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All-new BMW 6 Series Convertible unveiled

BMW has released full details and images of its new 6 Series Convertible.

BMW gave us our first glimpse of the new-look 6 Series at the Paris Motor Show in September - in concept coupé format. Here's the production ready Convertible version.

This time BMW is going to town on its luxury credentials rather than trying to pretend it's a sports car. The cloth roof is carried over, multi-layered for refinement, but all talk from Bavaria is of a bigger, more luxurious car.

There are two engines from launch, both petrol. The 640i is a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six with 320hp, and the 650i a 4.4-litre turbocharged V8. The latter hits 100km/h in five seconds dead, while the former uses 7.9 litres/100km (35.8mpg) on the combined cycle. They're the headline figures.

BMW says this is the most highly specified 6 Series ever, with leather, navigation, Drive Dynamic Control, an eight-speed auto, xenon headlamps and parking sensors standard. For once you'll not need the options list.

But if you do choose to take a peek at the extras you'll see all manner of goodies including active damping, a full colour head-up display and softer nappa leather.

The car is also the recipient of the world's first Bluetooth-enabled in-car email reader thingy, for when that cheap Viagra offer just can't wait.

Space is increased in every direction compared to the current Six, which will be felt most in the back, and the boot increases to 350 litres with the roof up. Roof down it's 300 litres - only a little smaller than a family hatchback's.

No word on prices yet.

Published on November 18, 2010
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