BMW 6 SERIES | BMW M6 CONVERTIBLE

Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound system

High-end sound meets high-end technology

The Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound system for the BMW 6 Series Convertible is the first in-car sound system to feature in a BMW Convertible. This latest high-end audio system conforms once again to the style, sophistication and exacting precision that consumers around the world have come to expect from Bang & Olufsen and BMW.

With 12 active loudspeakers powered by 1,000 watts of power, the Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound system for the BMW 6 Series Convertible has all the power it needs to deliver rich, convincing sound. Each of the five tweeters is paired with a mid-range loudspeaker to deliver a homogeneous sound experience, while the two potent subwoofers located under the front seats are mounted directly to the body of the car. This BMW-patented design eliminates vibration from the subwoofers to produce an even cleaner sound.

The patented Bang & Olufsen Acoustic Lens Technology also plays its part, distributing sound horizontally with 180º of dispersion to give the best possible acoustic experience from anywhere in front of the speaker.

Under the skin, the sound system also uses advanced technology to help you get the most from the generous power available. One such technology is Dynamic Sound Optimisation, which uses sound data gathered from a microphone mounted in the cabin to constantly adjust the sound according to conditions outside the car, such as rain and changing road surfaces.
For the new convertible, an additional sensor automatically instructs the DSP to adapt the sound performance to suit the altered ambient cabin conditions, whenever the soft top is raised or lowered.


The distinctive design of the Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound system for the BMW 6 Series Convertible is a perfect fit for its superlative sound. With a clean, yet characteristic style, the design of the sound system is seamlessly integrated into the BMW interior design approach. The sound system features a range of impressive design features that discerning consumers have come to expect, including the Floating Frame solid aluminium grilles.

Special mountings separate grille from frame to create the illusion that the grille is floating in mid-air. The open space between the grille and frame is used to create one of the most dramatic features of the design: When the system is activated, small LEDs hidden inside the frames turn on to highlight the loudspeakers in light.

The combination of light and sound is most impressively demonstrated by what happens when the system is activated. A loudspeaker grille in the centre of the dashboard silently lifts to reveal the large acoustic lens while the embedded LED lights simultaneously turn on – a process we call Orchestration.


SPECIFICATIONS 

Speakers

16 fully active loudspeakers:
7 tweeters
7 midranges
2 subwoofers

Design

Unique aluminium speaker grilles (superbly crafted, precisely
drilled and with laser engraved Bang & Olufsen logo)

Bespoke sound design by the acoustic team at Bang & Olufsen

Amplifier

Fully active 16-channel amplification
1200 watts maximum output – 500 watts dedicated to subwoofers

Sound Features

5.1 Surround Sound with DSP distribution to 16 active loudspeakers