The new 2016 BMW 6 Series and the M6 are going to make their global premieres at next year's North American International Auto Show. The event starts on 12th of January and is always conducted in Detroit. Also on display at BMW's stand are the plug-in hybrid sports car i8, the EV i3, as well as the M235i Coupe, and other BMW vehicles. The Bavarian company will also show the prototype its first drive module for electric hydrogen fuel cell drive systems.

All three body styles of the 6 series will be shown in Detroit. These include the 6 Series Coupe, the 6 Series Gran Coupe, and the BMW M6 Convertible. They will show the highest of standards in terms of handling, comfort, technology and of course of appeal. The new BMW 6 Series utilizes exceptional suspension technology, thus exuding unprecedented balance between agility and comfort.

The interior of the coupé is ambient and it is designed to accommodate four people. Similarly, the 6 Series Gran Coupe mixes the performance and elegance of a coupe with the functionality of a four-door vehicle. In the US, the 6 Series line-up will continue via the 650i and 640i models.

The first one uses TwinPower Turbo V8 engine mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission. It generates 445 horsepower (327 kW) and 650 Nm (480 lb-ft) of torque, and accelerates the car from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds.

On the other hand, the 640i utilizes the TwinPower Turbo inline six unit, producing 315 horsepower (232 kW) and 447 Nm (330 lb-ft) of torque. The powerplant is again mated to an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission and accelerates the BMW from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds.

All new 6 Series are equipped with full-LED headlights as standard equipment. The M6 line-up will be represented in Detroit by the M6 Convertible. Next to the standard LED headlights the car is also defined by the M-specific double-bar kidney grille.

The M6 also includes one-of-a-kind M gills, side skirts, 19-inch M forged light-alloy wheels as a standard or 20-inch M light alloy wheels as an option. M6 is driven by the 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine which boasts 560 horsepower (442 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque.

In other words, this means that the M6 Coupe and Gran Coupe will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in about four seconds (4.3 seconds for the M6 Convertible). The engine's power is transferred to the rear wheels via either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

2016 BMW 6 Series line-up is scheduled to arrive in US showrooms in the second quarter of 2015.

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Source: BMW