2016 BMW 6-Series and M6 Show Their Faintly Tweaked Bodies in Detroit

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BMW's facelifted 6-Series and M6 family comprising the Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe sedan, made their first public appearance at the Detroit Auto Show.

All models come with restyled front and rear aprons, standard full-LED headlights, subtly revised double kidney grilles, new alloy wheel designs and larger tailpipe embellishers for all six-cylinder models.

BMW also added several new paintwork finishes, including Jatoba metallic, Cashmere Silver metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic and Melbourne Red metallic.

Inside, the 2016MY gain higher-quality surface materials, newly available two-tone color leather options, two fresh equipment lines named Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence, and a more advanced head-up display system.

On the performance front, BMW re-tuned the suspension and steering settings.

The engine lineup is carried over from last year, with the U.S. getting the 640i with a 315hp 3.0-liter turbo'd inline-six, the 650i with a 445hp 4.4-liter turbo V8, and the M6 featuring a 560hp 4.4-liter turbo V8.

The 640i and 650i get a standard 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, while the M6, either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic.

US sales of the updated models will begin in the second quarter of the year.

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