2011 BMW 6 Series spotted at Nurburgring

Spy Photos | April 22nd, 2010 by 13
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Spy photos fest week here at BMWBLOG and today, we return once again with new spy shots of the upcoming BMW 6 Series. The test …

Spy photos fest week here at BMWBLOG and today, we return once again with new spy shots of the upcoming BMW 6 Series. The test mule spotted is the Convertible variant sporting a soft roof top which according to our surfaces, will be the only option offered in the 6er Cabrio.

According to previous reports and a statement by BMW North American CEO, Jim O’Donnell, the next next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. He agreed that the current 6-Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, will be a “super sleek” vehicle.

Our latest insider reports mention that the new 6 Series has already began its tour within BMW where several key BMW executives from around the world are granted a preview of the upcoming 6er.

2011 BMW 6 Series spotted at Nurburgring

The car is rumored to be very emotional, following the steps of the new Z4, the core model of the Joy campaign. 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. While not confirmed, it is being said that some elements from the canceled CS Concept made their way into the final design. We also expect a taller and wider than usual front-grille, a trend seen in the latest BMW models.

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, sporty approach with high quality trim and materials. Lots of aluminum and carbon fiber are expected to enhance the sporty feel.

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 found in the other 50i models.

2011 BMW 6 Series spotted at Nurburgring

[More photos at Hadel ]

  • Giom

    That front end looks very interesting. Something is happaning there that we haven’t seen before.

    I can’t wait!

    How long till internet images hit us? Can’t be too long now…

  • v1p3r

    “The test mule spotted is the Convertible variant sporting a soft roof top which according to our surfaces, will be the only option offered in the 6er Cabrio.”

    Should that not say “sources” instead of “surfaces”? And wasn’t it confirmed that the 6er Cabrio would have a folding hard top roof and that the canvas was fake, just pasted on top of the metal roof?

  • Plamen

    It’s gonna be similar to the BMW GT concept car I think.

  • Joe

    Very exciting.

  • Bryce

    It says the 650i will be the highest offering. Does that mean no M6? What a shame that would be.

    • InvincibleM5

      There will. I mean, the highest in this category or well I don’t know how to explain. Like the 5 Series highest line is the 550i and M5 is different. For sure there will be an M6 if nothing blocks the way :)

  • m-power

    it y’ will have a muscular version of surely 580ch engine of M5 but c’ is finished the name M6 it will be can be 650csi, is or others

  • m-power

    the name M6 is finished, 650csi for me

  • bmwfan

    i read on a number of sites their wont be an m6, instead there will be an audi r8 rival instead based on the BMW efficient dynamics concept car

  • bob

    Nitpick. There is no position of CEO of NA.

    O’Donnell’s official titles are: CEO of BMW (US) Holdings Corp. & President of BMW North America, LLC.

    BMW (US) Holdings Corp. includes Canada and Mexico. One CEO overseeing himself and two other Presidents.

  • Michael

    I am so dissapointed. They all look the same. No difference. The 6 looks like the 5. The only one that looks slightly different is the 7 series, but still very similar. Boo Hiss!!! No good news.

  • Paul

    To me it looks more like a big-size Z4..

  • 1Mc

    Maybe they should stretch the 6er out – make it more Maserati GranCabrio like?

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