The new BMW 6 series has finally broken cover in India. As reported earlier, the car was launched on 26th March 2011 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The version that was introduced is the convertible variant. The Leela Palace Kempinski, was the venue of the launch and Dr. Andreas Schaaf, President, BMW India was present at the occasion. The 2011 BMW 6 series in India is one such car which will cater to a niche market as most of the BMWs here do. At the unveiling of the car, Dr Andreas Schaaf said that this vehicle would define the class of BMW cars here in India. The new car would not only provide an exemplary example of open air motoring but also the best in class technology that BMW has to offer currently across its models in India. BMW aren’t providing Indians second rate cars or ones which have been tuned for lesser power as the 2011 BMW 6 series in India is the top of the line model which is available elsewhere in the world, the 650i.
As for the looks of the car, they are now more toned down from the earlier sharp nose look. The shark like kidney grilles are retained but now there is a sophistication to it, which was lacking in the earlier model. The new car is wider and has a stretched wheelbase. The interiors, especially the rear seats are now more roomier than before however the boot space has remain untouched at 450 liters. The interiors virtually remain unchanged with the asymmetrical dash being angled towards the driver. The 4.4 liter V8 engine under the hood gets twin turbos and direction injection technology. This engine develops 407 Bhp of peak power at 6400 rpm whereas the 600 Nm of maximum torque is available from as low as 1700-4500 rpm. Transmission is an 8 speed automatic with paddle shifts behind the steering wheel. As with the old model, there are 3 driving modes namely Normal, Sports and Sports+. All these technology enables this car to achieve the timing of 5.0 seconds for the 0-100 sprint. BMW’s EfficientDynamics ensure that this car doesn’t guzzle fuel like the earlier one and achieves a claimed 11.05 kmpl. The soft top convertible is been brought via the CBU route and hence now has a heftier price tag. The 2011 BMW 6 series convertible price across India is Rs 95 lakhs. This is the ex-show room price.