2018 BMW 6-Series

Many will be surprised to learn that the current BMW 6 Series
has been on the market since 2011. The model, which is
available in coupe and convertible bodies, still looks
stunning.  Credit must be given to the automaker’s
designers for coming up with the stunning body.  The
automaker plans to revise the models to hook them up with the
latest features in the industry. The 2018 BMW 6-Series we have
spotted doing test runs are covered in heavy camouflage, an
indication that the automaker is planning to make a number of
changes for the models. Read along to find out more about the
potential changes.

2018 BMW 6-Series Exterior

Although I don’t expect the automaker to change the design
language, the new 6 Series will feature a host of visual
upgrades. As usual, expect the kidney grille to feature; in
fact, from the testing mule, the grille looks wider than
before. The grille also features active shutters, which enhance
the model’s aerodynamics. Slimmer headlights will flank the new
grille.

Spy photo

At the rear, the roof slants to form an attractive fastback
look. It also features a trailing spoiler that has a mild
upturn on the trunk lid. The taillights also look modified.

In addition to the coupe and convertible bodies, rumor has it
that the automaker will add a 4-door Gran Coupe. Keep it here
for more updated on the upcoming BMW 6 Series styling.

2018 BMW 6-Series Interior

Due to the heavy camouflage, we could not get a glimpse of the
inside. I expect the automaker to hook up the models with a new
futuristic dash.  Most likely, the automaker will mount a
huge central display screen at the top of the dash. Below the
screen will be air vents for the climate control system. Like
other beemers, expect the automaker to maintain a clean face
with only minimum buttons, only maintaining a gear shifter and
the infotainment control knob.

Alcantara and premium leather will be the standard upholstery
materials. Surfaces not covered by leather or Alcantara will
feature either aluminum or wood accents. Front seats will be
power adjustable with ventilation, heating and massage
features.

Tech-wise, BMW does not disappoint. As such, expect the model
to feature the most up-to-date infotainment system, navigation
system, induction phone charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay
and a premium Harmon Kardon sound system among many more
impressive features. The industry is going the autonomous way;
therefore, expect the model to feature a host of
semi-autonomous features such as  autonomous braking,
blind-spot monitoring, brake assist, traffic light recognition,
self parking, autonomous braking and adaptive cruise control to
name just but a few.

The top M6 trim will feature a carbon fiber trim, bolstered
sport seats as well as motorsport-inspired apps to help monitor
your performance if you decide to take your model racing on
weekends.

Engine specs and performance

BMW is yet to confirm engines that will power the 6 Series.
However, I think the automaker will use the same lineup as the
one on the current 5 Series. As such, expect the new 6 Series
to feature the turbocharged 3.0 L inline 6 that powers the
540i. The engine produces 350 horses and 340 lb-ft of torque on
the 540i.

Diesel lovers will also have their fill with a turbocharged
straight-six mill good for 330 hp. The automaker may also add a
4.4 L, V-8 that produces 475 horses. Going by the current
trends, the automaker may even add a hybrid drive-train. The
top-of-the-range M6 will get an upgraded 4.4 L, V-8 that will
be capable of generating 600 horses.  RWD will be standard
but the automaker will offer the xDrive AWD system as an
option.

2018 BMW 6-Series convertible

Price and release date

It is too early to talk about prices as the model is still on
its development stages. With the new upgrades, expect the price
to rise slightly from the current model’s starting price of
$77,600.

The top trim will attract in excess of $100,000. BMW will
likely showcase the 6 Series at an international show in 2017
before sales commence in late 2017 or in the first quarter of
2018.

Competition

Most competition will come from the traditional nemesis, Audi
with their S7.
The Porsche
Panamera will also give the 2018 BMW 6-Series a run for its
money.