BMW 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition Wants to Be an M6

It may be one of the last special editions based on the current 6 Series

Launched in 2011, the third-generation BMW 6 Series is nearing the end of its life cycle, which explains why the automaker is giving it a fresh limited edition version.

Suggestively called the M Sport Limited Edition, the special 6 Series model brings both exterior and interior design tweaks. Offered in combination with the M sports package, the M Sport Limited Edition will be available from April 2017 in a limited production run for all body styles of the 6 Series: the Coupé, Convertible, and the Gran Coupé.

Exterior upgrades include a Sonic Speed Blue metallic exterior paint finish, new 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Bicolor finish with double-spoke design, as well as carbon fiber mirror caps.

Inside, the BMW 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition adds comfort seats wrapped in BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim (Black/Fjord Blue), as well as floor mats with contrasting piping in Fjord Blue.

The package is completed by carbon fiber trim, a gear selector lever with carbon fiber applications, and blue door sill cover strips with the inscription "M Sport Limited Edition."

The 6 Series M Sport Limited Edition can be had with any of the three powertrains available in the catalog. There's a 316 hp (320 PS) 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder gasoline engine in the 640i, a 444 hp (450 PS) 5.0-liter V8 in the 650i, and a 309 hp (313 PS) 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder diesel in the 640d.

All engines are mated as standard to an eight-speed Steptronic sports automatic transmission and can be had with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system as an option.