New BMW 6 Series convertible unveiled
Dubai, December 21, 2010
The third generation BMW 6 Series Convertible model will debut in the Middle East in March next year and will be followed by the Coupé edition in the second half of 2011, said the German automaker.
Some new characteristics of a modern design include a “shark nose” in its front end design giving the car a sense of surging forward, while a broad air intake, strikingly contoured bonnet and muscular wheel arches hint at its powerful engine technology.
The interior is highlighted by the driver-oriented set up and offers individually tailored seats for the driver, front and rear passengers.
“BMW has 70 years experience in building Convertible vehicles, boasting the legendary BMW 328, the 1940 Mille Miglia and the highly coveted and groundbreaking predecessor of the BMW 6 Series - the 1950 BMW 507,” said Phil Horton, managing director, BMW Group Middle East.
“The new generation 6 Series is just as dynamic and aesthetically pleasing on the eye, so I have no doubt that it will be a popular addition to our Middle East portfolio,” he added.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible will be available in the Middle East with two engine variants: 650i and 640i, which offer more power and more fuel efficiency than their predecessors.
The eight-cylinder power unit in the BMW 650i Convertible produces 407 hp, meanwhile the BMW 640i Convertible generates 320 hp. Both engines come with BMW TwinPower Turbo power, direct fuel injection and Valvetronic technologies team up as standard with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox.
The latest generation BMW 6 Series uses a broader palette of colours and three-dimensional graphics to create an even sharper image. The roof of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible takes 19 seconds to open and closes within 24 seconds. Both operations can be activated while on the move at speeds of up to 40 km/hr.
Drive dynamic control which allows the driver to choose from a range of pre-programmed suspension settings comes as standard, while the adaptive drive which helps stabilize the vehicle around corners.
The progressive character of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible is underlined with numerous BMW ConnectedDrive features, including: optional driver assistance systems such as a rear-view camera; surround view; BMW night vision with pedestrian recognition; and BMW park assistant.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is the only car in its segment available with a head-up display which projects driving-related information onto the windscreen within the driver’s direct field of view, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service