BMW‘s high-priced highway cruiser received a number of mild upgrades for 2016 that are on display at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
Changes under the hood are minimal, but the exterior is refreshed with an updated front fascia, new headlights, redesigned side view mirrors. There’s also a redesigned rear end that emphasizes the cars wide track with more chrome and wider exhaust exits on six-cylinder models.
Looking at the front end of the car, the kidney-grille design in the 6 Series has been changed slightly with fewer bars in the grille. The car also features a new front apron, with a single air intake opening. The car’s front fog lamps have also been updated with a decorative surround, that is specific to the body style of the car: chrome on convertible models and high-gloss black for the coupe and Gran Coupe models. The headlight design has also been slightly updated.
Aerodynamics have been improved with that front apron and the newly designed side-view mirrors. Those mirrors also feature integrated side-markers.
The 6 Series is still available with rear or all-wheel drive in three all body styles (coupe, gran coupe and convertible) and can be equipped with a 315 HP six-cylinder or a 445 HP eight cylinder engine. The 640i models now get a standard sport exhaust system that features a switchable exhaust valve that can quiet down or enhance the exhaust note.
BMW says 66 percent of its 6 Series sales come from the U.S. The updated grand tourer will hit showrooms in the second quarter of 2015.
GALLERY: 2016 BMW 6 Series Live Photos
GALLERY: 2016 BMW 6 Series
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