The 2017 BMW 6 Series is finally making its debut with a few important changes. First of all, the third-generation F12, F13, and F06 chassis are going to be replaced by fourth-generation G14, G15, and G16 ones. There are the three future different body styles that are being produced and which are going to be imported in the makings for the 2017 season. The body styles now used are going to be the convertible, a two-door coupe, and the four-door Gran Coupe.
The BMW 6 Series has for a long time been known as a luxury model which was a touring vehicle with a powerful engine that helped the car swoop up and down wherever it desired to be. But things are going to change for the next generation model as they are making it a vehicle which is going to rival Porsche in its standards. This is something that the chairman of the German automaker has confirmed already and something we see as a beneficial move for the model.
In fact, what is suppose to happen is restructuring the body and making it lighter than before. The car is going to base its design on modular architecture which is going to be emphasized by fewer and more versatile submodels. It is going to add a variety of new and different materials, a high-strength steel section and also full use of carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium accents and aluminum alloys. The result of the changes made is going to be a weight reduction that amounts to almost quarter of a ton.
This is going to boost the performance of the car and make it more of a sport vehicle. Thanks to the low curb weight the car is going to get a massive boost in the performance section. They are also reducing total overhang, lowering the center of gravity, building a wider track and perhaps also adding an active-aero setup. And the result of all of this is going to be a car which has much higher cornering capability compared to before.
So this review is going to help you understand how the 2017 BMW 6 series is planning to go down from heavyweight to a lat time car, continue reading.
The 2017 BMW 6 Series is going to keep its handsome exterior. The German automaker is known for exceptional craftsmanship and engineering that brought to us many interesting and appealing vehicles. The 6 Series has been regarded for a long time as one of the best models that BMW has produced and it will continue with the 2017 model. This year they are making their move against Porsche, which was a long time coming, and because of that they have to think about some exterior updates that are going to help the performance a bit.
The model is wide and positioned low like any other sports car, but adding size also means adding weight, so that has to be out of the picture. In order t keep make this happen the model is going to keep the dimensions the same or at least as close as they were and in the same manner incorporate some technological additions which are going to help the car reduce some weight. The active aero enhancements are going to play a crucial part here that may add a a speed-sensitive rear spoiler and some dynamic front winglets. Also some aesthetic updates are going to include narrower taillights and headlights which are similar to the ones seen in the i8 model.
The 2017 BMW 6 Series is going to make some interior changes to go with the entire new theme that the model is getting. The car is going to add a longer wheelbase which is going to result in added interior roominess and will create more space for comfort. This is something that will keep the model in line with the competition and make the update even better, but it does not stop there as the comfort enhancements continue with the new changes made.
The model is going to incorporate an interior trim that adds Alcantara, leather, aluminum and wood accents. The model is also going to use a high-end audio from Harman Kardon and will also expand its infotainment values. With a larger screen that has been added and a range of optional equipment as well, we are going to get an overall better car. The top of the range M6 is going to use bolstered seats, motorsport-inspired equipment, grippy pedal and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
For now the 2017 BMW 6 Series has confirmed four different engine options, and we think that it will remain that way and the model is not going to expand further than that. The offered engines include a 347-horsepower, 3.0-liter, straight-six, petrol powerplant which is going to be used for the 640i. Next comes the 333-horsepower, 3.0-liter, straight-six, diesel powerplant incorporated under the hood of 640d. A 476-horsepower, 4.4-liter, V-8, petrol powerplant is next in line and will be powering the 650i. And finally, we also have the 600 horsepower from a twin-turbo, 4.4-liter, V-8, petrol powerplant at our disposal which will be only available for the highest M model. The rear-wheel drive is a standard option, while an all-wheel drive comes as optional. There were some talks about a hybrid plug-in option but none of it has been confirmed yet.
Release date and price
The new range of 2017 BMW 6 Series models is going to be released next year. The release date is expected to be at around mid-year and the car is going to come at a price tag of $76,100, as a starting one which will more than likely change when the prices for all trim models come out.