2012 BMW 6 Series Cabrio spotted once again

Spy Photos | September 18th, 2010 by 20
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In less than two weeks, at the Paris Motor Show, BMW will unveil the latest generation BMW 6 Series. A concept version of the 6 …

In less than two weeks, at the Paris Motor Show, BMW will unveil the latest generation BMW 6 Series. A concept version of the 6 Series Cabrio will be revealed to the world, but in the mean time, spy photographers continue to spot 6 Series prototypes being tested in the Munich area.

Design wise, the new 2012 BMW 6 Series will not be a twin-brother to the CS Concept, but some design cues made it into the new 6er, including some design elements from the recently unveiled Gran Coupe.

The design lines return to the super sleek look and we expect to see plenty of concave and convex design lines hidden underneath the camouflage. The corona ring headlights become a characteristic of new BMWs and as expected, they made their way into the new 6 Series as well. The taillights continue to sport an L-shape and LEDs.

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A heated debate around a soft-top versus hardtop roof took place for a while, but the latest information coming from Munich mention the former variant as being the correct one. The car will continue to use a soft canvas.

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The 2011 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 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.

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20 responses to “2012 BMW 6 Series Cabrio spotted once again”

  1. plaxico says:

    car thats over 80k and it has a soft top?!?!?! . oooooh my sweet Jesus

    No wonder aftershave has better value than bmw.

  2. ralph says:

    @plaxico have you ever seen a ferrari F430 cabriolet in your life it cost more than 120K and its soft top

    • Jordan says:

      don’t bother!… plaxico doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to be able to understand why a 120K car would be made with a soft top

  3. plaxico says:

    only moron would give 80-120k for ANY softtop car ,BMW, Bentley, Merc ETC

    That would be like buying a car for 50k or more and the car has flinstones like-stones tyres…………………ooooooooo im sorry ,thats right, bmw already has that, those amazing run flats. Sorry ,my bad

    • wazon8 says:

      There are numbers of morons then, since RR, Bentley etc. applies soft-tops. Something is wrong with your imagination of luxurieness in cars. It surely it’s not constituted by having hard-top.

      The newest runflats are a way batter than the old one. And there is something that only moron can ignore, they are safe!!! Have ever had an explosion of tyre on front axis. I guess that the answer is “No” and perhaps it’s the reason why you talk this BS.

  4. Plaxico, it doesn’t make sense, the soft top in my opinion has more charm than the hard-top. For example, I hate the hard top on the actual E93 3 series, I hope that the next F33 will have a soft top. However, I like the hard top on the Z4, but I would have preferred two different models, the Roadster with soft-top and the Coupe.

  5. ralph says:

    hehe read ur first comment, you said “aftershave has better value than BMW” so RR,bently,ferrari,merc,audi,lumberghuni,aston martin are all worst value than aftershave cz they all use soft tops on their cars….

  6. Lobo says:

    I have owned a soft-top cabriolet for a long time and I will never buy another one.

    More charm? Maybe for you, though that’s a very personal opinion. But the only real advantage of a soft-top over a hard-top is the weight reduction… so, OK, your car will reach 100 Kmph one or two seconds earlier and consume a 3-4% less petrol…Wow! Just that in exchange for a much poorer security, durability and noise isolation!!?? Those are really measurable (and serious) disadvantages, not just opinions.

    There is an obvious market niche for a 4-seat truly exceptional German luxury cabrio-coupe. A hardtop 5 or 6 series would just kick other bland alternatives from Volvo, Lexus and Infinity out of the market. BMW has chosen to compete with the equally soft-topped 4-seat cabrios from its archi-enemies Mercedes (E class) and Audi (A5). That’s ok, but… Why do you use exactly the same weapons, instead of offering something DIFFERENT? Mazda MX5 hardtop is a much better seller than the softop version… And the new hardtop Z4 from the very own BMW is a hit! So, why, oh why, has BMW gone with the flow instead of innovating? I just don’t get it, but my next car, sadly, will not be a BMW. :-(

  7. YD says:

    ONLY SOFT TOP for me.
    so happy !!!!!!!

  8. Vincent says:

    TOO BIG, TOO HEAVY….. The new 5er, 6er, 7er are the Monsters……

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  10. Woo Hoo says:

    Even the Euro Ford Focus has a retracable Hard top. I’m with Plexico on this one.

    Nothing like Retacting the card top at the stop light so the lesser people can marvel at that the car that they wish they could afford(other than a POS 1er).

    • wazon8 says:

      Numbers of cheap cars has hard-tops, but why are you going to claim that it’s something desirable? Could you explain why such car makers as Porsche, Ferrari, Audi with R8 cabrio and so on stay with soft-top? Maybe it affects performance negatively? Don’t you think so? I prefer M6 convertible with better performance than with hard-top. Once again, if someone thinks that 100kg of weight difference doesn’t matter, then take a 100kg ballast, go on race track and back here.

  11. Woo Hoo says:

    ^^ Still getting used to the HTC desire touch pad, sry about the typos

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