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BMW 6 Series (E63)




Manufacturer
BMW
Production
2003 – 2010
Assembly
Dingolfing, Germany
6th of October City, Egypt(BAG)
Predecessor
Successor
Body style
2-door convertible
2-door coupé
Platform
BMW E64
Engine
3.0 L six-cylinder petrol
3.0 L six-cylinder diesel
4.4-4.8 L V8 petrol
Transmission
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
6-speed (SMG)
7-speed (SMG)
Wheelbase
2,778 mm (109.4 in)
Length
4,831 mm (190.2 in)
Width
1,855 mm (73.0 in)
Height
1,373 mm (54.1 in)
Curb weight
1,690 kg (3,726 lb)
Designer(s)
Adrian van Hooydonk (2000)
The BMW E63/E64 is the second generation of the  BMW 6 Series  of luxury coupés, introduced in Autumn 2003 in Frankfurt Motor Show byGerman car manufacturer BMW. It comes as either a coupé or cabriolet (convertible) and in several engine variants ranging from a 3 litrestraight-6 to 5 litre V10 in the M6 model. Production ended on July 8, 2010.
In 1989 the original 6 Series was supplanted by the more expensive and higher performance 8 Series. In late 2003, the 6 Series was reintroduced as a 2004 model as a coupé (E63) and cabriolet (E64) platforms. The E63/64 itself is based on the BMW E60, the latter which forms the fifth iteration of the 5 Series sedan.
The styling of the new 6 Series has generally received a warm welcome from the BMW community. The new 6 Series was designed to look like a shark, and many have acknowledged the resemblance. The controversial rear styling by Adrian van Hooydonk is considered to work somewhat better on the shapely E63 than on the E65 7 Series model which was controversial. However, most owners and enthusiasts of the E24 6 Series have disliked the E63.
The development cycle of this vehicle was documented in a 3-part Discovery Channel Canadaseries Birth of a Sports Car (later known as BMW: Birth of a Sports Car on Speed Channel). The design process showcased in the documentary was frozen and green-lighted for production in 2001.
The 645i was used as a pace car at each round of the 2006 Moto GP.

Model lineup

Model
Model Year
Engine
E63
Coupé
E64
Cabriolet
630Ci/630i
2004-2010
N52B30
645Ci
2004–2005
N62B44
650i
2006-2010
N62B48
M6
2006-2010
S85B50
635d
2007-2010
NM57TUD30


Mid-generational refresh

2008-2010 BMW 650Ci convertible (US)

2009 BMW M6 convertible

In the autumn of 2007 BMW debuted an updated BMW 6-Series Coupe and Convertible. They feature new LED turn signals in the headlights, slightly restyled rear tail lamps with an LED turn signal, and a redesigned third LED brakelight that has been enlarged and moved to the top of the trunklid.

Engines

Model
Engine code
Power
Torque
Notes
630i / 630Ci
N52B30
190 kW (255 hp) @6600
300 Nm (220 lbft) @2500–4000
Not sold in USA or Canada
645Ci
N62B44
245 kW (329 hp)
450 Nm (330 lbft) @3600
650i
N62B48
270 kW (362 hp) @6300
490 Nm (360 lbft) @3400
635d
N57TUD30
286 hp (213 kW) @4400
580 Nm (430 lbft) @1750
Europe only

Transmissions

Transmission choices are either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic "Steptronic". There was also an option of a 6-speed Getrag SMG II single-clutch semi-automatic transmission on the 630i. The 6-speed SMG was only available for a limited 2 year period, 2006 - 2008. For the high-performance M6, the 7-speed Getrag SMG III single-clutch semi-automatic transmission was initially the only transmission but it later became optional a year afterward when a 6-speed manual unit was made available. The SMG III also was optional on V8-engined 6-Series (645Ci/650i) until after the 2008 model year.

M6

Main article: BMW M6
In 2005, an M6 version of the new 6 Series was introduced. It shares the E60 BMW M5's engine and transmission (500 hp). In the third quarter of 2006, BMW announced the M6 convertible as an upcoming 2007 model. The 2008 model year M6 Coupé and Cabriolet both benefited from the standard 6-Series refresh during the fall of 2007.

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Last updated on 12 July 2013 at 19:04.

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