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Latest model: BMW 6-Series Coupe 2012
BMW 6-Series Coupe 2012The hearts of sports vehicle aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and high-tech technology will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 6-series Coupe. The third generation of the top-class Coupe sees luxury carmaker BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream vehicles. The new BMW 6-series Coupe impresses with its irresistible layout and inspires with even sharper driving dynamics than its predecessor, noticeably optimised convenience levels and extra room. This is the only vehicle in the segment to provide the mix of top-class sporting ability, exclusive touring convenience and a 460-litre (16. 24 cu. ft) luggage room. Also on board to deliver the BMW 6-series Coupe's signature driving experience are a range of high-tech driver assistance systems and BMW Connecteddrive infotainment features. The new vehicle therefore meets the highest - not to mention the broadest - expectations of driving pleasure in a big, luxury 2+2-seater in incomparable style.

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Its unmistakable layout language gives the new BMW 6-series Coupe an aura of athletic elegance. The sweeping bonnet, short front overhang and set-back passenger compartment team up with a 74-millimetre increase in body length (4894, mm) over its predecessor and a 75-millimetre longer wheelbase (2855, mm) to create the hallmark proportions of a BMW Coupe. Meanwhile, the extra width of the new vehicle - it is now 39 millimetres wider (at 1894, mm) due to its increased track width - makes for an exceptionally comprehensive stance that emphasises its cool roadholding. All of which ensures that observers are struck by the car's dynamic forward-surging presence and promise of majestic driving ability the moment they set eyes on it. The faithful reflection of the car's character in its look look-and-feel is given particular appeal by the lines running along the full length of the body and its harmoniously curved surfaces. The inspiration for these layout features was the natural movement of waves. In the same way as water is parted by an object in flowing water, the vehicle body's shaping lines fan out from the BMW badge on the bonnet to both sides of the body.

BMW Twinpower Turbo technology with petrol direct injection offers both sporty performance development and exceptional efficiency in the engines available for the new BMW 6-series Coupe from release. In the new BMW 650i Coupe, a V8 powerplant with turbochargers positioned between the cylinder banks develops maximum output of 300 Kw/407 hp. An exclusive option of the 235 Kw/320 hp six-cylinder in-line motor in the new BMW 640i Coupe, meanwhile, is the addition of VALVETRONIC variable valve control. Both units are hooked up to an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox as traditional. Also part of the traditional specification is an extensive range of BMW Efficientdynamics technology, including the Auto Start-stop function and ECO PRO mode (in the BMW 640i Coupe).

The new BMW 6-series Coupe strikes an perfect balance between dynamic handling and ride convenience due to a newly designed chassis. Its traditional Electric Performance Steering and auxillary Integral Active Steering both break new ground in this segment. Also on the features list are Dynamic Damper Control and the Adaptive Drive system, full with roll stabilisation. Drive Dynamic Control - which enables drivers to adjust the car's set-up to their individual tastes - comes as traditional in the new BMW 6-series Coupe.