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Since the introduction of the Concept 6 series at the Paris Motor Show in 2010 and its production version in 2011, the BMW F16 Convertible has been one of the most sought after roadsters across the globe. It has already outclassed the Mercedes SL in terms of sales in the US, which is a testament to the 6-series convertible’s performance and demand. The vehicle was provided a major facelift in 2015 that resulted in several changes in the 6-Series convertible’s design. The same refreshed look was also carried over to the Gran coupe along with the addition of several new luxury and safety features. The refreshed line of 6-Series convertibles also featured the same xDrive all-wheel-drive as the previous renditions and made the already powerful roadster even more agile across variable terrain.
BMW 6-Series convertible features the latest generation of Twin Turbo petrol engines which delivers remarkable power and responsiveness. The engine features a technology concept which has been already prooved as a succesful and efficient engine. The BMW 640i Convertible variant offers 3.0-litre engine that delivers the maximum output of 320hp at 5,800-6,000 rpm with the maximum torque of 450Nm at 1,300-4,500rpm. It is further mated with Rack and Pinion 8-speed automatic transmission system. With such powerful engines and astonishing speeds up to 250 kmph, the 6-Series is not for the fuel conscious. Moreover, it can attain the top speed from 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds.
One of the major changes that make the latest 6-Series convertible different than its predecessors are its exteriors. With the launch of the facelifted version at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the new model featured a longer wheelbase and some major changes to the vehicle’s overall dimensions. It featured an all-new front grille with an enlarged front intake that provides a rather aggressive look to the convertible. It was also fitted with redesigned headlights that are powered by adaptive LED technology. The foglamps also featured the use of LED with turn indicators on ORVMs. The 20-inch alloys were also presented with the facelifted models as standard with some minor changes in the model’s emblem design.
Most autofans might already aware of BMWs prowess when it comes to designing luxury vehicles. The same state of the art interior design has been exemplified in the 6-Series convertible. Both the driver and the passenger cabins are extremely comfortable and the dual-layer insulation top-cloth does a terrific job of eliminating most of the outside noises, making it as cozy as a coupe. The wood finish accents flow from the rear cabins right onto the dashboard and provide a rather ‘classy’ looking touch to the sporty overalls. The seats have been wrapped with the finest quality ‘Nappa’ leather with dual-tone stitching pattern. The control display too looks ‘state of the art’ and is powered by the BMW iDrive technology. The speaker units have been seamlessly integrated in the front and rear doors and the audio system can be directly controlled via the multifunction steering wheel. Summing up the 6-Series roadster’s interiors, it is pretty much a ‘Lounge on Wheels’ with the ultimate driving experience that the German automakers are known for.
With such a powerful engine, it would have been totally unwise to not feature some advanced safety features on the 6-series convertible. Hence, BMW have equipped the roadster with their signature Driving Assist Plus that includes features such as lane departure warning, Active cruise control, autonomous braking, approach control, city braking and person warning etc. It also features a heads up display that projects all the vehicle data directly on the front windshield for a more interactive driving experience. The integrated display is provided with a night vision view with person recognition to assist while driving in low lights or forested roadways. Other new safety features include the parking assist, surround view camera and the selective headlight beam.
All in all, the German manufacturers have presented a top-of-the-line roadster model with the 6-series. The powerful engine coupled with the sporty exteriors and comfy interiors have made this one of the most popular sports cars in the US and the globe.