A short trip in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé will never feel like enough. The perfectly tuned suspension and transmission technology ensures that road holding remains supreme at all times − even during fast, sporty driving. And you’re guaranteed to feel it: The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has a genuine driving style all of its own.

BMW EfficientDynamics.

Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption, for BMW the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure. BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that includes the drive train, energy management and the BMW Efficient Lightweight vehicle concept – and is standard in every BMW.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo engine range's new generation of petrol as well as diesel engines is responsible for the improved performance and lower fuel consumption in BMW vehicles. Optimised aerodynamics also contribute to the increased efficiency.

Sports exhaust system.

The full-bodied sound of the sports exhaust system perfectly complements the vehicle's overall athleticism. The sound can also be modified using an integrated exhaust valve mechanism, which is controlled by the Driving Experience Control. The dynamic SPORT and SPORT+ driving modes are accentuated by a thrilling, even more distinctive sound, while the comfort oriented modes are accompanied by more discreet engine acoustics that better suit longer journeys and a more luxurious driving experience.

Eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive. In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to change gears manually at any time using the dynamically designed selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel.
In Sport mode, the gear changes are configured for maximum performance. Thanks to the fine increments and eight gears, the engine is always kept at the level at which it can make best use of its power and efficiency. It also makes acceleration faster, when overtaking another vehicle for example.
When travelling at high speeds, the additional eighth gear reduces the required engine speed, thereby also reducing the fuel consumption and engine noise. This is also where the newly developed converter clutch comes into play. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers the greatest shifting comfort and the best possible efficiency.
  • Launch Control is a function included in the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, which enables maximum acceleration from a standing start. To use this function, activate DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) by briefly pushing the DSC button (Dynamic Stability Control), move the gear lever to the "S" position, firmly hold down the brake and press the accelerator pedal to kickdown. Release the brake while maintaining kickdown, and the vehicle will accelerate to the maximum until the accelerator is released. This is a feature that will delight drivers with dynamic, sporty ambitions.

DYNAMICS.

Experience a feeling of complete control thanks to the perfect interplay between suspension, precise steering and state of the art technologies. The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé tackles even the most winding roads with impressive lightness and Driving Experience Control offers the choice between sporty, direct road contact and a comfortable, relaxed drive.
  • Thanks to state of the art technology, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé offers superior driving quality, precise handling and outstanding directional stability. The technological foundation for this is provided by the suspension. It guarantees optimum contact with the road surface and perfect roadholding in all situations − the result of perfectly attuned technical components, the interconnection of intelligent suspension systems and well balanced weight distribution across the two axles. This way, you enjoy maximum safety and driving pleasure at all times.
  • Integral Active Steering for vehicles with rear wheel drive combines steering for the rear wheels with a variable steering angle for the front axle. At speeds of up to around 37 mph, the rear wheels turn opposite the front wheels. The seemingly shorter wheelbase improves manoeuvrability and agility. Beginning around 37 mph, the rear wheels turn parallel to the front wheels. The wheelbase feels longer, which improves stability as well as comfort – especially when changing lanes quickly or abruptly.
  • Driving Experience Control offers the driver the choice between COMFORT mode, for the standard engine and transmission settings, ECO PRO mode, which is geared towards greater efficiency, and SPORT mode, which enables even more dynamic driving. ECO PRO mode adjusts the characteristics of the accelerator and transmission as well as the heating/air conditioning settings to make the drive as fuel-efficient as possible.
    ECO PRO mode reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. Further fuel savings can be achieved using the "cruising" mode, the route ahead assistant and ECO PRO route. The route ahead assistant uses the navigation system to assess local road conditions and give tips in advance. If there is a speed limit change around the next bend, the system advises the driver to slow down before the bend.
    ECO PRO route also helps to ensure the efficient use of fuel. It suggests an efficiency optimised route that takes into account the volume of traffic, individual driving style and local conditions. In SPORT mode, the car responds more directly, leading to a more dynamic driving experience.

Intelligent energy management.

The intelligent energy management in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé includes the BMW EfficientDynamics technologies ECO PRO mode, Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration as standard. The interplay of these features ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.
  • Auto Start-Stop ensures that fuel is only used when the car is actually moving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill (for example at traffic lights or in stop and go traffic), Auto Start-Stop saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is in neutral position and the driver brakes the car to a complete standstill.
    A signal in the Info Display indicates that Auto Start-Stop is active. As soon as the driver takes their foot off the brake, the engine automatically starts up again.
    This function never compromises driving comfort or safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its optimal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated or cooled, if the battery level is too low or if the steering wheel is being turned. If necessary, a central control unit restarts the engine even when at a standstill, for example if the car begins to roll or if condensation starts to form on the windscreen. Auto Start-Stop can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.
  • Every time the driver brakes, kinetic energy is generated and until recently this energy went unused. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of this long-overlooked potential. It harnesses the energy that is generated whenever the driver brakes or takes his or her foot off the accelerator and turns it into electricity. This electricity is then used to charge the car battery. This intelligent energy management system means that the alternator no longer needs to run constantly, which reduces the strain on the generator. The result: reduced fuel consumption and increased propulsion power – classic attributes of BMW EfficientDynamics.

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