BMW 6 convertible arrives in Bahrain
Manama, August 25, 2011
The new third generation BMW 6 Series has made its debut in Bahrain, more than 30 years after the German automaker launched the first BMW 6 Series model.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible has new interior and exterior features in a restyle with a refined modern design.
Some new characteristics include a “shark nose” in its front end design as well as a broad air intake, contoured bonnet and wheel arches.
The interior is highlighted by the driver-oriented set up and offers individually tailored seats for the driver, front and rear passengers.
The roof of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible takes just 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.
High-class functionality is underlined prominently in the updated and redesigned control display with the iDrive control system.
High-quality materials, carefully coordinated colours and, once again, meticulously formed surfaces combine to produce an ambience defined by luxury in the new BMW 6 Series Convertible.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is emphasised with numerous BMW ConnectedDrive optional driver assistance technology features for enhanced comfort and safety. Some of these include: rear-view camera; surround view; BMW night vision with pedestrian recognition; and BMW park assistant.
In addition, the new car offers a full colour head-up display which projects driving-related information onto the windscreen within the driver’s direct field of view.
Owners of select BlackBerry smart phones can also access the phone's office function via the operating system iDrive. A new Bluetooth interface that integrates the BlackBerry device into the vehicle enables e-mails, contact lists, messages and calendar entries to be received and displayed on the control display and even read out by means of an optional voice output function.
In addition, Bluetooth Audio Streaming enables the driver to listen to music from an audio player or mobile phone without the need for a cable.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is available in the Bahrain 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 and 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.
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 ensures the comfort, safety and driving pleasure for the driver.
“The BMW Convertible models are important for as they reiterate the athletic appeal and sportiness of the brand,” said Paul Yates, general manager of Euro Motors, exclusive dealers of BMW for Bahrain.
“The new generation 6 Series will add a new chapter to a tradition of impressive open-top cars that stretches back decades - and we have no doubt that it will be a popular addition to our portfolio,” he added.
The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is currently available at Euro Motors, and will soon be joined by the new BMW 6 Series Coupé, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service