BMW 6 Series Convertible Review

By Nirupama Singh   |  October 23, 2013

Overview

BMW first launched the 6 Series in India in 2007. And now the German company has launched the second-generation two-door convertible of the same. This BMW flaunts striking exterior designs coupled with sinfully luxurious interiors. Available in a single petrol engine variant, the BMW 6 Series Convertible comes with advanced comfort and safety features. High stability and handling quality are some of the added advantages. The BMW 6 Series Convertible is available in a gamut of striking hues of Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Space Grey, Deep Sea Blue, Alpine White, Vermilion Red and Orion Silver.


Powertrain & Performance

The BMW 6 Series Convertible is equipped with a Twin Power Turbo V8 petrol engine that packs in quite a punch. Coupled with the powerful engine is a mighty 8-speed sports automatic transmission Steptronic gearbox. The engine produces a maximum power output of 407 bhp @ 5500-6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 600 Nm @ 1750-4500 rpm.

In the BMW 6 Series Convertible, you can experience a thrilling top speed of 250 km/h. This fabulous machine can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5 seconds.

The BMW 6 Series, featuring the 8-cylinder V8 engine, is not only very quick, but also one of the most fuel and emission efficient vehicles around. The engine makes for a great driving experience, as no matter how much you push the speed limit, the car stays firmly planted to the ground. The beautiful car returns a fuel mileage of 9.35 kmpl.

The BMW 6 Series features Active Steering System with an electric motor. This modifies the wheel angle according to the acceleration and deceleration of the car. The optional Dynamic Drive active suspension system featured in the car sets new standards for precise handling. The improved stability in the car comes through its amazing suspension. It also minimises the body roll via the active anti-roll bars, positioned on the front and rear axles. All thanks to the suspension, now you can enjoy a phenomenal ride in your BMW 6 Series.


Build & Styling

It is difficult to describe the beauty and looks of the BMW 6 Series Convertible. The super long bonnet and the wide posture of the new car give it a bold stance. With body coloured bumpers, sparkling new headlamps and a sleeker front grille, the look only gets more pronounced. Adding extra appeal to the front of the car are the clear lens jewel-like fog lamps. Coming to the rear body of the BMW 6 Series Convertible, the attractive tail lamps and additional brake light, which is integrated into the spoiler, add to the uber-cool appeal of the car.

While the exteriors of the BMW 6 Series Convertible are attractive, the interiors of the car are equally spacious and luxurious. The BMW 6 Series convertible, being a 2+2 car, can comfortably accommodate two adults in the front and two children on the rear seats. With advanced features and gizmos, the Convertible is an all-round performer. BMW has used top-class materials to give the Convertible both exclusivity and functionality. The 6 Series Convertible also has a humongous boot space.

The BMW 6 Series Convertible is upholstered in finest Dakota leather, the cabin gets some sleek wooden trim in the trendy instrument cluster and leather wrapped steering wheel with multi-functional buttons. Automatic air conditioning, power windows and power door locks comes as standard features in the BMW 6 Series Convertible.

It’s a well-known fact that BMW takes care of its passengers with high-tech safety features and the 6 Series Convertible is no exception. For reducing the risk of neck injury, BMW has introduced crash-active headrest in the 6 Series. Sidewalls of the run-flat tires have also been improved to increase the durability of the tires. Other fabulous safety features included in the 6 Series are Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Automatic Stability Control (ASC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) among others.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • BMW Night Vision with person recognition
    • Brake Energy Regeneration
    • Fully automatic roof with excellent thermal and acoustic insulation
    • Integral Active Steering
  • Cons

    • Expensive