The next generation BMW 6 Series, dubbed F13 and due to be launched in 2010, has been spotted in Munich again. Just three weeks ago, to our surprise, a lightly camoed test mule was spotted for the first time. And what do I mean by surprise? Usually, with two years before the official launch, the test mules are usually “equipped” with heavy plastics that fake the real shape of the car, but in this case, BMW is at a stage where they’re using the now-famous patterned camouflage.
There are a few things we know about the F13 at this moment, BMW will not be drastically changing the current successful design, it will be longer than the current model, the headlights will be similar to the ones on the CS Concept, but will not have the circular cut out, just a straight across slit.
The driver-oriented cockpit will make its return as seen in the new 7 Series and most likely, there will be a hardtop similar to the ones in the 3 Series cabs.
As far as the engine line-up, it’s still too early to speculate, but we will definitely see a more powerful engine in there along with BMW’s new eight-speed automatic gearbox.[Source: Autofun, Lehman, Andreas Conradt ]