2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe vs 2017 Lexus LC500

BMW 6 Series Coupe Press Release Highlights

All the models in the new BMW 6-Series line-up stand out with an adeptly modified design that exudes powerful sports performance and, at the same time, emphasizes the exclusive elegance of these luxury cars. The signature interior design for the new BMW 6-Series Convertible, new BMW 6-Series Coupe and new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is dominated by the driver-focused cockpit, a front passenger area enveloped by elegantly sweeping surfaces and a seamless connection between the front seats and rear compartment - all of which makes it a recipe for exclusive comfort in a stylishly luxurious ambience. The new BMW 6-Series generates an intense form of driving pleasure regardless of the body variant specified and the engine fitted.

• 650i - V8 - 330 kW/450 hp
• 640i - I6 - 235 kW/320 hp
• M6 – V8 - 412 kW/560 hp
• All enjoy the benefits of the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology
• Standard with an eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission
• All new BMW 6-Series model variants can also be specified with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
• BMW xDrive further improves the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) performance of all the 6-Series models.
• BMW 650i xDrive Coupe and BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe - 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.
• Eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission also comes with a Launch Control function.
• BMW M6 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.3 l/100 km [27.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km)
• BMW M6 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km)
• BMW M6 Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.9 l/100 km [28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 232 g/km).

• Optional Dynamic Damper Control - adapts its responses electronically to the situation at hand
• Optional Adaptive Drive system - includes active roll stabilisation - further enhances the driving qualities of the new BMW 6-Series models.
• Integral Active Steering - adjusts the steering angle of the rear wheels. This helps to reduce the amount of steering effort required, provides excellent agility in dynamic driving situations, ensures comfortable and assured responses when changing lanes and navigating through corners, and reduces the car's turning circle.

• Heated and electrically adjustable seats for the driver and front passenger (including memory function)
• Two-zone automatic climate control with extended features
• Electrically adjustable sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons
• Cruise control with braking function
• Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors
• Professional radio, a hi-fi loudspeaker system and a hands-free facility with USB audio interface.
• iDrive operating system's Touch Controller has a touch-sensitive surface for inputting characters.
• Options such as a TV function, a Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) receiver, the Harman Kardon HiFi system and the Bang & Olufsen high-end surround-sound system.
• Standard ConnectedDrive navigation package, a hands-free facility with USB interface and a SIM card embedded in the car.
• Standard Intelligent Emergency Call system and BMW TeleServices
• Real Time Traffic Information for the navigation system.
• BMW Head-Up Display - projects relevant driving information onto the windscreen using a full spectrum of colour.
• Speed Limit Info including No Passing Info display and the Lane Departure Warning system (both options)
• Park Distance Control, rear view camera and Surround View options
• Parking Assistant (also optional) - helps the driver to identify and drive into parallel parking spaces.
• Adaptive LED Headlights with BMW Selective Beam (for optimized high beam use)
• Night Vision system with pedestrian and animal recognition.

• Driving Assistant Plus safety package - camera and radar-based driver assistance system
• Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go function
• Lane Departure Warning system
• Pedestrian and Collision Warning system with Braking function - detects standing vehicles and vehicles travelling ahead and, at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph), also pedestrians who are on a potential collision course with the car.

Lexus LC500 Press Release Highlights

Beyond its styling and impactful performance, the new LC 500 serves as a symbol of the achievement that can result from heightened collaboration between design and engineering groups and their commitment to help overcome each other’s hurdles. The LC 500, with the shift in engineering processes and design ideologies it represents, symbolizes the beginning of a new phase for the Lexus brand. It features sensual curves, emotional forms, an available flowing carbon-fiber roof (glass roof standard), helping create a low, wide imposing stance that comes together for a highly functional, passionate package. Functional venting also plays into the LC 500’s exterior design to help improve aerodynamic stability and cooling. A rear diffuser and available active rear spoiler also help manage airflow during performance driving. The interior design of the LC 500 is influenced by the dynamic luxury theme of the exterior with a layout that is both cockpit-focused and elegant. In fact, for LC 500, the driver’s hip point was engineered to be as close as possible to the vehicle’s Cg (Center of gravity) where feedback from the car is the most communicative to the driver.

• 5.0-liter V8 that is found in the RC F and GS F.
• Naturally aspirated, all-aluminum, 32-valve V8 - 467 HP and 389 lb.-ft. of torque.
• High-strength forged connecting rods and titanium valves.
• Dual intake inlet helps improve breathing
• During acceleration, a Sound Generator involving tuned acoustic plumbing enhances the engine’s sound
• Newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission
• Shift times rival those of a dual-clutch transmission.
• Smaller and lighter than some current 8-speed transmissions.
• 0 to 60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.

• All-new, premium rear-wheel-drive luxury platform
• New corporate global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L).
• The underpinnings of this new coupe will become the blueprint for the company’s future front-engine/rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
• Drivetrain mass has been located behind the front axle line to create a front mid-ship layout.
• Relies on run-flat tires to improve packaging, reduce weight (thanks to no spare), and help shorten overhangs to achieve dynamic targets.
• The 12-volt battery has been relocated to the trunk as part of the mission to redistribute weight.
• Available carbon fiber roof
• Aluminum door skins mounted to the carbon fiber door inner structure, and a composite trunk floor.
• Lexus brand’s most intensive use of high-strength steel.
• Nearly ideal front/rear weight distribution of 52/48.
• Stiffest unibody the brand has ever produced.
• Special braces in the engine compartment, adoption of stiff aluminum front suspension towers, and the addition of a ring structure near the rear fenders.
• Multilink suspension system.
• Double ball joints on the upper and lower control arms
• Dual ball joint arrangement helps optimize suspension geometry to increase wheel control and create a more precise steering response with better initial effort.
• All but one of the control arms are made of lightweight forged aluminum.
• Michelin Pilot Sport tires with Premium Touch® sidewall technology: 245/40RF21 up front and 275/35RF21 at the rear.
• 6-piston front brake calipers (4-piston at rear).

• Lexus Multimedia package - updated, faster, more flexible software enabling future enhancements and a more inviting graphic user interface.
• Available Mark Levinson audio package.
• New premium Pioneer audio system comes as standard equipment.

• Lexus Safety System + - integrates several of Lexus's active safety technologies
• All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (All-speed DRCC) - relieves stop-and-go traffic stress
• Pre-Collision System (PCS) - helps prevent and mitigate collisions
• Lane Keep Assist (LKA) - helps prevent vehicles from departing from their lanes
• Automatic High Beam (AHB) - helps ensure optimal forward visibility during nighttime driving.
• Combines millimeter-wave radar with a camera to help achieve a high level of system reliability and performance.

Photo Comparison

BMW 6 Series Coupe

  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Front View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Front Side View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Side Front View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Side View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Side Rear View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Rear Side View
  • 2016 BMW 6 Series Coupe Interior

Lexus LC500

  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Front View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Front Side View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Side Front View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Side View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Side Rear View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Rear Side View
  • 2017 Lexus LC500 Interior

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