2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible spied at 160 mph

Spy Photos | August 9th, 2010 by 15
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The fellows over at M5board played spy photographers today and managed to snap some new shots of the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible. Along …

The fellows over at M5board played spy photographers today and managed to snap some new shots of the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible. Along with the close-up photos, the 6 Series Convertible was spied running at 160 mph.

To keep up with the 650i and its 407 horsepower, the occassional spy photographer was driving a G-Power M3 SK II, a car that outputs ,thanks to Club Sport Compressor, an incredible 600 hp and has a maximum torque of 570 Nm.

Later, two other 6 Series prototypes joined, and judging by the photos, one was the 635i powered by a 3.0 liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine.

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With less than two months before its official unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, the cars are undergoing final testing procedures. The test mules continue to feature the psychedelic camouflage, covering the last and final details of this new BMW.

As illustrated in these spy photos, the new 6 Series platform is slightly longer and wider than the current model, with dimensions between the new 5 Series and the 7 Series. The 2012 6 Series features shorter overhangs and wider fender flares, corona white LEDs and an aggressive front-fascia.

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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: M5board ]

15 responses to “2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible spied at 160 mph”

  1. Sajan says:

    F’ING BEAUTIFUL!! beutiful bmw’s have finally returned. can’t wait for the 1er and 3er to be updated to finally get rid of the bangle era

    • bob says:

      Sajan, the F12-13 is a ‘Bangle BMW’…the design development & Vorstand approval occurred long before CEB left.

      Besides, it was AvH himself who designed the E63-64

  2. Sajan says:

    True bob, but no one can say that the e63 wasn’t heavily influenced by bangles design language

    • bob says:

      ‘Bangle Butt’ is a misnomer. It should really be called, ‘(van) Hooydonk Hump’ or something.

      CEB always gave credit to AvH for the rearend treatment, that was first seen with the Z9 Concept; later seen on the E63-64 & E65-68 (also AvH).

      It could very well be why AvH is where he is today; and, previously, Pres. of DW.

  3. bob says:

    160 mph?! Looks like they’re testing a PPP; so wouldn’t it be limited to 250 km/h, or the ~155 mph number BMW typically uses?

    • kcsnyud says:

      I wonder what the speed would be if u took the limiter off… 175mph for v8?

    • wazon8 says:

      I guess it will be limited to 250km/h. You can however remove the limiter if you have appropriate qualifications to 270 km/h or max. speed. BMW offers to their customers courses that allow them to drive with speed higher than 250km/h and naturally electronic limiter is moved higher after one completes such course successfully.

  4. SEAN says:

    bangle bad?? im really confused, bmw’s have looked fantastic in the past years, the current m3 is perfection, i actually think some of these designs are a step backwards… the designs look great on big luxurious cars like the 7 but on the 6… its supposed to look like its cutting threw the air at 1000mph, not ram through it…

  5. bob says:

    Interesting video. And, they were indeed “super lucky” to spy three prototypes.

    Yet, they got some details wrong.

    The one that they thought was a ///M — round taillamps, no kidneys (“M DJ 2804”) — looks to be an IEX prototype; having heavier camo. “M XD 4681” & “M XD 4678” are PPP’s. The former possibly ‘bigger engined’ than the latter. Note also that the IEX was ‘protected’ in between the two PPP’s during their sortie. As I understand it, IEX’s are essentially hand-built…Hence, uber expensive.

    More obvious is from the cutlines on the trunk area (camo can’t hide), that it has a retractable hardtop, a la E93 & E89.

    In summary, it appears that BMW’s testers were on an exercise to validate the IEX -> PPP development, for the F12-13 program.

  6. Sajan says:

    I agree with everyone here, the current 6er is a beautiful car in every way but it isn’t as sleek as the e-class coupe.
    Trust me I’m forever bimmer and I will continue to own one but the current 6er should be more sleek, and it should never have had the big boot on the back.
    Just my views, I know I’ll get a few thumbs down for this :)

    • Bryce says:

      I don’t think you should get a thumbs down for expressing an honest opinion. It’s the bashers and trolls that I can’t stand, but you don’t appear to be one of them. I think this new 6er is going to be awesome and I especially love that BMW has incorporated so much of the Gran Coupe concept into this design.

  7. 100$ GUY says:

    I think the current 6er and the current X3 are the most horrendous vehicles in the BMW lineup.
    F25 took care of it, and now looks way better, both inside and out.
    Probably the new 6 will do it as well.

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