2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible Spied at Nurburgring

Spy Photos | August 4th, 2010 by 13
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Coming September, BMW will unveil at the Paris Motor Show the new generation BMW 6 Series. Introduced in a concept form, the new vehicle will …

Coming September, BMW will unveil at the Paris Motor Show the new generation BMW 6 Series. Introduced in a concept form, the new vehicle will be featuring the new design language as previewed by the Gran Coupe Concept.

Slightly longer and wider than the current 6er, with overall dimensions between the new 5 Series and the 7 Series, the 2012 6 Series features shorter overhangs and wider fender flares. The exterior shares some design cues with the Gran Coupe and signals the return to the super sleek look. In the new shape, the 6er will feature plenty of concave and convex design lines, enhancing its aggressive look.

While preparing for its debut, test mules are continuing to be driven by BMW engineers and the hang out place seems to be the Nurburgring race track.

13 07 2010 SpyShots 0034 655x436The prototype spotted still sports the same light camouflage seen recently and the soft canvas continues to be present on this car, an indication that the soft top version will be the only one offered. During the same testing session,the spy photograophes at Pistonspy captured three different models of the 6 Series, one was the 650 model and the other two were a 640 Coupe and Convertible.

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The BMW 650i will be powered by a 407 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8.

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 U.S. 2011 6 Series 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.

[Source: Pistonspy ]

13 responses to “2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible Spied at Nurburgring”

  1. Russell says:

    I doubt the 650 will have the same old 4.8l 360hp motor it has now. The bare minimum is the 407hp 4.4 from the 550 and 750.

    • wazon8 says:

      “The BMW 650i is powered by a 360 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque 4.8-liter V8.” “Is powered” not “will be powered”.

  2. João Senos says:

    Yeah I agree with Russell

  3. Shawn says:

    You’re both correct, I believe Horatiu was referring to the current 650i when he mentioned the 4.8l.

    This car really is beautiful, it’s starting to look a touch exotic to my eyes. The long, drawn out rear portion of the soft top looks very “90’s Ferrari,” reminiscent of the soft top on the F335 Spyder.

    • Tom says:

      I totally agree with the looks of this car. It’s stunning already. Look at the aggression in the first pic up there.. Campflauged and it’s still amazing

    • Giom says:

      I, too, agree. Hopefully we’ll start seeing some web photos soon… can’t wait!

    • M5POWER says:

      Me too, agree. If it already looks aggresive in this form, the M-Sport package could really turn this car into a real killer!

      • FreudeKing says:

        I am not a fan of the outer shape of the headlights. It is not a sign of futuristic, sleek and modern headlight design. Furthermore, it seems like those are yellow, thin and dim corona rings, which feels like old technology. I thought they use bright white LEDs now and square shape???

  4. viper says:

    expect 3.0 and max 4.4
    a 3.0 diesel
    and maybe M again 4.4 the exact same found in M5
    expect the 5er meets 5gt front looks.
    disappointing rear
    overall you should check out SL.
    thats what I was told

  5. JImmy says:

    Viper, yet again, epic fail. The SL is a barge, always has and will be. It is a lux 2 seater with a heavy folding hardtop. The six is not a direct competitor to the SL, BMW never really had a SL competitor, they tried to make the the 8 series a SL and CL competitor and it backfired.
    Expect the 6 to compete on the low end of lux GTs

  6. paul says:

    what no NA V8´s ???

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