The 2016 BMW 6-Series – An Elegant, Modern Fashionista
Today we discuss the premium sports coupe from the house of BMW – the 2016 6-series. It is one of BMW’s most exclusive offering, personifying the spirit of elegant grand touring in a most modern fashion. This 2-door rear-wheel drive fashionista is an eye-candy, can turn heads, and leave people in awe altogether. It is beautiful both inside and outside. Let’s know more about the BMW 6-series. It is available both as coupe and convertible; however, we are reviewing the former here!
The 2016 BMW Series-6 is one beautiful car that is also quick and agile. It is responsive and like a joyride you wish never ends. It is available in four trims, with base being a 3.0-liter inline-6 producing 315 hp and the higher power xDrive 4.4-liter V8 producing 445 hp. Rear-wheel drive is standard, so is 8-speed automatic transmission. Additional packages add more bling to the already mesmerizing 6-series. Here’s more about it.
Interior, Exterior, and Features
The car under review, i.e., the 640i Coupe runs 192.8 inches in length, 74.6 inches in width, and stands 53.9 inches tall with a wheelbase of 112.4 inches. It weighs almost 4,000 lbs and has a seating capacity of 4.
Some noticeable and worth-mentioning external features in this subcompact coupe are express open/close tilting glass 1st row sunroof with power sunshade, power heated auto-dimming side mirrors with power folding, speed-sensitive rain-detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated jets, fully automatic aero-composite LED low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling directionally adaptive auto high-beam headlamps with washer and delay-off, cornering lights, perimeter lights, and LED brakelights.
As mentioned before, the inside looks extremely beautiful. Some of the features are power front seats including 10-way power-adjustable, 3-stage heated front seats, bucket front facing rear seat, sport leather steering wheel with auto tilt-away, proximity key for doors and push button start, remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter, illuminated entry and panic button, remote releases for trunk, garage door transmitter, cruise control with steering-mounted controls, dual-zone front automatic air conditioning, HVAC including underseat ducts and residual heat recirculation, illuminated glove box, fade-to-off interior lighting, sunroof/convertible roof, integrated navigation system with voice activation, tracker system, power anti-whiplash adjustable front head restraints, fixed rear head restraints, 4-way lumbar support, engine immobilizer, and two 12V DC power outlets.
Entertainment and Infotainment
The 6-series displays a lot of information both in the dashboard and radio. The gauges include speedometer, odometer, tachometer, oil level, oil temperature, trip odometer, trip computer, systems monitor, and outside temperature.
For entertainment, you get a radio with AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player that includes anti-theft, radio data system (RDS), enhanced USB and Bluetooth including mobile office features, message dictation available with optional 3rd-party subscription, BMW Navigation system with 10.2″ high-resolution screen, 3-D maps, 200 GB hard drive with 20 GB storage for audio files, and voice feedback & voice command system.
Additionally, radio features a clock, speed-compensated volume control, steering-mounted controls and voice activation, wireless streaming, audio theft deterrent, HD radio including the “multicast” FM station reception, satellite radio with 1-year subscription, Hi-Fi sound system, 1 LCD monitor, and real-time traffic display.
Fuel and Economy
The 2016 BMW 6-series is pretty okay in terms of fuel economy, for it is more performance-based and likes to lead race. The 640i Coupe has an approximate fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons. The highway fuel economy is 31 mpg and city fuel economy is 20 mpg. Highway cruising range is just over 570 miles.
Engine and Performance
With a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine under its hood, the 640i Coupe produces 315 bhp at 5,800 rpm and maximum torque of 330 lb-ft at 1,400 rpm. Rear-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission are standard.
As mentioned earlier, there is a higher trim available with a V8 that produces 445 hp.
The base trim, however, can reach from 0 mph to 60 in 4.1 seconds and can attain top speed of 129 mph.
We do not need to discuss the seriousness of companies for safety here. Let’s jump on to the safety features straightaway.
In a 6-series, in terms of safety features, you get 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-wheel ABS, front & rear vented discs, brake assist, hill hold control, electric parking brake, fully automatic aero-composite LED low/high beam daytime running auto-leveling directionally adaptive auto high-beam headlamps with washer and delay-off, DSC III Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS and Driveline Traction Control, side impact beams, dual-stage driver & passenger seat-mounted side airbags, BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S., front & rear parking sensors, forward collision, tire-specific low tire pressure warning, dual-stage driver & passenger front airbags, curtain 1st & 2nd row airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, driver & passenger knee airbag, and a back-up camera.
Optional safety features include driver assistance plus kit and a night vision with pedestrian detection.
Price and Availability
The 2016 BMW 6-series is available in two styles – coupe and convertible. The coupe is available in 4 trims with base price of $78,295. The price range goes up to $100,195.
BMW 6-series cars are available at your nearest BMW dealerships. Just call and confirm the availability of the style and trim you wish to check out.
The 2016 BMW 6-series is a really nice premium sports car that has been priced quite intelligently. It looks great and is a pleasure to drive. The interior and exterior are great; the only concern here should be the fuel economy, but that shouldn’t bother many we guess.
While there are not many options you can look at within this budget if you are looking for premium sports coupes and convertibles, you can always check out the Audi S5. It is priced between $54,025 and $62,025. Another pricier option is Mercedes-Benz SL-class; its price ranges from $85,975 and goes up to $108,975.
We liked the 2016 BMW 6-Series 640i Coupe and recommend it for many reasons as mentioned above. Hope you like our review of this car. Do share it with other auto-lovers! Take care and drive safe.