The 2016 BMW 6-Series will be presented at the beginning of the next year as a 2016 model. The 6-Series will have a mid-cycle update this time, so its changes will not be radical. The series were fully-redesigned for the 2012 model year, so it is too early for the company to repeat such a big step, especially because the models hold a great market piece as they are. Therefore, the manufacturer will only update the models so it could stay modern and attractive. The mid-cycle update will address all the models that come under the 6-Series, which means that we will see the updated coupe, convertible, M6 and others. The updates will primarily affect the series’ appearances. The new model will have a new refreshed exterior which will be even more modern and attractive than the current one. The interior is said to be improved, too, but it will not bring novelties. Instead, the new cabin will be designed in accordance to the touchpad interface seen in some other BMW models. As for the powertrain, the new 6-Series will most likely keep its current powertrain, though the rumors say that those engines will be tuned to perform better. Also, there are speculations about some new gadgets and equipment, especially in the field of safety. All in all, even though this will not be a full-scale redesign, there is plenty of novelties to look forward to.
2016 BMW 6-Series Appearance Changes
The 2016 BMW 6-Series will is a family of attractive, aggressive and assertive models. The new 2016 model year will only enhance these qualities. The complete appearance of the new models is still unknown, as the update is still in development, but there are some leaks from the company suggesting in which direction the changes might go. Judging by this information, the new models will be slightly updated in terms of exterior and interior. The new 6-Series will look more modern and aggressive, with new bumpers, fenders and restyled headlights. The Series will keep the current dimensions and body shape, but it is these small details that will make the difference. The entire redesign will make the vehicle look more dynamic and interesting. As for the rear end, the new 2016 model year will have a new pair of taillights, too. In addition, the rumors say that the new 6-Series will offer new body colors as well as a serious array of wheels. This means that the new series will be very customizable. On the other hand, the new model will keep the basic lines of the current design, meaning it will not stray too much from the current appearance. This means that the exterior will only receive new finishing touch. As for the interior, there is no reliable information about its look just yet, though some rumors say that it will inherit the design seen in some other BMW models. The new 6-Series will most likely offer some new high-tech gadgets, especially when it comes to safety systems.
Powertrain: Expected Engines
The powertrain of the 2016 BMW 6-Series is unknown at the moment. However, since the 2016 model is only a carry over, we do not expect drastic changes. It is possible that the new series will keep the current engine lineup, but only have the latter tuned up and improved. This means that the basic engine for the new 6-Series could be the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit that currently generates 315 horsepower. Another engine that is offered with the current 6-Series is the 4.4-liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower and the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 unit that is installed under the hood of the M6. The latter is capable of generating 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. All the aforementioned figures relate to the specs of the 6-Series that is available on the market at the moment. The new 2016 6-Series is said to have all the performance-wise results improved.
2016 BMW 6-Series Release Date
The 2016 BMW 6-Series will be available early next year. It will be offered in four different body types: Gran Coupe, Convertible, Sedan and M6. As for the price, it is still unknown, though any significant fluctuation of it is highly unlikely to occur.