While it’s working on the fourth-generation 6 Series, BMW certainly wants to keep sales of the current model at a steady level. One solution is to come out with a special edition bringing more standard equipment and some minor novelties to spice things up. The new arrival is being offered for all three body styles (Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe) and with all of the engines available for the regular models. All cars come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a choice of either rear-wheel drive or the grippy xDrive AWD setup.
The 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition stands out thanks to its fresh Sonic Speed Blue metallic paint and the new 20-inch lightweight M alloy wheels featuring a bi-colour design. To further set it apart from the more mundane 6 Series models, BMW will also throw in a pair of carbon fibre side mirror caps.
To sweeten the deal, there are a bunch of subtle tweaks on the inside as well. The cars are going to come with a BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather finished off in Black/Fjord Blue. You can only get these seats on this special edition, which also features fancy floor mats adorned with Fjord Blue contrasting piping.
The carbon fibre theme continues on the inside where the trim finishers and the gear selector lever have a similar appearance. Rounding off the cabin changes are the exclusive blue sill cover strips with “M Sport Limited Edition” lettering to serve as a reminder you’re not driving a run-of-the-mill 6 Series.
BMW will begin to take orders for the 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition from next month, but details about pricing are not available at the moment of writing. It’s unclear at this point how many units are going to be made since all we know so far is the vehicles will be available in “restricted numbers.”
Gallery: 2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition
Exclusive dynamic performance: the M Sport Limited Edition of the BMW 6 Series
New equipment variant combines the elements of the model-specific M sports package with additional, particularly high-quality options for the exterior and interior – special limited edition available from April 2017 for the BMW 6 Series Coupé, BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé.
Munich. The M Sport Limited Edition for the models of the BMW 6 Series paves the way to an especially exclusive form of dynamic performance that gives a distinctive touch to both outer appearance and the interior ambience. The new equipment variant, offered in conjunction with the M sports package as configured for each specific model, comprises a unique compilation of options and design features for both exterior and interior. The M Sport Limited Edition is available in restricted numbers from April 2017 for the BMW 6 Series Coupé, the BMW 6 Series Convertible and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé.
The elements of the M Sport Limited Edition for the BMW 6 Series include the exterior paint finish in the variant Sonic Speed Blue metallic, which is available in model year 2017 for the first time, and the likewise newly designed 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Bicolor finish with M specific double-spoke design including mixed tyres and emergency running properties. The bold sporty flair and exclusive elegance of the edition models is additionally emphasised by means of exterior mirror caps in carbon fibre.
The M Sport Limited Edition also adds a distinctive touch of style on the inside. The driver and front passenger enjoy the characteristic driving experience on comfort seats with BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim in the variant Black/Fjord Blue. These seats are available exclusively for the edition models and are supplemented with floor mats featuring contrasting piping in Fjord Blue. The fascinating ambience is rounded off with interior trim finishers in carbon fibre, a gear selector lever with carbon fibre applications and door sill cover strips coloured blue and bearing the inscription “M Sport Limited Edition”.
The M Sport Limited Edition is not just available for all body variants of the BMW 6 Series but also comes regardless of the drive version selected by the customer. For the BMW 6 Series Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 9.3 – 5.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 217 – 143 g/km), the BMW 6 Series Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 9.5 – 5.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 221 – 149 g/km) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 9.4 – 5.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 219 – 147 g/km) there is a choice of an in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with 235 kW/320 hp, a V8 petrol engine with 330 kW/450 hp and an in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with 230 kW/313 hp for each model. All engines are combined as standard with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. As an alternative to power transmission to the rear wheel as is typical of the brand, all model variants of the BMW 6 Series are also available with the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive.