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      01-12-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
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Detroit 2015: BMW 6 Series LCI Convertible

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The 2015 BMW 6 Series receives an LCI update featuring some minor styling changes. Here are the key highlights of the LCI update.

2015 BMW 6 Series LCI
Performance:

- Power remains 315hp for 640i, 445hp for 650i, 560hp for M6
- Sports exhaust system now included on 640i models
- Reduction in fuel consumption/emissions (i.e. 640i now burns 0.2 liters less fuel per 100km than before)

Exterior:

- New front apron with single lower air intake styling
- Decorative surround for LED foglights (chrome on convertible and high gloss black for coupe and gran coupe)
- Larger kidney grille openings
- 9 kidney grille bars (reduced from 10)
- Newly contoured kidney grille bars (aluminum matte on 650i and black on 640i)
- Newly shaped angel eye / corona rings
- Low beam light emitted from two upper reflectors
- High beam light emitted from two lower reflectors
- Light reflectors now integrated into accent strip at top of headlights
- Newly styled side mirrors
- Side indicators now integrated into side mirrors
- Revised side window surrounds at rear doors for Gran Coupe
- Chrome strip in bumper trim of Gran Coupe
- Larger tailpipe surrounds for 6 cylinder models (now 90mm, from previous 80mm)
- Newly designed 20” wheels
- New exterior colors: Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic
- Nearly 1 in 2 newly registered 6 Series is now a Gran Coupe model

Interior:

- High gloss black center console
- Chrome surround on iDrive screen
- LED illumination of footwells, door exits, glove compartment
- Bi-color leather available in Ivory White/Black and Cognac/Black
- Finalize Brown Wood now available as interior trim

Black Accent Package:
- Kidney grilles in high gloss black
- Shadow Line window trim (gloss black)
- Exhaust tail pip tips in high gloss black
- 19” bi-color wheels in exclusive design
- Interior in new Cognac/Black nappa leather
- Finalize Brown Wood interior trim

M Sport Edition:
- Combines content of Executive Package and M Sport Package
- Blends sporty features such as 20” M wheels, M Sport steering wheel and M aero parts with luxury of leather dashboard, ventilated front seats, contrast stitching and soft-close doors.

BMW Individual:
- New Frozen Brilliant White matte color now available


2015 BMW 6 Series LCI




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      01-12-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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So to summarize: new headlights, same side mirrors as every other car on the road and a new lower front fascia that looks like a Mercedes that no one will see because the M Sport edition will still be 99% of the sales - which has no change to the lower fascia.

I'll be at the auto show this Thursday. I'll let you all know how it looks in person.
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      01-12-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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So to summarize: new headlights, same side mirrors as every other car on the road and a new lower front fascia that looks like a Mercedes that no one will see because the M Sport edition will still be 99% of the sales - which has no change to the lower fascia.

I'll be at the auto show this Thursday. I'll let you all know how it looks in person.


2 things this car needed for the lci (the heavy weight belt will hopefully b adressed in the next gen): proper steering and panel gaps. My grandfathers 15y old vw has better panel gaps than the 6er. In true bmw form Looks like none have been adressed. Carry on bmw. Still n1. Thats all that matters
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Looks great.

Looks nothing like a MB.

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      01-12-2015, 11:20 AM   #5
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love everything about it except that steering wheel. wish they would change that, looks to dated IMO.

that color combo
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Did the front and/or rear bumpers change in the M Sport version? Front must have changed to accommodate the larger kidneys listed in the billet points above, no?
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So to summarize: new headlights, same side mirrors as every other car on the road and a new lower front fascia that looks like a Mercedes that no one will see because the M Sport edition will still be 99% of the sales - which has no change to the lower fascia.

I'll be at the auto show this Thursday. I'll let you all know how it looks in person.
Was thinking the same thing about m-sport being the lion's share of sales. Do we really care about this new fascia?
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Did anything change in the m6 besides lights?
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So to summarize: new headlights, same side mirrors as every other car on the road and a new lower front fascia that looks like a Mercedes that no one will see because the M Sport edition will still be 99% of the sales - which has no change to the lower fascia.

I'll be at the auto show this Thursday. I'll let you all know how it looks in person.
Did anything about the M Sport bumpers change? Bigger holes for the kidney grills and that's it?
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Did anything about the M Sport bumpers change? Bigger holes for the kidney grills and that's it?
I believe so. From the lights down, the M-sport and M6 fasciae are the same.
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Looks great.

Looks nothing like a MB.

You're right. Not at all similar on the lower half.
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You're right. Not at all similar on the lower half.
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These LCIs are great! LOVE IT!
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Looks great.

Looks nothing like a MB.

You're right. Not at all similar on the lower half.
Hate to tell you this but go look at the current 3er & 4er... MB is the design language rip off here not BMW.
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Sorry Red, the new MB front end was out before the new BMW 3/4. And I didn't suggest a "rip-off" in any case. All I said was "looked like". Zadjali's post further proves my point.

Besides, it's generally nonsense to believe any OEM rips-off any other's styling, especially when the cars come out in close proximity time-wise. The amount of time it takes to style, design, develop, tool, build and validate a new vehicle or even an LCI precludes this. While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, it is typically frowned upon in the automotive industry as it can be construed as an admission of inferiority. However, sometimes when stylists move around, their themes move with them.
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