2017 BMW 6 Series announced, more options & exclusivity

December 19, 2016

BMW has revealed the 2017-2018 update for the 6 Series, bringing a range of new options and tweaks to the coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe.


Australian details are yet to be announced, but overseas, the new model will be available with xDrive all-wheel drive in all variants. All petrol variants get a sports exhaust too, to liven up the sportiness of the legendary nameplate.

Buyers will be offered increased personalisation options, with Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence equipment lines added the range. These bring about unique touches for the interior and exterior. There’s also M Sport options now with more carbon fibre previously reserved for only the M6, and BMW Individual packages as currently available.

As standard, all new models come with Dakota leather, power adjustable steering column, an updated ConnectedDrive navigation system with Wi-Fi hotspot capability and wireless phone charging, as well as a hi-fi stereo, LED headlights, and an alarm. Again, Aussie-specific details are yet to be confirmed.

Engine packages range from a 235kW turbo inline six petrol engine, a 330kW twin-turbo V8, and a 230kW inline six diesel. All come with an eight-speed automatic, with fuel economy averages spanning from as little as 5.4L/100km to 9.5L/100km.

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The new model will go on sale in overseas markets during the first quarter of 2017, with an Australian debut likely taking place later that year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.