2016 BMW 6 Series unveiled (India-bound) – IAB Report
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Merely a cosmetic exercise.
The 2016 BMW 6 Series has been unveiled ahead its first public appearance at the Detroit Auto Show next month. The refreshed luxury car receives minor styling upgrades.
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Save for the new front bumper and mildly revised kidney grille, other changes are hard to spot. The headlamps now come with LED multibeam lights as standard, the rear bumper is subtly revised and four new exterior color options are added namely Glacier Silver, Cashmere Silver, Mediterranean Blue and Melbourne Red.
Further, the V6 variants get new 17-inch alloys while the top-end V8 variants offer 18-inchers. Customers can also opt for new 20-inch wheels.
The interior design continues unchanged and BMW has given new two-tone leather upholstery options in addition to a Head-Up Display (HUD). The company claims that the overall material quality has been improved.
BMW has left the powertrain options untouched. All the variants can be specified with the xDrive all-wheel drive system which is claimed to improve acceleration despite the added weight.
All three 6 Series variants are available in India as a CBU and hence the updated models are expected to reach India in a few months after their international market launch.
More details are available in the press release below the gallery.
2016 BMW 6 Series – Image Gallery
2016 BMW 6 Series – Press Release
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