2015 BMW 6-Series | new car review

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by
2015 BMW 6-Series
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AEDAED 395,000 - 630,000
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  • Last modified: January 26, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
  • Interior
    Editor: 95%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 60%

Review Summary:

What were the suited people at BMW thinking when they pulled the plug on the absolutely stunning 8-Series back in 1999? We’re not sure, but the 6-Series they brought in 2003 to fill the gap was definitely not the answer. Thankfully, we think they've got it now though.

Pros

Consistency in design along irrespective of the body style.

Cons

Ridiculous price tag.

Looks

Currently in its third generation, the 2015 BMW 6-Series is something the previous generation model wasn’t – striking.  Available as a four door Gran and a two door , you could end up spending hours trying to find what differentiates the two in terms of design. A minute chrome insert in the lower grille, and placement of the rear stop lamp, is all that sets the Gran apart from its two door sibling.

2015 BMW 6-Series front

Feels

With wood running along the steering, centre console and door panels, an abundance of leather all round and an Alcantara roof to top it all off, the 2015 BMW 6-Series is an expensive set of wheels, and it sure does feel like it too. Although both body styles offer 4 seats, the 113 mm increase in wheelbase and 23 mm in height on the Gran Coupe means rear seat passengers benefit from improved head and leg room, in addition to ease of access through the rear doors.

2015 BMW 6-Series interior

Engineering

According to the guys at BMW, it takes one second, or 28 meters precisely, for you to take your eyes off the road and glance at the speed-o-metre. To increase safety and reduce the number of distractions, the 6-Series is equipped with an intelligent Head-Up Display that projects navigation directions, warnings from the BMW Night Vision, Speed limits and lane departure warnings to ensure maximum attention is paid to the road ahead.

2015 BMW 6-Series front

What’s on offer?

The 2015 6-Series is available with three engine choices under the hood; a V6 and two V8s. The twin turbo 3.0 litre V6 produces 320 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque which translates to a 0 – 100 km/h time of just 5.4 seconds. But it is the superior 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 that generates an astonishing 450 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque while being mated to an 8 speed sport auto transmission. For the true gearheads, the M6 with its 560 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque is undoubtedly the way to go.

2015 BMW 6-Series side

Summing it…

Good looking, practical and powerful, it may be. But the 2015 BMW 6-Series wears a ludicrous price tag of AED 395,000 – AED 630,000. And we wonder why, because all of a sudden, the Audi A7’s price tag seems like a bargain!

2015 BMW 6-Series rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 BMW 640i2015 BMW 650i2015 BMW M6
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre Twin turbo V64.4 litre Twin turbo V84.4 litre Twin turbo V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
320 hp @ 6,000 RPM450 hp @ 5,500 RPM560 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
450 Nm @ 4,500 RPM650 Nm @ 4,500 RPM680 Nm @ 5,750 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.4 secs4.6 secs4.2 secs
Top speed250 km/h250 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 395,000 - 409,000AED 465,000AED 630,000

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