What’s New for the 2013 BMW 6 Series
Having been completely redesigned in 2012, the BMW 6 Series remains mostly unchanged for the 2013 model year. The engine has been upgraded, making this year’s 6 Series more powerful – rising from 400 hp to 445 hp. Also, the V8’s manual transmission is no longer available.
2013 BMW 6 Series Exterior
The BMW 6 Series is available as a convertible coupe, a two-door coupe, or a four-door sedan. The list of standard exterior equipment on the base-level 640i is exhaustive, and includes a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, automatic and adaptive xenon headlights with power washers, 18-inch wheels, an adaptive sport suspension, automatic wipers, parking sensors, heated power-folding mirrors, a large tilt-only sunroof, LED fog lights, and keyless ignition/entry.
2013 BMW 6 Series Performance
Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 315 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque, the 2013 BMW 640i shows just the beginning of this car’s potential. Move up a trim-level or two, and see what this car can really do. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard across all 6 Series models.
2013 BMW 6 Series Efficiency
The 2013 BMW 640i is pretty darn efficient, thanks to its automatic stop-start function. The 640i’s engine will automatically shut-off at stoplights to help save fuel. The EPA estimates 26 mpg combined fuel efficiency for the coupe and 24 mpg combined for the convertible.
2013 BMW 6 Series Interior
Heated 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustments, driver seat memory functions, leather upholstery, a heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control and a rearview camera round out the list of standard features for the base model 640i.
The interior offers only the best materials and craftsmanship, and is well designed. The backseat lacks extra space, and would fit children much better than adults, however the large trunk space makes up for the lack of backseat space with a whopping 12.3 cubic feet in the convertible.
2013 BMW 6 Series Safety
Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with advanced standby and drying features, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, and BMW assist. Pop-up roll bars also come standard in the convertible.