photo 49/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Rear Three Quarter In Motion 3
2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe side profile 3 Photo 59/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Side Profile 3
2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe front view 2 Photo 69/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Front View 2
2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible front three quarter in motion 2 Photo 79/89   |   2016 BMW 6 Series Convetible Front Three Quarter In Motion 2
2016 BMW M6 rear three quarter Photo 86/89   |   2016 BMW M6 Rear Three Quarter
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