2012 BMW 6 Series shows its interior design for the first time

Spy Photos | July 20th, 2010 by 21
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Courtesy of Road and Track, and spy photographer Brenda Priddy, we have the first shot of the 2012 BMW 6 Series interior design. Spied also …

Courtesy of Road and Track, and spy photographer Brenda Priddy, we have the first shot of the 2012 BMW 6 Series interior design.

Spied also for the first time on U.S. soil, the BMW 6 Series convertible test mule gives us a glance at the new interior design. As expected, many design cues are inherited from the new 5 Series or the flagship 7 Series, starting with the multi-functional steering wheel, the instrument clusters and the central dashboard.

The major change though comes from the navigation system. The iDrive’s LCD system is not built-in the dash as seen in the current generation, but it is rather placed on top of the dashboard, in an upright position.

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The new 2012 BMW 6 Series convertible will be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

The first U.S. model will debut in March of next year in the form of BMW 650i Convertible. In July 2011, the 650 Coupe will follow. Later in September of 2011, the BMW 640 Coupe and Convertible will launch, along with the xDrive variant of the 650.

For more spy photos, visit Road and Track.

21 responses to “2012 BMW 6 Series shows its interior design for the first time”

  1. Josh B says:

    Very disapointing. Mum has the current gen 6 convertible and i love it. Beautiful car inside and outside. The above spy shots show an interior very close to that of the current 5 series, 5GT and 7 series models. The 7s interior is astonashing and a real improvement over the previous gen (Dad had the 745LI and now has the 750LI both awsome cars) and its the same story with the 5 but i feel like BMW is just copying and pasting and im getting a little board. I was hoping for a more up market Z4ish interior. Very unique and “retro”. I feel as though i ‘know’ the up coming 6. Is this car better then a Masarati Grandtorismo? A car that its price is closely reflected to? Being a BMW guy i have to say no, i dont think so

  2. David says:

    I’ll be waiting for the M6, hope i’ll be the first in Holland to drive one!

  3. Lariv says:

    Looks like the one in the 7 series/ 5 series etc. Full marks to BMW for individuality. Sigh.

  4. viper says:

    it looks exact like the ones in 7 , 5 and 5. (gt whatever) , since Im not a hc fan anymore and have no intentions on buying a bmw anytime soon I wonder how the hc fans will react when they finally realise that bmw is doing a copy and paste on 90% of their lineup.this car should look unique and it will not.the interior should be more special than 5 but not.
    everyone theres a car called SL. check it out”!
    this thing SUCKS ASS

  5. M5POWER says:

    I won’t say anything until I see the real one… There will be something a bit different in this interior. It’s still being covered and yet, it still might look a bit like the one in the 5-Series. I will hold my words.

  6. paul says:

    WHAT A SURPRISE!!! same sausage different length….sigh. This company really lost its mojo

    • M5POWER says:

      How can you say things when you only see the i-Drive, steering wheel, cluster and trim? Who knows the different things are under the cloth…??

      I’ll reserve my judgement…

  7. exileonthemainstream says:

    Horatiu, can we vote this Viper guy off the island please?

  8. exileonthemainstream says:

    Ok him too. Come on people this is a BMW enthusiast website, if you don’t like BMW’s what are you doing on here? There is nothing wrong with disagreeing with some things the company does or simply having a difference of opinion, but this straight up bashing of the company and everything they do is unnecessary and none of us enjoy your negativity.

    • paul says:

      i guess ur right…but it does get a bit frustrating with bmw these days. I currently own 4 bmw´s and i just dont see a car in the current bmw i am really keen on. I was thinking of trading my X3 for the new one but i know its going to be crappy to drive. And i wanted to trade my E46 320d for the new one – first 3ser generation i havent had btw – because honestly it just wasnt that good – too big, the interior is cramped and the run flats ruined the drive. The only bmw in the current lineup i would buy would be the X5 but its too big for my needs.

      • wazon8 says:

        You know new X3 gonna be crappy o drive? That’s interesting.

        • paul says:

          simple to know really…take the new 5er, the GT and the Z4…all let down by its electric steering and also look at the amount of new extras related to the driving dynamics of the car…it means that if u want it to drive properly u will have to tick some boxes on the order. The old car was a real piece of crap – i should know i have one – BUT…it ws fun to drive has a nice weight to the steering and u know that will be gone with an electric one…at least all the electric steering cars i have tested from bmw have the same problem…maybe this will change in the X3…if you dont believe me read autocars editor intro in this months magazine and u will get my drift

  9. paul says:

    look guys…in the end we all want our cars, bought with our hard earned money, to be the best they possibly can be. of course i dont expect my X3 to drive as well as a porsche 911 or have an interior as good as a bentley but I always had fun with the bmw i have owned and the ones i have tested in the last few years – and this is just not me – have really let me down. take the run flat tires…how many customers have complained about them? any of u guys read BMWcar magazine? every month same old story problems with RFT. Yeat bmw keeps insisting on them. Same thing with the electric steering…sure its not that bad but isnt this company supposed to be building the ultimate driving machine? well it isnt ultimate if you compromise aspects of the driving experience….i just hope someone from the company reads these things and do something about it.

  10. Wantris says:

    Everybody moaned about Chris Bangle and that he was to radicle. NOW every moans that BMW is to bland….what’s up! At least it still the talking point. To quote Chris Bangle: “If a car does not stir an emotion, good or bad, it wont last the distance” wise words from somebody that everybody hated, and now misses. The new range looks great, unique for each model, top class and everything that BMW stands for, but still recognized as BMW. The cars have to evolve or the BMW brand wont grow or exist. Fortunately the figures still speak for themself…sale are doing well

  11. svavuka says:

    bmw has its own style which is common for all series. Shure they look little bit same so 6 series wont look like flying saucer :) it ll look like bmw so wait until the real model will be reveled respect for all bmw fans

  12. Roger says:

    I really want to be excited about this car, and I can’t wait to see it officially unveiled. That said, I’m on the “pop-up” screen idea. I thought it was a dumb idea in the first-gen Z4 and X3, I hated it when Mercedes did it with the C-Class, and I’m trying to swallow my opinion about it here until I actually see it in action. I LOVE the dash in the 5-series now, and if the dash in the 6 has the same feel I’ll want one for sure. For those who feel BMW is cutting and pasting one interior into another, I’d remind you that a minimalist interior is going to translate differently from car-to-car but will always be a “minimalist” interior. It works for Apple, Inc., and it seems to be working for BMW too, imo.

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