BMW 6-Series convertible spied …in snow this time

Spy Photos | November 30th, 2009 by 14
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BMW test mules are moving up north for the winter testing sessions at Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland. AutoExpress and their team of spy …

BMW test mules are moving up north for the winter testing sessions at Arctic Driving Center in Rovaniemi, Finland. AutoExpress and their team of spy photographers spotted the 2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible during some….snow drifting.

It is worth mentioning that their report is a bit misleading in regards to the soft-top. Despite the several prototypes seen in the past with a soft top, BMW will offer the new 6 Series sportscar with a similar hardtop found in the 3 Series Cabrio.

As we mentioned several times before, for now it has been confirmed that the 2011 BMW 6 Series will come in three flavors: Coupe, Convertible and M6. There are still some rumors around a Gran Turismo model based on the 6 Series, but prototypes have yet to be seen.

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The next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. Even people close to BMW said 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. The redesigned 6er is slightly longer and wider than the current generation. It will have shorter overhangs and a lower roofline which implicitly gives the car a more muscular look.

The current engines line-up will be the base in the next generation 6 Series.  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 5 and 7 Series will be found in the higher-end models. It has not been yet confirmed with multiple sources, but the rumor mill has it that BMW is developing a tri-turbo diesel engine based on the six-cylinder turbo existing in the BMW line-up and one of the top 6er models.The tri-turbo engine will output 354 horsepower and it will be initially used in a BMW X5 Performance Diesel.

BMW’s Efficient Dynamics updates, including Stop/Start and regenerative braking will also be available on the 6-Series for the first time. The M6 will replace its powerful and large V10 engine with a turbocharged powerplant.

The new 6-Series will make its online debut late next year and it will officially unveiled at 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

[Source: AutoExpress UK ]

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