THE BMW 6 Series convertible offers an open-top alternative to BMW’s flagship coupé. With a flat, aerodynamic body and a wide stance, the cabriolet certainly looks the sports car.
When the roof is open the passenger compartment is surrounded by the vehicle’s waistline; this was done intentionally by designers to create an interior that feels intimate. When the roof is closed, the cabriolet take on a coupé-esque silhouette.
Up front we see Xenon headlights with the signature LED rings of the daytime running lights and the accented trim, distinguishing the front end. Together with the low position of kidney grille with its slight forward lean and the sweep of the bonnet, make its sporting pretensions known.
Inside, we see the high-resolution control display, which stands freely on the instrument panel and supplies you with important information, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. Combined with the standard professional navigation system or the TV function, the 10.2-inch screen clearly shows all the iDrive information, from road map to music selection.
There’s also ambient lighting with LED lighting strips in the upper section of the door trim, the map pockets, and other selected sites emit an orange tone. The light curtains shape the whole interior and with features such as head-up display, night vision, Bluetooth office and park assist, the 6 Series feels thoroughly modern.
There are two engines in the line-up: The 640i makes use of a turbo in-line six-cylinder with 235kW/450Nm while the 650i uses a 330kW/650Nm twin turbo 4.4-litre V8.