The rumors around a third 6 Series model have been going around for quite some time now and as expected, rendering artists adventured themselves into the unknown land, trying to anticipate a car that has not even been officially acknowledged by BMW.
We learned last year that an additional 6 Series model was being developed to go before the BMW board before a final decision could be made. According to sources close to the Bavarian manufacturer, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will be a Premium Sports car with four doors , not a typical sedan , with a coupe-like shape. The 6 GT is considered a “progression” of a sports coupe and will take on competitors like Porsche Panamera.
It will also be the first BMW Coupe with a hatchback and four doors that will open hinged from the rear like the Mazda RX-8; strictly a four seater, each passenger’s position and the driver are separated with a large sweeping console.
Exterior wise, the BMW 6 Series GT will have a different look when compared to the 6er Coupe and Convertible. with a wider grille and headlights which sit above the grille positioned on each corner , similar to the current car from the CS Concept Car. A resemblance to the CS Concept is being mentioned, but an identical replica is excluded. The typical 6 Series flared wheel arches remain intact and will its characteristic muscular proportions. A strong shoulder line is typical on this car, again inverting into the rear lights.
The driving position will be very low and structural issues are taken care of by strengthening the pillars and additional reinforcement to the chassis. This will not make the BMW 6 Series GT the heaviest car in the segment since innovative techniques such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber will be used extensively. The pillars and roof of the car will be injected with foam that, when hardens, provides stability as well as being a lightweight addition to the construction.
There will be several engine offerings, from a single petrol V8 Twin-Turbo engine to a Hybrid and six cylinder diesel powerplant. It is being said that the Motorsport Division will offer their expertise as the car has an unique potential.
Moving onto these latest renderings, it is important to mention that the artist took a different approach, as he mentioned himself. The starting point was the current 6 Series design in order to keep similar proportions. Next design element he focused on was a four door coupe, a competitor to the MB CLS and Audi A7.
The result? Well, maybe not the next production model, but nonetheless, interesting enough for us to publish it.
[Source: Mihnea via Promotor ]