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.
The 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.
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 ]