BMW 6-Series Coupe and Cabrio gets AWD system, starts at $86,000

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BMW has just announced the availability of the optional xDrive all-wheel drive system for both the BMW 650i Coupe and Cabrio.

According to the company, the BMW 650i xDrive Coupe with the xDrive all-wheel drive system has a “0-60 mph” acceleration time of 4.7 seconds, which is about 0.2s faster the rear-wheel drive version. While the BMW 650i xDrive Convertible can achieve in 4.8 seconds, which is about 0.1 faster. But acceleration time is not the sole purpose of the xDrive system. It’s purpose is to provide stability and traction to all four wheels.

The xDrive all-wheel drive system will add an extra $3,000 to the MSRP, which raises the prices of the 650i Coupe to $86,000 and the 650i Convertible to $93,500.

In addition, for the first time since 1989, BMW plans to offer a six-cylinder engine for the 6-Series in the U.S. The BMW 640i Coupe and Convertible models for the U.S. will be equipped with the new N55 TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine. The turbocharged engine is rated at 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, which helps to propel the cars from 0-60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.