Top-class comfort features: Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System delivers an unparalleled audio experience.

The standard-fitted comfort-enhancing features on board the new BMW 6-Series Coupe include 2-zone climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, electric steering column adjustment, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, Cruise Control with braking function, a rain sensor with integrated automatic driving lights control, and a HiFi audio system complete with nine speakers, MP3-compatible CD drive and AUX-IN connection. Meanwhile, technology such as a DVD changer, TV module, DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) receiver and USB audio interface allows passengers to enjoy their personal choice of on-board entertainment.

When it comes to delivering audio pleasure of the highest order, the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System designed especially for the new BMW 6-Series Coupe hits all the right notes. Jointly developed by the Danish audio specialists and BMW, this system produces an exceptionally natural sound from 16 speakers distributed around the cabin. It is a fully active system featuring digital signal processing, which means the two bass speakers, seven mid-range speakers and seven tweeters all have individual amplifiers. This technology enables the targeted modification of any sound reflections inside the vehicle. The Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System uses Di-rac Dimensions™ technology to recreate the acoustics of a reference listening room in the passenger compartment. All vehicle occupants therefore enjoy the same high-quality sound stage wherever they are sitting.

The electrical signals are converted into precisely defined sound waves using neodymium magnet drivers, and the mid-range speakers feature extremely stiff Hexacone diaphragms. The outstanding quality of the Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System is underlined by exclusive design features. The form and colour of the advanced all-aluminium speaker grilles have been tailored precisely to the interior design of the new BMW 6-Series Coupe. The special perforation pattern of the grilles is created using a very sophisticated drilling technique. The grille mounts are not visible from the outside, ensuring that the grilles stand out from their surroundings by appearing to float in a slightly raised position above the surface. This exclusive ambience is further enhanced by a discreet lighting effect, which showcases the contours of the sound sources with a subtly impressive effect. A both visually and acoustically significant innovation, meanwhile, is the novel design of the centre speaker in the instrument panel area, which uses Acoustic Lens Technology developed by Bang & Olufsen to provide a particularly harmonious sound. As soon as the audio system is activated, the central element containing the integrated mid-range speaker pops up, prompting the tweeter lens to be extended at the same time. The tweeter lens distributes its signals evenly at 180 degrees throughout the interior. This extraordinarily harmonious horizontal dispersion of sound is achieved through the special design of the lens, which also minimises unwanted vertical sound dispersion.

Among the other highlights on the options list are Adaptive Headlights, a heated steering wheel, Comfort Access and the electrically operated panoramic sunroof with tilt function, whose glass cover - with a clear surface spanning 806 x 578 millimetres - spreads across almost the full width of the car. The optional Navigation system Professional, featuring a hard disk for storing maps and personal music collections, uses the high-resolution graphics of the Control Display to give a particularly detailed overview of the region the car is currently travelling through. As an alternative to the map display in full-screen mode, the driver can also make use of assistance windows. In addition, the High Guiding function with integrated lane recommendation transfers detailed views from the screen directly to the instrument cluster or, optionally, to the BMW Head-Up Display.

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