The BMW 6-Series includes several generations of sedan coupes and convertibles. When released in the 1970s, the 6-Series was the successor to BMW's E8 coupes, and was prized for meeting new U.S. safety standards. The BMW 6-Series is still being produced today and now features the latest technologies for connectivity: a virtual office, a navigation system, driver assistance systems, and more. The cars are advertised as delivering a smooth and pleasurable ride for everyday use.
Assembled in Dingolfing, Germany, the 6-Series debuted in 1976. Those models featured 3210 cc engines. Engines and power capabilities were to change frequently throughout the collection's run. With 3.0-L and 5.0-L options, engine choices have also included a 4.4-liter V8 for the 645Ci, and a 4.8-liter V-8 for the 650i. However, fuel economy has remained relatively constant; in the 1980s, it was typically about 17 mpg for combined city/highway driving, and in 2010 it was 18 mpg. While the relatively small cars aren't ideal haulers, they can be equipped with towing hinges and towing mirrors.
The first generation of the 6-Series car was the E24. Its exterior was based on the E23 from the BMW 7-Series and the E60 from the 5-Series. The 6-Series vehicles underwent gradual changes until an all-new E63 and E64 (a coupe and a convertible, respectively) were released in 2003. The BMW M6, which is part of the second 6-Series generation, is one of the highest-performing options. A third generation, including the F12 and F13, came out in 2010. The 6-Series presently offers a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic sport transmission. These latest 6-Series models boast up to 420 hp and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just over 4 seconds.
BMW 6-Series cars stand out for their voluptuous curves, spaciousness, and luxury appointments. Current models include the 650i coupe and the 650i convertible. Special features include voice activation, built-in GPS Navigation, iDrive, bi-level Xenon headlights, 12- or 14-way power front seats, and a moon-roof for the coupe. A standard 8-speaker sound system, leather upholstery, and wood trim help to complete the list of luxury appointments.
Some customers would prefer that BMW offer a hard top for its convertible, but the 6-Series convertible is nonetheless a quintessential favorite in warm-weather markets and colder climes alike. The handling of 6-Series cars stands out time and again; when driving a 6 Series, one can't help but feel like a part of the vehicle
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