The new BMW 6 Series Convertible.
Irish engine line up and pricing confirmed.
Dublin. BMW Ireland today confirmed that the new BMW 6 Series Convertible will be available from launch with two petrol engines: the 650i and 640i. Both promise to offer unmatched dynamics, smoothness and responsiveness from their respective V8 and inline six-cylinder engines through the use of twin and single turbocharger technology.
Set to be launched in Ireland on 26th March, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible will also continue to set the benchmark in its class in terms of design. Inspired by the sportiness of a speed boat, the BMW 6 Series Convertible features a particularly flat waistline, long wheelbase, powerfully contoured roof, a wide and sweeping bonnet and a far set-back passenger compartment. The large, forward-slanted ‘shark-nose’ BMW kidney grille and muscular wheel arches further underline the sporty character of the BMW 6 Series model and add to its presence on the road.
Prices start at €107,690 (RRP) / €108,540 (OTR) for the 640i and at €133,040 (RRP) / 133,890 (OTR) for the 650i.
Generous standard specification
Both models will feature a very high level of standard specification, building upon the already high level of standard equipment of its predecessor. Amongst others the list of equipment includes:
- Dakota leather upholstery
- Xenon headlights
- USB audio interface
- Seat heating, front
- Bluetooth telephone preparation
- BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system
- Flat-panel 10.2” high-resolution control display
- Ambient lighting
- Folding and automatically dimming exterior mirrors
- LED front foglights
- 18” alloy wheels for the 640i SE model [19” for the 650i SE]
The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine in the new BMW 650i Convertible is unique in that the brace of turbochargers are positioned in the V-shaped area between the cylinder banks. This design results in more efficient packaging and greater engine efficiency. A maximum 407hp is developed between 5,500 and 6,400rpm, with peak torque of 600Nm available between 1,750 and 4,500rpm.
The new BMW 650i Convertible sprints from zero to 100km/h in 5.0 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 250km/h. For a model of such blistering performance and refinement, it is also extraordinarily efficient, with average combined fuel consumption of 10.7 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 249g/km.
The six-cylinder in-line engine in the new BMW 640i Convertible uses single turbocharger technology alongside petrol direct injection with VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control. This enables the 3.0-litre unit to develop a maximum 320hp at 5,800rpm and maximum torque of 450Nm between 1,300 and 4,500rpm. This engine propels the BMW 640i Convertible from zero to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h.
Perhaps even more remarkable are its efficiency figures. The BMW 640i Convertible achieves 7.9 l/100km on the combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are only 185g/km, proving that at BMW luxurious sporting performance does not come at the expense of economy. Indeed, this model is fitted as standard with an automatic transmission that features Auto Start-Stop technology and an automatic active air flap control behind the car’s kidney grille for optimum engine performance.
As with all BMWs, both derivatives of the new 6 Series Convertible come with a raft of BMW EfficientDynamics measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In addition to the features highlighted on the 640i Convertible, both models have technology such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering (EPS), the need-based operation of ancillary components and intelligent lightweight construction to ensure maximum efficiency as standard.
An eight-speed Sport automatic gearbox is standard fitment on both models, and its wide range of ratios offer a perfect balance of muscular, sprinting performance, refined high speed cruising and low speed efficiency.