Our close friends Jon Sibal puts his skills to use one again and creates a new 2012 BMW 6 Series rendering for the U.S. magazine, LeftLaneNews. Despite some of the initial rumors, the new 2012 BMW 6 Series will not be a twin-brother to the highly acclaimed and much missed CS Concept. Most of the design cues from CS will make their way into the 6 Series GT, a new model joining the family.
LeftLaneNews reports that the new 6er will feature a V10 M engine, but our source contradict the statement. The high-end car will continue to use the V8 twin-turbo engine seen in other BMW models, while the M6 variant will most likely take on a modified powerplant unit from X5M/X6M.
This new rendering shows BMW’s likely application of crisp new lines across the hood, along with a matching crease down the side profile. These new lines follow the same design language found on the recently revealed 5-Series sedan and to be seen on future bimmers as well.
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 and as illustrated here as well, it will sport more aggressive lines and a 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.
Engine wise, the new 6 Series will feature a combination of diesel and petrol offerings. The high-end diesel model will be the 640d, powered by the N57 turbocharged straight-6 common rail diesel engine outputting 306 horsepower.
The 650i will be the highest offering powered by the 4.4 liter V8 Twin-turbo engine.