BMW 6 Series for Model Year 2014.
New Frozen Brilliant White Edition Convertible leads iconic 6 Series
into new model year.
640i Gran Coupe available with xDrive all-wheel drive
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - March 25, 2013... The BMW 6 Series Coupe,
Convertible, and Gran Coupe models will enter the 2014 model year with
a stronger line-up than ever, thanks to new enhancements and a limited
edition of the Convertible model sure to make heads turn.
Limited to only 100 copies, the new 2014 BMW 6 Series Convertible
Frozen Brilliant White Edition will be produced in April and early
May, 2013, and will be instantly recognizable both inside and out.
Available as a rear-wheel drive 650i, or 650i xDrive model featuring
BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system, the Frozen Brilliant White
Edition will have a starting MSRP of $106,695 and 110,095,
respectively (prices include $895 Destination & Handling), and
will arrive at Authorized BMW Centers this May. Contents signature to
the Edition include BMW Individual Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
exterior matte paint, Frozen Black wing mirror caps, black BMW kidney
grilles, and 20-inch bi-color Ferric Gray / gloss-turned BMW M
Performance light-alloy wheels.
Other 6 Series equipment specified to the Edition includes Black Nappa
leather upholstery, a black Convertible soft top, and Gray Poplar wood
trim. The M Sport Package and Executive Package are also included, and
xDrive models will benefit from the Cold Weather Package.
Additionally, the BMW 6 Series Convertible Frozen Brilliant White
Edition will mark the US-debut of BMW's new Dynamic Digital Instrument
Cluster, which allows the "personality" and presentation of
the car's instrumentation to change substantially with each of the
various BMW Driving Dynamics Control modes.
BMW M6 Specific Updates.
In addition to the June 5th market launch of the M6 Gran Coupe, the
2014 model year brings other BMW 6 Series news, specifically in the
territory of the ultra-high performance BMW M6 Coupe, Convertible, and
Gran Coupe models. The 2014 M6 will be offered with an optional
6-speed manual transmission, and M Carbon Ceramic Brakes are also now
available. These options round out the intensity of the M6 model and
allow enthusiastic owners to fully personalize the M driving
The 6-speed manual transmission for the M6 Coupe, Convertible, and
Gran Coupe available at no extra cost on all three models - was
developed in-house by BMW M GmbH engineers during a two-year period
preceding the launch of the newest generation of BMW M5 Sedan and M6
models. Control harmony, friction surfaces, and component strength
were all carefully tuned and tested to produce the most involved
driving experience possible. The manual transmission includes engine
management software that automatically and seamlessly matches engine
speeds during every downshift in the EFFICIENT and SPORT modes of
operation. Switching the engine mode to SPORT+ cancels this feature
and requires the driver to synchronize downshifts using the
accelerator pedal for maximum involvement.
The M Carbon Ceramic Brakes option includes large-diameter, long-life
front and rear brake rotors made of the most-modern carbon ceramic
composite material, netting the M6 a 42.8 lb (19.4 kg) weight savings
from the car's crucial corner areas, specifically at the moving
suspension parts and wheel hubs. This weight reduction increases the
effectiveness of the entire suspension system. Of equal importance,
the M Carbon Ceramic Brake system also quickly dissipates the intense
heat generated by high-speed braking in the most efficient and
effective way possible. Truly a "maximum performance"
option, the M Carbon Ceramic Brakes also feature brilliant aesthetic
quality, with a mirror-like self-polishing finish of the brake rotor
surface and instantly-recognizable gold-painted brake calipers at all
All 2014 BMW 6 Series models receive the latest BMW iDrive version
2014 640i Gran Coupe now available with xDrive all-wheel drive
The 640i, 650i, and M6 models become the latest models to benefit from
the latest-generation HMI, BMW iDrive 4.2. BMW navigation system which
features a revised design and honed operating system. All 2014 BMW 6
Series models except M6 feature BMW's superb 8-speed automatic
transmission and are available with xDrive, BMW's intelligent
all-wheel drive system. BMW xDrive will be available on the 2014 640i
Gran Coupe, joining other 640i and 650i Gran Coupe models available
BMW's iDrive4.2. Display and control in the third dimension.
The newest BMW navigation system features a revised design and honed
operating system. The menu-driven navigation system has been augmented
by new functions. The user interface includes revised graphics and now
comprises 3D elements, while the entire architecture of the individual
menus is now presented in virtual, three dimensional spaces. Its 1.3
GHz processor and dedicated 3D graphics card, bring new levels of
animation and dynamic transitions.
Along with the menu presentation, the navigation displays have been
revised and enhanced. The map displays and guidance information are
now depicted with even greater brilliance and sharpness than before.
Additional function bars allow the map view to be customized quickly
and simply without having to leave the map. The new function bars are
superimposed as an extension of the original map bar and open up
additional options. This allows for Real Time Traffic Information
(RTTI) or weather updates to be superimposed, points-of-interest to be
displayed, or the map to be quickly switched from top view to
perspective view. Standardization of the control bars in the
multimedia sphere facilitates operation of a wide range of audio
The Pie menu: greater operating convenience at a click.
The interactive map view also comes with the option of selecting
special functions directly from the map. Using the iDrive Controller,
the driver can mark a spot in the interactive map to open the Pie
menu. This radial menu offers quick and easy access to a host of
options. Depending on the information stored, the driver can have
points-of-interest in the area flagged, read up on any stored details,
start navigation to any of the points-of-interest, alter the map view
and have the current location or destination displayed. If further
information on a point-of-interest such as the telephone number is
also stored, the driver can instantly access it and make a call.
Split-screen display with more detailed guidance views.
The split screen in the central information display also adds new
functions. While entering the destination by selecting the state, city
and road, the chosen location is also displayed in the map view on the
split screen. The zoom function can be used to verify whether the
destination shown in the relevant section of the map is the intended
For the navigation process itself, the familiar arrow guidance in the
split screen has now been joined by a high-level guidance feature.
This is automatically activated when the driver reaches a certain
point ahead of the next navigation instruction. From a specified
distance, which varies according to the category of road, the arrow
display turns into a schematic, perspective view of the surroundings.
This gives the driver even better orientation thanks to an enhanced
depiction of the location and precise lane guidance. For an optimal
picture, the perspective view changes in stages to a top view of the
junction or intersection as the vehicle approaches it, while a dynamic
vehicle indicator pinpoints the car's current position.
The new 3D city model offers another view of select cities to aid
navigation. If the 3D representation is available, a highly realistic
depiction of the surrounding streets and buildings makes it easier for
the driver to find their way around.
The mobile office: dictation function, voice memos and voice control.
The latest-generation navigation system features a full speech
recognition function and optimized voice control system to complete
the portfolio of office functions offered by BMW ConnectedDrive as
BMW. The full speech recognition system now includes the dictation
function which gives drivers the opportunity to dictate text freely
and compose short text-based messages simply by saying what they wish
to write. Just a few seconds after dictation has been completed, the
transcribed text appears in the display and can be read out if
desired. Drivers also have a number of simple-to-use, speech-based
editing tools available to them for putting the final touches to
e-mails and SMS messages easily and, most importantly, safely. The
multilingual system can recognize six languages including English and
An additional speech-based option to enhance office functionality is
voice memos which can be sent directly by email. The advantage to the
driver is the ability to quickly store ideas or to-do items and send
them to the relevant addressee(s) without being distracted. The
recorded memos can be stored on a USB stick for use outside the car.
The navigation system now allows additional menu functions to be
called up through simplified voice commands. The system is able to
recognize contact data irrespective of the format in which it is
stored, and thus independently of first name and surname order.
Additional submenu functions can now be activated or actions specified
by speech input from adjusting the radio and entering a destination
to changing the route criteria. Voice control is becoming even easier
Rounding off the new office functions is the enhanced facility for
simultaneously pairing two phones to the car at the same time. The
contact data of both phones are now transferred to a shared list which
is then available for making phone calls and sending emails.
High-performance hardware means that calendar and contact information
is displayed without delay, ensuring that both telephones are quickly
ready for wide-ranging use in the vehicle.
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