The new 2017 BMW 6 Series convertible and coupe stands tall in the two-door luxury segment thanks to the stellar powertrains, feature galore, and beautifully trimmed cabins. Some of its highlights include a superbly crafted interior, refined and powerful engines, a relatively large trunk, and the convertible comes with a versatile soft top. Its release date should be expected this fall.
For 2017, the 6 Series gains restyled exterior mirrors, a new Black Accent package, a new standard LED headlights, and a sport exhaust system.
For anyone who has had the pleasure of riding prior 6 Series models, you can attest to the fact that it offers the perfect definition of “quiet confidence,” if such term exists. And just like every other BMW brethren, the vehicle comes with a commanding presence, first-rate technology features, and superlative turbocharged engines. The only lingering question on most driving enthusiast is whether or not the 6 Series is sporty enough.
For seasoned BMW users, it’d be strange to query BMW’s sporting credentials. However, the 2017 6 Series is undoubtedly a heavy and large vehicle, and just to be frank, some people looking for some driving athleticism may be disappointed. But to set the record straight, the 6 Series still remains a majestic beast that offers an impressive 445 horsepower for the 650i model.
BMW 6 Series – Available Trims
The new 2017 BMW 6 Series is available in only two trims: base 640i and well-equipped 650i. Each of the trims can further be specified as either convertible or coupe. The 2017 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is reviewed separately.
2017 BMW 6 Series Exterior Redesign & Interior Changes
Standard accessories available for the 640i include keyless ignition and entry, heated six-way power front seats, automatic wipers, adaptive suspension dampers, 18” wheels, ambient interior lighting, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, automatic climate control (dual-zone), tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power folding and heated auto-dimming mirrors, and a sport exhaust system.
Standard infotainment features include satellite and HD radio, a navigation system, a nine-speaker sound system, mobile app integration, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 10.2” touchscreen display, and a digital instrument panel.
The 2017 BMW 650i trim gets a 16-way power front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround audio system, and 19” wheels.
The Driver Assistance Plus package available optionally includes automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, speed limit information, active blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning system, and a 360-degree camera.
The Cold Weather and Black Accent packages come with unique interior trim, a steering heated wheel, a two-tone leather upholstery, dark exterior trim, and 19/20” wheels, while the Individual Composition package includes extended premium leather upholstery, simulated suede headliner, a number of color schemes, and various interior trim inlays.
The M Sport package comes with a faux suede headliner, 19” wheels, an aerodynamic body kit, dark exterior trim, and a sport steering wheel. Other options available include the Bang & Olufsen surround audio system, active roll stabilization, automated parallel-parking system, a variable-ratio steering, pedestrian detection, and an infrared night vision display.
Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 6 Series
An eight-speed auto transmission system with paddle shifters, a rear-wheel-drive, and a launch control all come standard. The xDrive is optional.
A turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine rated at 330 pounds of torque and 315 horsepower is available for the 2017 BMW 640i engine. Also, an automatic stop-start system is available, which shuts down the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.
As per the EPA fuel economy ratings, the 640i coupe should return 20/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 20/31/24 mpg for the 640i Convertible. With an xDrive, expect 20/29/23 mpg for both the convertible and coupe.
Stepping up the performance to another level is the 2017 BMW 650i, which comes with a 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds of torque. EPA stats for the 650i convertible and coupe stand at 17/25/20 mpg, and 16/25/19 mpg for the 650i xDrive.
Release Date & 2017 BMW 6 Series Convertible Price
The 2017 BMW 6 Series coupe should set you back by an MSRP price starting from $77, 300, the Sedan from $79,500, and $84,800 for the Convertible. As for its release date, we should expect the first model this fall.