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Spy Video: New F12 BMW 6 Series Coupe

Spy Photos | April 9th, 2010 by 9

The 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe coverage continues, but this time, with the first video of new F12 6er.  Let’s take a moment and recap …

The 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe coverage continues, but this time, with the first video of new F12 6er.  Let’s take a moment and recap some of the main points on the new BMW 6 Series.

According to previous reports and inside sources, the next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. The current 6 Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, is rumored to be a “super sleek” vehicle, as seen in these latest spy shots as well.

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.

Judging by the video above, the rear-end profile brings back some CS Concept memories, mostly around the rear quarter. The bootlid is integrated into the body and it curves around the rear quarter.

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.

[Video by E90post ]

  • Tom

    inner headlight placement: awesome.
    im not a fan of how the current 6’s halos hang. the outers being lower.
    this looks like a beast. cant wait for official photos

  • wazon8

    Headlights are great, but it’s not a coupe. Since it has cut in the middle of roof, it’s hard top convertible.

    • Billy

      agreed- at 37-38 seconds, you can see clearly a line that separates the top from the bottom- and the C pillars don’t flow as much into the trunk lid- which is also a characteristic of the current 3 series convertible.

  • michael

    squarer tailpipes would have been nice!

    Also looks like the mini convertible is up for a facelift soon :)

  • http://www.fku.com Sincai

    It’s damn long and also heavy.
    It should get the 6 liter V12 twin-turbo from the 7 series and with like over 600hp or maybe even 700hp ;)
    Would be nice a new M6 with 700+ hp.

    • http://www.crazyxhtml.com Viktor

      not a lot? ;)

  • Mitchell

    Why is it coming out of a car wash? I wouldn’t think it would need to be washed considering it hiding almost everything…

  • TomE

    Unfortunately the camo makes it look like a 1990s era Camaro. Let’s hope thats only an illusion. This car could tempt me to place an order for an E63 whilst I still can.

  • Billy

    interesting, how the turn signal is on the bottom of the headlight- could it possibly mean that the next 6-series will have no eyelid integrated into the headlight?

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