2013 BMW 6-Series

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2013 BMW 6-Series Review

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If you are looking for assertive, sporty good looks and plenty of power under the hood, the 2013 BMW 6-Series is worth looking at. These cars are available in a variety of body styles and trim levels to meet the needs of any BMW fan. There are two engines to choose from, the six-cylinder or the more powerful V-8. Both offer plenty of power. The 2013 BMW 6-Series is a good choice for the demanding driver who expects good handling and performance in any situation.

New For 2013

Like most of its lines, BMW doesn’t like to make a lot of changes to something that works so well, such as the 2013 6-Series. The few changes for this year include:

  • New generation M6 Coupe and four-door Gran Coupe
  • Available Bang & Olufsen Sound System

Exterior

The 2013 6-Series from BMW is certainly unique. It is unusual to find coupes, sedans, and convertibles all offered in the same line. While all of the models have their differences, each one has plenty of character and a wow factor that can’t be denied. These cars sit low to the ground and look sporty and powerful. From the front end, these cars look aggressive. No other word will quite describe the creased hood and distinctive grille. Slightly flared fenders and some convex and concave sheet metal form the sides of the car. On the convertible models, the detailing is a bit more assertive. Adaptive full LED headlights that improve night driving are standard as are 19-inch light-alloy wheels. The M Sport package offers upgraded 20-inch wheels.

Interior & Cargo

With the outside of the 2013 BMW 6-Series looking as sporty and performance-oriented as it does, one would expect the cabin to reflect that as well. Not to disappoint, the cabin space is pleasantly luxurious. In many ways, it looks more like a luxury sedan from the inside than a sporty coupe. The dash and controls are laid out in a very driver-friendly design. Leather, wood, and metal are elegantly used in the cabin’s trim. Upgrading to the M Sport package offers a sportier steering wheel and Athracite Alcantara headliner. A new addition to the 6-Series is the premium Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system. While the 6-Series has plenty to say about refinement in the interior, it works equally hard to look and feel relaxed and understated at the same time.

Safety

Like the other features offered, BMW didn’t spare any effort in ensuring the 2013 6-Series has plenty of safety features. These cars come standard with advanced stability and traction control, especially useful with the car’s high performance record. The 6-Series is also equipped with cornering brake control and an automatic brake drying system. Start off assistance and anti-lock brakes are standard equipment as well. Naturally, this series of cars has the airbag systems one has come expect from BMW.

For those looking for increased security and safety, BMW offers several additional safety extras. This series can be equipped with night view and side view cameras, adaptive LED headlights, and integral active steering.

Driving Experience

The first thing to know about driving one of the 6-Series from BMW is that while they look sporty, they are actually performance coupes and convertibles. These cars are made for taking on long highways and eating up the miles comfortably with plenty of grace and style. The 2013 6-Series is available with one of two engine choices. The first is the 3.0-liter, twin-powered six-cylinder. This motor offers an impressive 315 hp. The other motor choice is the 4.4-liter, turbocharged V-8. This powertrain provides a remarkable 400 hp. These engines are paired with a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission, though the 6-Series is also made with a six-speed manual transmission. The six-speed is only available on the V-8, rear-wheel-drive models. In the name of efficiency, the 6-Series offers Brake Energy Regeneration. This feature captures the energy lost during braking and uses it to charge the battery.

Performance and handling are what one expects from BMW’s finer model options. Steering is much like a lighter car, though some test drivers would have preferred more feedback. Shifting with either transmission option is smooth and provides the support needed for both engines. Overall, drivers will be impressed with the performance and handling of the 2013 BMW 6-Series.

Key Competitors For The 2013 BMW 6-Series

  • Porsche 911
  • Maserati Gran Turismo
  • Mercedes Benz SL-Class
  • Jaguar XK-Series

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