Following the Coupe, from Fall 2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible can be had with the new Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound System.
The professional system includes 12 active loudspeakers driven by 1,000 watts of power. Each of the five tweeters is paired with a mid-range loudspeaker to deliver a homogeneous loudspeaker set-up, while the two potent subwoofers located under the front seats are directly mounted to the body of the car. This is a well-engineered setup for the clearest sound without noise or vibration.
It also comes with Bang & Olufsen Acoustic Lens Technology and Dynamic Sound Optimization, which adjusts the sound inside the car according to the sounds outside of it. For the BMW 6 Series Convertible, an additional sensor automatically instructs the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) of the sound system to adapt the sound performance to suit the altered ambient cabin conditions, whenever the soft top is raised or lowered.
As always though, with Bang & Olufsen it’s the design that impresses the most. Special mountings separate grill from frame, giving the illusion that the grill is floating in mid-air. This space between the grill and frame also houses small LEDs that cast light subtly into the cabin when the system is activated. The main highlight however is the loudspeaker cover in the center of the dashboard silently lifts to reveal the large acoustic lens while the embedded LED lights simultaneously turn on.
Also unique to the new system is the ‘Perl Glanz’ (Pearl Gloss) color and large-diameter, machine-drilled holes that appear in perfect alignment from any angle.