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Judge for yourself: Is X-Tomi’s M6 GT rendering better than the BMW 6-Series GT?

After the 2018 BMW 6 Series GT’s reveal, we felt as though the Bavarian company received comments that they did not expect to hear from readers and fans. It seems like the latest liftback model did not appeal to many, and so far, the new model has not got a lot of fans. So, X-Tomi Design did a rendering of the 6 Series with an M6 guise, giving it some subtle changes, to make it look more appealing.

First of all, X-Tomi Design gave the M6 GT larger intakes and deeper side sills up in the front fascia. The grille has been given a black trim instead of the silver which makes it appear larger too. There have been several details that have been added such as the carbon fiber roof that make for a sportier design. It also comes with chrome side mirror covers instead of camouflaging it with the rest of the body. The front spoiler and side skirts have been made to look more aggressive, while the suspension has been lowered as well. To finish off the design, the wheels have been made bigger and were blacked out. The darker trims definitely made the 6 Series look more aggressive, and look less of a family car.

Well, I would say that the rendering did give the current model more appeal. With the high contrasts of the blacks and the whites, it definitely got more character as opposed to the original 6 series.

Read the entire article Judge for yourself: Is X-Tomi’s M6 GT rendering better than the BMW 6-Series GT?

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo receives sporty M Performance Parts

At BMW, there’s an obvious pattern. The German marque first releases the standard model to various markets and after a few weeks its sportier brother fitted with M Performance Parts will join the line-up. Others commented that the BMW 6 Series GT doesn't deserve the athletic kit, but even the 2 Series Active Tourer was given an M Sport Package, so at this point it is not that impossible that the 6 Series GT will follow suit.

The M Performance Package for the 6 Series was made possible thanks to the German marque's GmbH division that is solely responsible for producing the parts tailored to the recent model. One of the parts is the sporty exhaust system which promises to give a truly significant acoustic and visual dimension, in which the German marque claims that the sportier sound is still appropriate for cruising on the roads.

These words are heavily grounded, so we will have to hear it ourselves to consider it in the first place. The brand new system is paired with a stainless steel silencer and has round tips or trapezoid in chrome ,depending on the driver's chosen model, and these are made available for the 630i and 640i xDrive models. The models that have round designs are given an engraved "M" logo and the others are gifted with "M Performance" etching.

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2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

Goodbye to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and say hello to the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. BMW has finally announced the impending arrival of the new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, its highly distinctive and highly luxurious four-seater with coupe-inspired aerodynamic design.

The Bavarian manufacturer will have the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo available in the US this fall exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo model.

According to BMW, the all-new 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) has a starting price of $69,700 plus $995 in Destination and Handling charges.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

BMW stops production of the 6-Series Coupe in the United States

Customers like us always want to have options. In fact, the more options, the better. BMW offers a range of vehicles that can provide for everybody’s needs, from sedans, coupes, hatchbacks to convertibles. Although this is a good thing (providing more choices), there is also a downside to this. By having many options, some of your models may do really well while the others may not - especially the ones in between.

Just last month, reports say that the 4 Series Gran Coupe sedan is one of the company’s bestselling cars. Same with the 6 Series, the Gran Coupe makes up over 50 percent of BMW’s total sales, while the Cabrio comes second and the Coupe seems to be the last one that sells. So believe it or not, BMW just put a stop on the production of their 6 Series Coupe. And did you know that they have already stopped production back in February, except the information was not disclosed until now.

According to Road and Track, a BMW spokesperson confirmed that production has ended for the coupe. However, if anyone is interested in this model, it is still available to order in some markets, but not in the United States.

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BMW’s latest Grand Tourer variant can finally stand beside Porsche’s range topping Panamera Turbo S, the A7 (Audi’s grand touring luxury sedan) or even a Mercedes-Benz S Class coupe. BMW last week has announced the release of the M Sport Limited Edition. According to the company, the enhancement package will be offered on the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 6 Series Convertible as well as the 6 Series Coupe.

Other than the existing M badge and aero kits, there are several new optional features that have been made available exclusively for BMW’s 6 Series. Among its exterior upgrades are the new carbon fiber side mirror casings, 20-inch M light alloy wheels with two-color paint scheme, and the latest Sonic Speed Blue Metallic paint.

The M Sport Limited Edition 6 Series interior meanwhile consists of fine-grain Merino leather for the seats courtesy of BMW Individual, the Bavarian automaker’s bespoke division. The seat upholstery will come in two-tone combination of fjord blue and black leather that is only exclusive to the M package.

Read the entire article BMW introduces the 6-Series M Sport Limited Edition

While those at BMW don’t admit it, the BMW 5 Series GT has been regarded by many as an ugly piece of mobile machine that is full of premium features. BMW 5 Series GT could be an attempt by BMW to please as many customers as it could, but in the end, it was only able to please a few. While the 5 Series has been the best-sellers among BMW offerings, sales of its Grand Tourer version have been disappointing.

The unfortunate looks of the BMW 5 Series GT could be the main reason why the German premium carmaker is transforming it as the 6 Series GT. In fact, a camouflaged prototype was recently spotted being tested with an M Package, confirming its sporty styling.

Many have been considering the 5 Series GT as BMW’s version of the Pontiac Aztek, which is regarded as one of the greatest failed models in the recent history of automobiles. The unattractiveness of the 5 Series GT could be attributed to the fact that it is ill-shaped and bulky, especially its rear. Though the 5 Series GT also has positive attributes. No one will argue that it is well made, built with high quality materials, and fitted with numerous advanced technologies from BMW.

Read the entire article BMW working on the 6-Series GT, the replacement for 5-Series GT

It has been a while since BMW launched the third generation of the BMW 6 Series, both as a coupe and as a convertible. That was way back 2011, and today the BMW 6 Series remains one of the sought-after models in its segment. While we are waiting for the next generation of the BMW 6 Series to arrive, we could feast on a refreshed version of the model for the United States market for the 2018 model year.

Honestly, the 2018 BMW 6 Series – remains as it is. This means customers shouldn’t expect any radical mechanical changes or inner working revisions on the latest version of the BMW 6 Series, which means the Coupe, Convertible and the Gran Coupe. However, BMW has decided to beef up the looks of the 6 Series in a bid to tease customers up before the arrival of the next generation models. Apparently, these cosmetic and equipment tweaks are able – somehow – make the 2018 BMW 6 Series still as appealing that it is still worth the purchase.

These new cosmetic and equipment options are all available for the 2018 versions of the BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – encompassing sporty modifications to both the interior and the exterior of these refreshed models. For the exterior, the 2018 BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe could be provided with a new M Sport Package that was previously exclusive for the M model.

Read the entire article BMW 6 Series gets ready for the 2018MY

In line with the 100th anniversary celebration of BMW Japan, the brand has once again released another limited-edition model which is the BMW 640i Gran Coupe. Specifically however, this new version will be the 12th such model that is part of the brand’s “Celebration Edition”. The new model will be based on the 640i that has been fitted with the M Sport package.

For the general features, it is easy to see that this Exclusive Sport model does not add anything new considering that all of the add-ons put on it can be applied as well on the standard 6 Series Gran Coupe. The body comes in Sapphire Black Metallic with the alloy 20-inch M wheels. There is also the aluminum side window BMW Individual moldings applied in addition to the M Sport body kit.

On the interior, one can observe that an electric sunroof has been fitted as standard. Then there is the Alcantara headliner, the same one in the BMW Individual catalog. While the dashboard has been wrapped in leather that comes with contrast stitching, the seats are covered in black/cognac Nappa leather. Meanwhile, the brand made sure to give the iDrive controller a ceramic finish. To serve as evidence that this is not your standard 640i Gran Coupe, the interior has the piano black trim that has the Exclusive Sport badge.

Read the entire article BMW Japan releases limited-edition 6 Series Gran Coupe Exclusive Sport

BMW rivals have every reason to worry with the German brand’s plans to upgrade its classic series to compete with the Mercedes S-Class coupe and the Porsche 911. It has been quite some time since we last heard of the 6 Series’ power and the classic big boy lineup that is the 8 Series.

First up on its to-do list is an upgraded version of its 6 Series. Its past versions have had problems with weight and packaging so now is the time for BMW to address these issues. The primary goal for the next generation BMW 6 Series and M6 is to address these issues and to improve handling. The 6 Series will come with carbon fiber components as well as aluminium alloys, high-strength steel, magnesium and titanium accents to reduce weight.

It will also come in three variants – the coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe – and will also feature shorter overhangs and a wider track. The coupe and convertible will be smaller in size while the Gran Coupe will have a longer wheelbase to accommodate a larger interior.

Read the entire article BMW steps it up a notch with 8 Series comeback, 6-Series upgrades

Besides the 2015 BMW M6 Facelift, the Bavarian manufacturer also unveiled the facelifted BMW 6-Series model ranve. Just like the M6, the new vehicles receive a new design for the kidney grille, while the new front and rear bumper accentuate the width of the body. In addition, the six-cylinder models feature larger tailpipe embellishers.

Furthermore, the 6-Series Facelift receives new LED headloghts as standard, while the adaptive LED headlights with BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant are available as an option. Also new are the Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic paintwork finishes.

As an option, BMW also offers new 20-inch light-alloy wheels in exclusive multi-spoke design. The interior offers an exclusive ambience and new high-quality surfaces, while the bi-colour leather trim is now available as an option.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 6-Series Facelift arrives with an updated design

The first details regarding the next-generation BMW 6-Series are starting to emerge on the Web thanks to Britain’s Car Magazine. Codenamed G15, the new BMW 6-Series will become sportier, lighter and more powerful, in order to become proper rivals for the Porsche rivals.

Just like the current generation, the new 6-Series will be available in three different body styles from 2017: the 6-Series Coupe (G15), 6-Series Cabriolet (G14) and the 6-Series Gran Coupe (G16).

What’s more interesting is that for the 2017MY, the 6-Series Coupe and Cabriolet models will come down in size as BMW wants to shave around 200 kg. Meanwhile, the 6-Series Gran Coupe will get a longer wheelbase and offer more interior space.

Read the entire article Next-generation BMW 6-Series will shed up to 200 kg (440 lbs)

BMW created new segments with surprising vehicles such as the X6, X4, 5-Series GT as well as the 3-Series GT. In order to be a few steps ahead of the competition, it appears that the Bavarian carmaker will also add a Gran Tourer version, called 6-Series GT.

Following the same path as the 5-Series GT and the 3-Series GT, the BMW 6-Series GT is planned for the next-generation 6-Series and will arrive in 2016, just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its popular model.

The new 6-Series GT will take on the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake and will have a length of about 5 meters. Mercedes-Benz introduced its CLS Shooting Brake back in 2012 and opened a new segment on the auto market.

Read the entire article BMW 6-Series Gran Tourer in the works, will debut in 2016

BMW has launched 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition.” The limited edition, available in 100 BMW 650i Gran Coupe examples, exemplifies the design and engineering prowess of BMW and BANG & OLUFSEN.

The BMW 650i Gran Coupe models comes with either rear wheel drive or BMW xDrive all-wheel drive and are powered by the BMW TwinPower Turbo V-8. For those seeking a sportier version could opt for BMW M6 Gran Coupe “BANG & OLUFSEN Edition” models, of which only 10 examples will be available.

Each of the 10 comes with the Competition Package, which raises the output of the BMW TwinPower Turbo V- 8 from 560 to 575 hp. Based on the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the limited edition could be availed in two BMW Individual colors – Brilliant White Metallic or Dark Graphite II Metallic.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 6-Series, M6 Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Editions launched in the US

BMW has unveiled its new 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe at the New York International Auto Show, with sale set to commence immediately thereafter. The vehicle presents typical ALPINA design features elegantly marries into the lines of the B6 Gran Coupe. Complementing its long and smooth contours are refined 20-inch Alpina Classic 21-spoke wheels.

2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe features a front apron with integrated, slightly protruding splitter elements that direct airflow over and around the body instead of underneath – making the vehicle more stable even in high speeds. Its front apron was designed to provide enough airflow for to cool down the powertrain as it course through air to the intercooler and to heat exchanger elements for coolant and oil.

It boasts of 14.7-inch front brake rotors and the 13.6-inch rear brake rotors that benefit from NACA ducts for cooling effects. The hand stitched steering wheel and door sill trims are covered with Alpina-exclusive Lavalina leather, and are highlighted with an illuminated Alpina logo. Customers could avail of exclusive ALPINA Myrtle wood or Piano Black trim finishes.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe bows at the 2014 New York Auto Show

The BMW Group is presenting a new element of BMW ActiveAssist at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. This new element is a safety assistance system which swerves back the vehicle into line even without any input from the driver. The BMW Group Research and Technology have built a research prototype with perfected control technology, allowing it to drive its way at high speeds and with exceptional precision on a slalom run between cones.

The prototype also managed to stick to a marked out circular course regardless of the friction coefficient of the road surface and could even execute an obstacle-evading lane change to perfection. The technology – which makes optimum use of the potential of both engine and chassis – allowed the prototype to follow its path safely and along almost identical lines even when provoked into oversteer.

While current control systems restore stability by braking individual wheels, BMW’s safety assistance system introduces active and precisely calculated steering inputs into the mix. The prototype also reacts to fluctuating grip levels with the precision of an expert driver. While the prototype travels along the predetermined target line, it does not attempt to maintain a preset speed under all circumstances; but constantly considers the condition of the road surface and responds as required.

Read the entire article 2014 CES: BMW M235i, 6-Series GC are self-driving cars that can drift [w/video]

If the 6-Series models are not too attractive for you, then the new M Sport Edition is exactly what you are looking for! Bmw, the well-known Bavarian manufacturer, revealed today the new M Sport Edition to highlight the dynamic attributes of the 6-Series Coupe, Convertible and the Gran Coupe.

Available from June 2013, the M Sport Edition models include the M Sport package which consists of model-specific M aerodynamics package, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, LED foglamps, the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line, black-painted brake callipers and exhaust tail pipes in dark chrome. Moreover, the vehicles are offered with Adaptive LED Headlights. Inside, we find the M leather steering wheel, M door sill finishers and sports seats in Alcantara/leather nappa, coupled with other high-grade applications.

Moreover, the interior includes the BMW Head-Up Display, the multifunction instrument display, a dashboard covered in exclusive nappa leather, and the Professional Hi-Fi system with 12 speakers in the BMW 6 Series Convertible and 16 in the BMW 6 Series Coupe and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

Read the entire article Bmw introduces the 2014 6-Series M Sport Edition Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe

Bmw unveiled today the 2014 6-Series Frozen Brilliant White Edition, a special edition based on the 6-Series Convertible, which will be produced on April and early May 2013. Limited to only 100 copies, the 2014 Bmw 6-Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White Edition is instantly recognizable both inside and out.

According to the press release, it is available as a rear-wheel drive 650i or 650i xDrive model featuring company’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. Pricing starts at $106,695 (650i) and $110,095 respectively (650i xDrive), including $895 Destination and Handling. Regarding the design, the Frozen Brilliant White Edition features the Bmw Individual Frozen Brilliant White Metallic exterior matte paint, Frozen Black wing mirror caps, Black Bmw kidney grilles and a new set of 20-inch bi-color Ferric Gray / gloss-turned BMW M Performance light-alloy wheels.

Other highlights include the Black Nappa leather upholstery, a black Convertible soft top, and Gray Poplar wood trim. The M Sport Package and Executive Package are also included, and xDrive models will benefit from the Cold Weather Package. For those who don’t know, the 650i is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine delivering 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW 6-Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White Edition

The standard BMW 6-Series Gran Coupé is one of the most sophisticated luxury cars ever made. It features noble lines as well as fascinating proportions which make it recognizable as one of the appealing cars in BMW’s production lines. The designers at HAMANN-Motorsport gave this model a more glamorous look with adequate individuality as well as sportiness.

For over 25 years of customizing luxury cars, the Laupheim specialists in Germany managed to put up one comprehensive customization package with their expertise in shapes and figures. This package includes the car’s stylish overall aerodynamic profile, striking set of alloy wheels and a sports exhaust with contorted sounds.

HAMANN’s efficiency in clever customization is evident in this Gran Coupé’s aerodynamic components. Its front design also highlights the design language the brand is known for and adds a dose of athleticism. Its front grille also features two LED daylights which are integrated, as well as an improved front bumper and a carbon bonnet which is lighter than ever.

Read the entire article Hamann unveils tuning package for BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

BMW is urging its loyal customers to take a look at its recently introduced Edition vehicles and to go to their Authorized BMW Center to ask about availability. The 2013 BMW 6 Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition, which is based on the 650i Coupe and 650i xDrive Coupe, has a stunning look that’s emphasized by BMW Individual Frozen Silver exterior paint with contrasting black mirror caps.

The Edition features a set of 20-inch bi-color Ferric Gray / gloss M Performance wheels, M Sport Package, and improvements from its Executive Package. Black Nappa leather and Gray Popular wood are used for the finish of its interior upholstery and trim. The Edition copies that have xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, will also come with the Cold Weather Package, which includes a heated steering wheel and ski storage bag.

Other inclusions in the BMW 6 Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition’s M Sport Package are the M steering wheel, M aerodynamic kit, Shadowline exterior trim, anthracite Alcantara headliner, sport exhaust system, dark chrome exhaust tips, black painted brake calipers, M driver’s side footrest, and M door sill finishers.

Read the entire article Bmw unveils the 6 Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition

Starting in June, the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupé will be arriving in UK showrooms. Its price begins at £61,390. Powering the entry-level version of the four-door coupe 640i is the 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six petrol engine, producing 316bhp and 450lb ft. BMW claims that it can reach 35.8mpg figure on the combined cycle. It’s likely that the 640d would make up most of the sales.

It’s also believed that the £63,900 640d is likely to make up the majority of sales. Its 3.0-litre diesel delivers 313bhp and 465lb ft, while emissions are rated at 148g/km. When using the combined cycle, it posts an official average of 46.9mpg on the combined cycle.

At the top of this range is the £70,650 4.4-litre V8-engined 650i, which enables the vehicle to go from zero to 62mph in 4.6secs. This gave an output of 450bhp and 479lb ft of torque. This range has three models, which could all arrive at 155mph while their power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Read the entire article 2012 Bmw 6-Series Gran Coupe U.K. pricing announced
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