2013 BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

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BMW announced today the addition of a new M Sport edition offered for the entire 6-Series lineup : Coupe , Convertible and Grand Coupe . The new edition will be available from June 2013 at a starting price of $80,625.

According to BMW, the new special edition "delivers a driving experience that assuages the most discerning requirements while also offering an attractive price advantage." The new 6 Series M Sport Edition will be distinguished by tons of M-specific elements, like an aerodynamic kit, wheels and exhaust system.

The interior has also been optimized with numerous M elements, like M leather steering wheel, M door sill finishers and sports seats in Alcantara/Nappa leather.

As a first for the 6 Series, BMW is also offering a Sakhir Orange metallic M paintwork combined with an interior trim in BMW Individual leather Merino fine grain Opal white with contrast seams in Sakhir Orange.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 BMW 6 Series M Sport Edition.

Exterior

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

The new M Sport Edition will be distinguished by an M Sport package that adds an M-specific aerodynamic kit, adaptive LED headlights and LED fog lights.

The car sits on a set of 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design backed by black-painted brake calipers. BMW is also offering exhaust tailpipes in dark chrome and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.

As a first for the 6 Series, customers can also opt for the Sakhir Orange metallic M paintwork - a color that, until now, was only available on the M6.

Interior

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

Most of the updates are offered on the interior, as BMW is including an M-style, leather-wrapped steering wheel; M-style door sill finishers; and sports seats in Alcantara and Nappa leather. Buyers can also opt for an exclusive BMW Individual leather Merino fine grain Opal white with contrast seams in Sakhir Orange.

The new BMW 6 Series M Sport Edition will also be offered with tons of standard equipment, Including:

  • BMW Heads-Up Display
  • Multifunction instrument display
  • Dashboard covered in exclusive Nappa leather
  • Professional Hi-Fi system with 12 speakers

Customers can further personalize their 6 Series with a wide range of optional equipment, including:

  • ConnectedDrive Navigation package with a 10.2-inch Control Display, voice control, extended hands-free telephone system and BMW ConnectedDrive Services
  • Park Distance Control
  • Rear-view camera
  • Ski bag

Drivetrain

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

BMW announced no updates under the hood, so customers can choose between the usual engines found in the 6 Series lineup.

The 640i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, while the most powerful 650i gets a 4.4-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 445 horsepower and a peak torque of 480 pound-feet. The 650i goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds and up to a top speed of 135 mph.

Prices

ModelPrice
BMW 640i Coupe M Sport$80,625
BMW 640i Convertible M Sport$87,925
BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport$83,325
BMW 650i Coupe M Sport$91,925
BMW 650i Convertible M Sport$99,225
BMW 650i Gran Coupe M Sport$94,625

Competition

Mercedes E-Class Coupe

Mercedes E-Class Coupe

American customers can only choose between two different engines on the E-Class Coupe, including: a 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine in the E350 with 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque; or a twin-turbo, direct-injected 5.5-liter V-8 producing 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque in the E550. The two engines mate to a seven-speed automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT lever and shift paddles.

Jaguar XK Coupe and Convertible

Jaguar XK

The XK comes with two engine options, including: a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 385 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque; or a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that delivers 510 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque.

The second engine will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph.

Conclusion

The M Sport Edition offered for the BMW 6-Series is the perfect addition needed to fill the gap between the standard version and the more powerful M6. The problem is that the model is a little bit expensive. For example, a base 650i Coupe is priced at $86,200, while for the M Sport Edition price has been raised to $91,925.

LOVE IT
  • Looks very good
  • Updated interior
  • Lots of M-sport elements
LEAVE IT
  • Kind of expensive

Press Release

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

Sumptuous flair and alluring athleticism come together in the BMW 6 Series models to invest these premium luxury-class vehicles with hallmark driving fun. The new M Sport edition offers a particularly exclusive opportunity to highlight the dynamic attributes of the BMW 6 Series Coupe, BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. With their harmoniously coordinated design details and ultra-high-quality range of features, the BMW 6 Series models in M Sport Edition guise deliver a driving experience that assuages the most discerning requirements while also offering an attractive price advantage.

The M Sport edition package can be combined with all the models and engine variants of the BMW 6 Series range and will be available from July 2013.

The M Sport edition models of the BMW 6 Series include the M Sport package, comprising among other features a model-specific M aerodynamics package, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, LED foglamps, the BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line, black-painted brake callipers and exhaust tail pipes in dark chrome. The exterior specifications are further complemented by Adaptive LED Headlights.

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

The characteristic interior design – likewise entirely geared to the active driving experience – features an M leather steering wheel, M door sill finishers and sports seats in Alcantara/leather nappa, coupled with other high-grade applications that add a further boost to driving pleasure and convenience, as well as enhancing the exclusive ambience of the BMW 6 Series. They include the BMW Head-Up Display, the multifunction instrument display, a dashboard covered in exclusive nappa leather, and the Professional hi-fi system with 12 speakers in the BMW 6 Series Convertible and 16 in the BMW 6 Series Coupe and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. Included in the range of equipment is also the ConnectedDrive Navigation package comprising, among other features, a freestanding 10.2-inch Control Display, voice control, extended hands-free telephone system, BMW ConnectedDrive Services for the use of apps and BMW Online, BMW Concierge Services telephone information service, Remote Services and Real Time Traffic Information. In addition to this, the M Sport edition models of the BMW 6 Series come with Park Distance Control and a rear-view camera, as well as a ski bag for the through-loading facility from the luggage compartment to the rear of the cabin.

BMW 6-Series M Sport Edition

All M Sport edition models of the BMW 6 Series also have the option of the Sakhir Orange metallic M paintwork. This colour was previously the preserve of the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW M6 Convertible and BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Another added option available exclusively to the BMW 6 Series M Sport edition models is interior upholstery in BMW Individual leather Merino fine grain Opal white with contrast seams in Sakhir Orange. This is offered in conjunction with the Comfort Seats and serves to accentuate not only the sporty attributes of the relevant model but also its luxurious character.


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