On The Launch Ramp: BMW's New 6 Series

BY Burnpavement

Inspired by power boats, the new executive coupe makes a splash at Keppel Bay.

Performance Motors Limited (PML), the official distributor of BMW cars and motorcycles in Singapore, launched the new BMW 6 Series Convertible, compete with champagne, signature cocktails and the finest canapés at a lavish location in Keppel Bay.

Capable of offering a luxurious yet dynamic driving experience, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible is reflected in the sportiness of its exterior design. A long, sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger compartment, long wheelbase and flat waistline combine to create the proportions typical of a BMW convertible. The precise interplay of eye-catching lines and meticulously sculpted surfaces help to give the new 6 Series Convertible an arresting look.

The standard xenon headlights of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible pick up on the brand’s familiar “twin round” look. The daytime running lights take the form of LED light rings, whose bright white light illuminates the distinctive front end look. A horizontal light strip below the daytime running lights meanwhile performs direction indicator duties.

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is designed to be a 2+2 seater. It offers individually tailored seats for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. High-quality materials, carefully coordinated colours and meticulously formed surfaces combine to produce a luxurious ambience with a driver-oriented cockpit layout.

PML will be offering the BMW 640i and 650i Convertible. The 640i gets a 3.0-litre six cylinder inline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo that develops 320 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm for a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds. The 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 engine in the 650i kicks out 407 hp and 600 Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0-100km/h in five seconds. Both models are limited to a 250km/h top speed.

Both engines shift power through a eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox with shift paddles for manual override. The new 6 Series comes with new tech bits such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering (EPS), automatic active air flap control and engine start-stop function. It also gets a Head-Up Display that features three-dimensional graphics being projected in a full spectrum of colours, allowing real-life traffic symbols to be accurately depicted. Additional gizmos such as the Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Surround View and the BMW Parking Assistant can be ordered with this new car.