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Spy Photos: 2011 BMW 6 Series Cabrio spotted with its top down

Spy Photos | July 8th, 2010 by 12

Not another week without BMW spy photos and the next generation 6 Series makes a comeback to our spy photo section. The 2011 BMW 6 …

Not another week without BMW spy photos and the next generation 6 Series makes a comeback to our spy photo section. The 2011 BMW 6 Series Cabrio has been spotted once again with its top down and without any more surprises, it continues to sport the soft top previously seen.

While some reports continue to mention an optional hardtop being offered, our sources close to BMW stated once again that the F11 6er will only be offered with a soft top.

The car will represent an emotional statement from BMW, following the steps of the new Z4 Roadster, an emotional car that connects the driver to the vehicle. The next 6-series convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling and will resemble in some ways the recently unveiled BMW Gran Coupe Concept.

2011-BMW-6-Series-Convertible-top-down

The 2012 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 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 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.

[Photo source: gmotors ]

  • Edox

    Will there be an M6 as well? When would that be revealed?

    • bob

      Until further notice, Yes. Typically, approx. two years after the ‘std.’ 6er is released.

    • viper

      in 2015 , bmw=wrong politics , new model out = M model also out , bmw model out = M model……………………………later or never.

      • Doug

        uh…. what?

  • kcsnyud

    2012!!!! THE WORLD WILL END THEN!

    jk but it is coming in 2012

    • bob

      The article says ’11. Judging by the minimal camo of this PPO, and the fact that the E63 came seven years earlier, I suspect we won’t have to wait ’til ’12.

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  • Hamilton

    WOW MOM!! Look that whale!!!

    • Doug

      It does look a bit on the huge side. The existing six always seemed quite similiar to the 3 in size and proportion.

      You know, it might be because they made the height quite a bit lower, so it looks bigger without other cars for comparison.

  • sharkhunter635

    Beautiful. Needs moar shark nose though.
    [/E24 nostalgia]

    also need more spy shots of the coupe…

  • EMPOWER

    bmw need a v8 powerd v8, i dont mean a m z4, that would be nice.this looks to big. make an z6 to take on the sl, i cant wait for the z4 m. if it looks anything like the gt3 z4 then they will have one hell of a car, the should make a cf fixed roofed one, and ccovertible also with a cf roof panels with magnisun workings for the roof sale them for about £60,000, they have already done most of the work with the gt3 car. they would be mad not to make it, i reckon they will go on sale in the period between the end of this current m3 and the next 2013

  • 9w2zek

    £60k is cheap, in Malaysia I paid for my latest E90 325i LCI closed to $100k.

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