Driving dynamics & efficiency in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé.


Driving dynamics & efficiency in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé.

PERFORMANCE ARTIST.Driving dynamics & efficiency in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé.

You can complete short trips in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, of course. However, this will never quite be enough. The reason for this is the perfectly attuned suspension and transmission technology. This ensures that road-holding remains supreme and pleasant at all times − even during fast, sporty driving. You’re guaranteed to feel it: The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has a genuine driving style all of its own.

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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 minimize 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 engines is responsible for the improved performance and lower fuel consumption in BMW vehicles. Optimized aerodynamics also contribute to the increased efficiency.


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.


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 shift gears manually at any time. The gear can be shifted using the dynamically designed selector lever or the shift paddles on the steering wheel. In Sport mode, the gear shifts 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 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers the greatest shifting comfort and the best possible efficiency.

  • Launch Control

    Launch Control is a function included in the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission which enables maximum acceleration from a standing start. To avail of 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 which is destined to delight drivers with dynamic, sporty ambitions.


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.

  • Chassis

    Thanks to state-of-the-art technologies, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé offers superior driving qualities, 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 even during sporty driving − as well as maximum driving pleasure, too.

  • Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO

    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.



The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring optimal traction at all times. xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensure that the BMW remains perfectly stable in its track. Controlled via the DSC sensor, xDrive flexibly and quickly distributes drive power between the axles in order to prevent oversteer or understeer from developing, thereby ensuring outstanding directional stability. In critical road conditions, the DSC doesn't need to intervene as much. BMW xDrive combines all the advantages of an all-wheel drive system – traction, directional stability and driving safety – with classic BMW agility for even more driving pleasure.


The intelligent energy management in the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé includes the BMW EfficientDynamics technologies ECO PRO mode, Automatic Start/Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration as standard. The interplay of these features ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.

  • ECO PRO mode

    The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The "coasting" function, the route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further five percent. The coasting function decouples the drive train from the engine and the vehicle rolls without any engine resistance. The car "coasts" when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator between 50 and 160 km/h and does not apply the brakes. If needed, the route-ahead assistant can intelligently suppress coasting. ECO PRO route shows the most efficient route based on the traffic situation and driving style. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route selected by ECO PRO route.

  • Automatic Start/Stop function

    The Automatic Start/Stop function 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, the Automatic Start/Stop function 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 the Automatic Start/Stop function is active. As soon as or the foot taken from the brake, the engine turns itself back on automatically. 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 windshield. The Automatic Start/Stop function can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.

  • Brake Energy Regeneration

    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 coasting 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.