2016 BMW 6 Series – Elmhurst BMW a BMW Dealership Serving Chicago
If you’re looking for the perfect combination of luxury and power, the chances are there’s a BMW 6 Series in your future. The folks at not only Chicago BMW dealerships but nationwide tell us customers are raving about the long list of features, well-appointed cabin and powerful engine. The 2016 BMW 6 Series doesn’t need to impress with flashy styling. Instead, this refined two-door luxury car keeps the thrills inside.
Having said that, most of the changes for 2016 were made to the exterior. There are newly standard LED headlights with some redesigned components, as well as restyled exterior mirrors. The front and rear fascias get revised, and all models now have a sport exhaust system. The side indicator lights get relocated from the front fenders to the mirrors. There’s also a new options package: The Black Accent package includes two-tone upholstery and substitutes most of the exterior chrome with black trim.
It’s not only BMW 6 Series drivers singing the model’s praises; the automotive press is equally unreserved in its acclaim, with Car and Driver writing: “Its shortcomings are few and far between, and the BMW 6-series remains one of the best luxury-performance cars on the market—and certainly one of the most beautiful. We wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who can afford it.”
Powering the 2016 BMW 640i is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 generating 315 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and launch control. An automatic stop-start system saves fuel by shutting down the engine when the car stops, allowing the 640i coupe and convertible models to get EPA-rated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined (20 mpg city/31 mpg highway). With all-wheel drive, both get 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city/29 mpg highway).
Motivating the 2016 BMW 650i is a turbo 4.4-liter V-8 powerplant producing 445 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission choices are the same as the 640i. EPA-ratings for the 650i coupe and convertible check in at 20 mpg combined (17 mpg city/25 mpg highway). The 650i xDrive coupe is rated at 19 mpg combined (16 mpg city/25 mpg highway), while the 650 xDrive convertible gets 18 mpg combined (15 mpg city/24 mpg highway).
According to BMW, a 640i with rear-wheel drive can make the sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, while the 650i with rear-wheel drive 650i can do it in 4.5 seconds.
The 2016 BMW 6 Series seats four and is available as either a coupe or soft-top convertible. The convertible features sun-reflective leather upholstery and a power soft top, but other than that, it shares the same features of the coupe. The 6 series is offered in two trims levels: 640i and 650i. Rear-wheel drive is standard across the board, and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive setup is optional.
There are a host of impressive features inside. Audiophiles will appreciate the choice of Harman Kardon and Bang & Olafsen audio systems. The 650i includes 16-way seats. There’s an impressive amount of trunk space: 13 cubic feet for the coupe and 12.3 cubic feet for the convertible (10.6 cubic feet with the top down). Pass-throughs on both models facilitate carrying stowing items.
The convertible has a heated rear window that retracts separately from the soft top, functioning as a wind deflector when the top is down. Drivers who experience hot summer weather will appreciate the heat-reflective seats, which are designed to keep the interior cool and comfortable.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.