While spy photos of the 2012 BMW 6 Series Cabrio have been floating around the web for quite some time now, the Coupe model has been an unknown to everyone until these recent shots.
Still sporting heavy camouflage – plastic fake body parts underneath the psychedelic camouflage – the test mule brings some hope into our hearts.
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.
The 2011 6 Series 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 interior design has also been re-drawn from ground up and it is being said to reflect some of the design cues seen in the Z4 Roadster, so expect a very driver oriented dashboard and plenty of sporty elements.
Sales are expected to begin in the second half of 2011 with an early revealing at one of the major auto shows.
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