If we take an analytical look at the new 6er, we’ll find out that the car is now longer, wider and a little bit lower. The new dimensions give you the impression that it’s planted on the road. Moving further, we can see that BMW has given the car proportions that could even convince a new-born baby that he is looking at a GT.
Zooming in even further, we can see how the 6-Series has evolved in the post-Bangle era and we find an explosion of details that please the eye. Let’s take the headlights, for example. Their (optional) full-LED construction is not only energy-efficient and lights the road as if you’re packing two small stars up front, but also gives you even more posh looks when the sun comes down.
And the combination between smart looks and functions goes further - for example, the body looks as if it belongs to a predator and it hides aluminum panels for the doors and bonnet, in order to keep the weight down. However, in certain configurations, the 6-Series can be heavier than its predecessor.
We also have to talk about the rear end, as this was a major problem for some when it came to the predecessor of the current 6-Series. The good news is that the Bangle butt is gone and the good news is that it has been replaced by a set of styling cues that joggle with elegance and dynamism.
We’ll zoom out again, to tell you that if we had to describe the 6-Series in just one word, this would be “intimidating”. However, the design somehow hides its huge amount of muscle under a shirt & tie rather than letting you see it bare. However, this is not a timeless design - its silhouette is not as elegant as that of a Jaguar XK for example - the new 6-Series is contemporary design at its best.Continue reading
Hold on, Sir May B. Bach would like to say something...
This is where the real coupes start for me. Yes, size does... ahem... matter and BMW has got it right with the new 6-Series. I can even forgive the company for needing three shots to make a good 6-Series, because this is such a complete vehicle. I can’t even tell what I like most about it: the little details, such as those LED headlights, or the big picture, where everything is set up in a way that just makes you feel right.
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