A bigger version of the BMW 4-Series is not so popular 6-Series. The third generation is already six years old, but it’s by far the most beautiful model in the BMW lineup. BMW prepared some goodies for 2018 model year until all new generation comes into play and battle the Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. The 6-Series, unlike 4-Series, comes with more powerful engines under the hood. But 2018 BMW 6-Series won’t come with upgraded engines, but rather cosmetic updates and they aren’t bad at all.
2018 BMW 6-Series – Updated Package
It’s not usual revised front and rear end. Headlights are fully LED with adaptive high beams, with fog lights also LED. BMW decided to extend the M Sport Edition package. With this selection, the buyer will enrich their 6-Series with 20-inch bi-color wheels. They have double spoke design and now come with run-flat tires. That’s not all; there is also a new exterior color that wasn’t available before. It’s called Sonic Speed Blue metallic that will further beautify this model.
Until now, interior carbon-fiber trim was exclusive for the full M model, but now it’s available in M Sport package. If some of the enchantments aren’t enough, there is always a possibility to access BMW Individual catalog. It will let potential buyer customize their 6-Series with a range of exterior colors and high-quality upholstery leather. There is also a wide range of equipment that will round up buyer’s favorite mean of transportation. 2018 BMW 6-Series will continue to be offered in three body styles, Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible and with same options under the hood.
2018 BMW 6-Series – Engine Lineup
The first option is a 3.0-liter turbo inline 6-cylinder engine (640i). It produces 315 horsepower. There is also more powerful 4.4-liter V8 that generates 445 horsepower (650i). Nevertheless which engine a buyer chooses, the only transmission available is eight-speed Sport automatic with manual shifting mode. 2018 BMW 6-Series comes with the standard rear-wheel drive, while BMW’s xDrive is optional for $3.000 extra. As for the safety, 6-Series hasn’t been crash-tested by either IIHS or NHTSA but comes packed with all sorts of safety features.
2018 BMW 6-Series – Price
The price of 2018 BMW 6-Series shouldn’t go much higher than the current, so the base version Coupe should start below $80.000 mark, Gran Coupe somewhat higher than $80.000 and the Convertible will start at above $85.000. There is also a more powerful M version of the 6-Series. But you could always look at competitors such as Lexus LC, Mercedes-Benz Cl-class, and Audi S5. Even if all above doesn’t satisfy buyers needs there is a rare breed 6-Series called Alpina B6 Gran Coupe.
2018 BMW 6-Series – Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
This particular model comes with muscular appearance combined with aerodynamic elements like a front apron and integrated splitter on the front end. Besides front and the rear part where BMW emblem dominates, on the wheels, on the hand-stitched Avalina steering wheel and the engine cap, there is Alpina emblem. The rear part is complemented with big, round quad exhaust pipes.
Note: Image of 2017 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive
This model has the same 4.4-liter V8 engine but comes with two turbochargers with a total output of 600 horsepower. This model accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 200 mph. But all that comes at a price and the number on the price tag of this model will be around $130.000.