BMW 6 Series Edition Sport announced as M cars enhanced
BMW’s Grand Tourer gets new sports package
The BMW 6 Series Coupé and Convertible are now offered with a new sports package aimed at enhancing driving dynamics and adding a more sporting appearance.
Available on all non-M derivatives, the Edition Sport package comprises a new contoured bonnet for an aggressive look, bespoke 19-inch light alloy wheels and M anti-roll stabilisation system for improved handling. The suspension enhancement will benefit Edition Sport model customers with the insertion of stiffer anti-roll bars for a 10 per cent firmer front axle and a 30 per cent firmer rear axle rear. This results in improved handling and a more composed ride during enthusiastic driving.
A Brushed Aluminium interior, Extended lighting and the opportunity to specify one of seven colours, of which Imola Red and Carbon Black are new to the 6 Series range, completes the offering. Building on this specification, BMW 650i Edition Sport Coupés and Convertibles also come with a Sports exhaust for enhanced engine breathing and aural pleasure.
Prices for the new derivative of BMW 6 Series start at £53,445 OTR for a 630i Edition Sport Coupé rising to £65,820 OTR for a 650i Edition Sport Convertible.
BMW M3 and M6 receive further enhancements as changes announced to other models
The BMW M6 Coupé is to be offered with a competition package aimed at offering enhanced driving dynamics. The new package features a revised suspension configuration comprising a 12mm lower front end and 10mm lower rear, retuned Dynamic Stability Control and ABS settings, and a modified Variable M differential for greater cornering capability.
Visually, a competition package-equipped M6 Coupé has a new bonnet with precision lines for an increased sporting look and M double-spoke light alloy wheels with wider rims that are shod with new Pirelli P Zero Corsa System tyres. The competition package costs £2,180 in addition to the £84,475 OTR price of a BMW M6 Coupé.
Following the announcement of the new BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring, the M3 Saloon has also been updated for September. The pinnacle of 3 Series Saloon ownership now gets the same rear end enhancements as the ‘standard’ cars. A new light cluster with integrated LED indicators features alongside changes in the profile of the boot lid and the rear valance. Inside, and a light redesign of the centre console and the introduction of pearlescent chrome switchgear adds an additional tier of refinement.
News of the changes coincides with the introduction of the new iDrive platform on all 3 Series models and the 5 and 6 Series ranges for cars built from September. All 3 Series models now have active head restraints as standard to guard against whiplash injury in a rear end accident.