The BMW of the 6-series is a sport car with coupe body.
The first car of this series appeared in 1976. It changed the earlier sport-coupe BMW E9 3.0CS/I and was produced until 1989 with the several changes. "Shark" front end looked perfect. May be no other model of BMW could boast with the identification with the philosophy of speed and aggressiveness.
On the Motor Show in Geneva in 2003 was presented the 6th generation of this series (BMW E63).
The production of the new sportive BMW 6-Series is in Dingolfing (Germany). Only robots provide the assembly process. Everything including the production of leathern trimming is automate. The body elements of the BMW 6 are made not only of the usual steel and of aluminum by also of the new generation plastics. The used plastics is even stiffer than aluminum due to its characteristics.
Despite of the fact that the new BMW 6 is claimed as totally new car, it traditionally inherited the chassis of the BMW 5 and the exterior of the BMW 7. It is also available the coupe version of the car. The car can comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids (or the baggage).
In technical aspect, BMW 6 borrowed many things from BMW7, beginning with the technology of electronic management (Dynamic Drive), ZF automatic transmission to adaptive suspension, which allows the variation of the amortization rigidity. There was also used the iDrive system, which changed most part of the traditional buttons and switches in the salon.
The car has got the renewed ABS, which controls the each wheel separately. The same system was tested before on Mercedes-Benz SLR.
The standard modification has 3L 6-cylinder in line power unit with the capacity of 231 hp. It is also available 3.3 L 6-cylinder in line engine with the capacity of 272 hp and also the 4.5 333 hp L V8. The top model (with the index M) has the 5.5 L V10, which can provide 500 hp.
The driver will also enjoy the variety of electronic systems: draft control system, Dynamic Stability Control, active steering, a panoramic roof and Up Display, which is used in this class for the first time.