North America to get a six-cylinder model of the 2012 BMW 6 Series

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The current generation BMW 6 Series is being offered in the U.S. with an eight-cylinder engine only. The BMW 650i is powered by a 360 …

The current generation BMW 6 Series is being offered in the U.S. with an eight-cylinder engine only. The BMW 650i is powered by a 360 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque 4.8-liter V8. Both the coupe and convertible variants use the engine, but for the next generation 6 Series due out in 2011, BMW plans to introduce a new model for the North American market.

Using the 640i badge, the new model uses a six-cylinder powerplant and comes in both coupe and convertible form. While the full details are yet to be revealed, the 640i will most likely be using the six-cylinder twin-turbo engine found in the 740, N54 twin turbo inline-6, tuned to produce 315 hp and 330 lbs-ft of torque.

The information came through a bulletin issued to BMW dealerships in the U.S. which also revealed further information.

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Rendering by Alpine325ci of E90post

The first 2011 6 Series model to debut in March of next year is the BMW 650i Convertible, followed in July 2011 by the 650 Coupe. Later in September of 2011, the BMW 640 Coupe and Convertible will launch, along with the xDrive variant of the  650.

BMW plans to offer a complete and diversified 6 series lineup, therefore an ActiveHybrid 6 Coupe is being considered, most likely featuring a similar setup as the X6 or 7 hybrids.

European markets will also see two diesel powerplants, 640d and 650d.

[Source: 808_135i from E90post ]

16 responses to “North America to get a six-cylinder model of the 2012 BMW 6 Series”

  1. jocamryn says:

    …finally, a beautiful 6er, the current one is just horrendous

    Wonder what it will be base/invoice?

  2. plaxico says:

    Old one looks better than new. So sad

  3. Ted Spahr says:

    This is just a rendering…

  4. sok says:

    Old 6er has bad looking and bad design especially the front end.
    If i’m the boss who ever done with 6er design
    i will failed them out of designer team.
    We need someting like grand cupe concept design.

  5. wazon8 says:

    Which engine will 650d get? Will it be something new (V8?) or developed inline 6 known from 740d?

  6. kenee says:

    I think this coming GS and the current 5 Gt are the benchmark signals of the direction which BMW is heading with its premium range. The GS the sports car and the GT the ultimate comfort car. Good stuff.

  7. Im sure the front Bumper will look much much better!!!!
    The Gran Coupe they Displayed gave us idea on how the next 6 series will look,..n i goto say it looks Stunning,EVIL,and MAD,..n i love it!!!!

  8. n8n says:

    Sooooo cute! :>
    Put there the brand new V12 enginge and it will be the best coupe ever!! :))
    I already love it, but if you will put in the Diesel engine… Q@#%^$%^&@$!!… just don’t do this…

  9. lubo says:

    this looks a lot like the old 6 – only the lights are changed. i was thinking just the same about the new 5’s pics but when i saw some 5s on the streets they looked much more different than on photos and better too. so i hope it will be the same with the new 6)))

  10. jmlbmw says:

    Nice! But no mention of the M6… perhaps there won’t be a new M6… but a new Z8…Z10?!

  11. Kodey says:

    I am head over heals for this car… bar none.

  12. Roundel Ron says:

    This is a car worth putting my penis in the Hot exhaust I love her.

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