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Next 2011 6 Series: “Best-looking BMW in years” says U.S. chief

6-series | October 5th, 2009 by 19
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In an interview for Automobile Magazine, BMW North American CEO, Jim O’Donnell, expressed his enthusiasm for BMW’s new generation 6 Series due to launch in …

In an interview for Automobile Magazine, BMW North American CEO, Jim O’Donnell, expressed his enthusiasm for BMW’s new generation 6 Series due to launch in 2011. Calling it “Best-looking BMW in years”, O’Donnell certainly gives hopes to everyone that the new redesigned 6er will be the high-end bimmer we have all been waiting for.

According to Mr. O’Donnell, the next next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. He agrees that the current 6-Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, will be a “super sleek” vehicle.

While O’Donnell doesn’t get into the specific design details, he mentions that the next-generation 6 Series will retain the overall dimensions of the current car, but it will more svelte looking. Unfortunately for the BMW fans, that’s all the information he was able to confirm at this moment.

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2011 BMW 6 Series Rendering

But here are some of the information we learned in the past: the new model will receive the hardtop as seen in the BMW 3 Series Convertible and the soft top will NOT be an option. The bodystyle has been designed to accommodate the hardtop, so no raised up rear-end. The headlights will resemble in some ways the ones from the CS Concept, which is good news for the die hard CS fans. We also expect a larger than usual front-grille, a trend seen in the latest models.

As we mentioned many times before, the current engines are here to stay. The award winning twin-turbo 6-cylinder will power one of the entry levels models with its 326 horsepower, while the V8 twin-turbo 407 horsepower engine found in the new 7 Series will be found in the higher-end models.

Diesel fans have not been forgotten and the 6-cylinder diesel found currently in the 635d will “stick” around. The 354 horsepower Tri-Turbo 6-cylinder diesel is a great candidate for the new models as well.

BMW will also offer a 655 model, a hybrid version using the same technology as the upcoming BM X6 Hybrid and 7 Series Hybrid.

The 2011 BMW 6 Series will use the latest 8-speed transmission as well as the 7-speed DCT one. To make the 6er appeal eve more to car enthusiasts, a new damping system will offer four different sport settings from Comfort right through to Performance , including an option for efficient performance.

BMW Efficient Dynamics will play its role in the 2011 6 Series by utilizing the Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration technologies.

The next BMW 6 Series will launch at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011.

[Source: Automobile Magazine ]

  • Joe

    Very exciting.. woo hoo..

  • patricksixer

    Can’t wait to see it…

    …that said, it’s got an extremely high standard to live up to for me. That standard being the E24 and E9 coupes. Hope this one’s more fitting of that tradition than its predecessor :/

  • Edlee

    I won’t be surprised the M1 Hommage or Blue Efficiency headlights may be showcased on the new 6.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=824653907 Andy Pan

    i don’t know if that pictures is it.. that doesn’t look that great.

  • http://www.themainstreetsalonmantua.com Shane Giumarello

    It’s gorgeous! I wouldn’t mind marrying that thing, I just hope they don’t change any minor details that just ruins the whole styling of it!

  • wazon

    Great car, it has a lot in common with best concept cars’ features, although I think it will be longer than this rendering. Space at back seat seem to be too small as for 6-er. I don’t know what but something reminds me BMW 8-er in it, perhaps it’s side line.

  • joe

    that s what i d call an angry shark just about to hunt its prey :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    what about the 6gt any information?

    • Doug

      … the *what*??

  • Doug

    What’s wrong with the bangle butt? I kinda liked it.

    This design….. looks wrong. They’ve chopped up a CS but the proportions aren’t correct for a coupe. The fender lines are a little odd, too.

  • Wakakwii

    Man, you’re writing skills suck! How often do I have to read 6er in your article?

    • X5 SoB

      WTF?!

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  • table mountain

    can someone please flip this picture. lions head is on the wrong side of our mountain.

  • Manuelito

    BMW 6 series/m6 is my favorite car, but I don’t like this 2011 model, especially the front of the car. It looks like a Mustang or Chevy Camaro. If I’ll have the money, I won’t buy it :D

  • Donna

    This is so sexy! I cant wait to see this car, I hope it looks like this!

    I love it!

  • Mark Musutu

    Once in a while BMW pull a stopper at their rival Mercedes, with cars like the 850is and the x6. they done it again with this carefully thought 6series. its the 850is reincarnation and its sweet

  • Jason Smythe

    Guys that isn’t the right car. This is a photo of the X or Z Bmw concept cars. Come see the real car at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cartell/135290053183571 no fakes no phony’s, only real cars that you want.

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