BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible coming in spring 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2012

The BMW 6 Series line-up will expand in the spring of 2012 with the arrival of the BMW 640d xDrive Coupe and Convertible. Intelligent all-wheel drive will debut in the BMW 6 Series on this new variant. Driving is made more enjoyable on this variant, which partners with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that uses BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

The BMW 6 Series offers an unrivaled performance with the merging of a diesel engine and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. This set-up is also used in the BMW 640d xDrive Convertible. The new BMW 640d xDrive Coupe can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 5.2 seconds. It offers a high level of efficiency due to the use of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology on the 230 kW/313 hp diesel powerplant as well as the standard-fitted eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox.

As a result, it could deliver remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions. If the situation calls for it, the xDrive system can distribute the power produced by the engine at the precise point between the front and rear wheels. What makes this possible is an electronic control unit that links xDrive to the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system to guarantee unparalleled traction, optimum safety, top-class handling and optimal power development in all types of weather and road conditions.

BMW 640d xDrive Coupe has an average fuel consumption of 5.7 – 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres / 48.7 – 49.6 mpg imp (in the EU test cycle, depending on the tire format). Meanwhile, its CO2 emissions could reach 149 – 153 grams per kilometre.

The automatic responses and pulling power of the diesel unit used in the BMW 6 Series allows it to do whatever’s required of an engine used in a car with a sharp sporting focus. BMW is an expert in the development of diesel engines and it shows in its output characteristics, acoustic profile, low vibrations and the efficiency of the six-cylinder unit.

BMW’s new 6-Series Coupe signals the arrival of an outstandingly sporty and exclusive two-plus-two-seater in the premium top-class Coupes segment. This new model showcases more length and width, as well as a 5-mm lower height, compared to its predecessor-model. This new and improved interpretation of traditional BMW Coupe dimensions gives the car a powerful and strikingly low-set design.

It is embellished by surfaces and lines that are inspired by wave movements. It boasts flowing lines and graceful curves, creating a sense athletic elegance. These are complemented by greatly classy and striking design features which emphasize the two two-door BMW’s classy look and opulent character.

A large, slightly forward-slanting kidney grille dominates the new 6-Series Coupe’s expressive front end. This grille emphasizes the sporting pedigree of the car, with its broad and flat design creating a neat visual connection with the powerful engine nestled behind it. The kidney grille’s slats are slightly angled toward the top, lending an added emphasis to the "shark nose" character of the front end.

Moreover, the bonnet’s contour lines converge in a V-shape towards the car’s kidney grille, continuing to the contours of its headlights, kidney and air intake in order to give it a road-focused look. Guiding your eyes toward the car’s muscular wheel arches are the high-quality chrome elements as well as the LED units of optional foglamps.

The BMW 6-Series Coupe also features bi-xenon headlights as standard. And cutting across the top of distinctively BMW twin round headlights is an accentuating trim element, thus giving the car that intent look that BMW models also have.

Additionally, the car’s optional Adaptive LED Headlights offer a fresh take on an already established BMW feature. These headlights, used for high and low beams, contain LED light rings for both daytime running lights and parking lights. These lights are overlapped at the top edge and then levelled off at their lower edge by an LED accent light. The result is a striking and distinctive feature for innovative light technology that’s below the surface.

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