After months of 6 Series Convertible spy photos, the next generation 6er Coupe makes its first appearance. Still sporting heavy camouflage – plastic fake body parts underneath the psychedelic camouflage – the test mule brings some hope into our hearts.
At the front-end, despite the camo, we can sense an influence from the CS Concept, especially around the headlights design.
Looking from the side, a very sleek design is starting to shape up, in a way confirming a previous statement by BMW North American CEO, Jim O’Donnell, who expressed his enthusiasm for BMW’s new generation 6 Series due to launch in 2011 by calling it “Best-looking BMW in years”.
Moving at the rear-end, the profile brings back the same CS Concept memories, mostly around the rear quarter. The bootlid is integrated into the body and it curves around the rear quarter.
If you look closely you can see the current car’s line that allows the bootlid to be placed on top as it curves towards the rear quarter.
Without a doubt, the new 6er has grown in size, larger and wider than the current generation.
A panoramic roof option will be offered for the new BMW 6 Series.
Engine wise, not surprising at all, an ActiveHybrid 6 Coupe is being considered, most likely featuring a similar setup as the X6 or 7 hybrids.
Two diesel powerplants are going to be offered as well, 640d and 650d. Petrol lovers will get to choose btween the six cylinder 640i and the high-end eight cylinder 650i, an upgraded engine based on the V8 twin-turbo.
The first model to be unveiled will be the 6 Series Convertible, followed shortly by the Coupe.[More Photos: MotorAuthority ]