While the Mercedes and Audi of the German big three are creating ripples in the market with a series of launches, BMW, the other German bigwig is not leaving any stone unturned either. BMW has taken wraps of the facelifted 2015 6-series family. The biggest challenge BMW faced was to refresh an already beautiful looking car, which they addressed by minor tweaking both inside and out.
The 2015 models look sharper than ever before, though, you have to be a hardcore BMW fan to notice some of the changes made on the exteriors. To start with, all the versions will get the standard adaptive full LED headlights. New side mirrors with integrated indicators and updated side window surrounds for the four-door model will join them.
The front fascia will also get nine slats in the kidney grille instead of 10 to create larger openings. Joining the slats will be revised front air dam, which boasts of a tweaked design and LED fog lights at each top edge. The buyers will now have a palette of new colors to choose from, for all the versions of 6-series, including: Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic.
The changes in the interior for the refreshed models are rather subtle. For example, if you are not happy with the regular leather trim, you can choose between Ivory White/Black and Cognac/Black two-tone Nappa trims. Features like navigation, heated front seats, two-zone climate control, dynamic cruise control, and heated exterior mirrors will all come standard. Also, LEDs are used for lighting inside the cabin and a high-gloss black trim will cover the center console.
Under the hood, the power will be delivered by the same engines as the current generation of cars. That means the 640i will get a 3.0 litre turbocharged inline-six engine producing 315 hp and the 650i will get a 4.4 litre turbocharged V8 engine with 445 hp. The M6 will have the 560 hp version of the V8, too. Standard models get an eight-speed automatic with optional all-wheel drive, and the M has a seven-speed dual-clutch.
In addition, the M Sport Edition will get an optional M body kit, steering wheel and 20-inch wheels, along with cabin additions like a leather dashboard, ventilated seats and soft-close doors.