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BMW reveals facelifted 6 series range

Date: 11 December 2014   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

BMW has revealed its facelifted 6 series range ahead of its debut at the Detroit motor show next month. The range will go on sale in the UK in March 2015.

Diesel-wise, the 640d has been tweaked slightly; while its power output is the same before (313hp), the unit is slightly more frugal (54.3mpg compared to 51.4mpg) and emits 5g/km CO2 less than before, now down to 139g/km CO2. No prices have been revealed, but the previous generation 640d was priced from £63,000.

It is mated to BMW's eight speed automatic gearbox, and BMW said all its engines are Euro6 compliant thanks to its EfficientDymamics technology.

Other engines in the range include the 320hp 640i which now emits 172g/km CO2, the 450hp 650i and the potent 560hp M6. BMW said almost half of all 6 series sales now go to the Gran Coupe variant.

The facelift includes revisions to both the exterior of the car, which features LED running lights, and a slight revision to the grille - it now features nine bars as opposed to 10 in the previous version.  The German car maker claims the interior is comfier than before, too.

Technology-wise, the firm's infotainment and navigation system ConnectedDrive is now standard. The company's head-up display is also mated to the ConnectedDrive.