Totally unexpected, the new generation BMW 6 Series Convertible shows up on U.S. soil and out of all places, in Pennsylvania. The folks over at Kilometer Magazine spotted a 6er Convertible test mule in rural Pennsylvania, still wearing camouflage and a covered up dashboard.
Similar to the BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept unveiled at Paris Motor Show, the new 6er Convertible features the shorter overhangs and wider fender flares and it is wider than the current generation, with dimensions between the new 5 Series and the 7 Series.
The corona ring headlights seen in the new 6er Coupe also made their way into the new 6 Series Convertible. The taillights are slightly larger than in the current generation and they feature the L-shaped LEDs.
First reports were claiming a hardtop 6 Series Cabrio, but all the latest information we received point to towards a soft top canvas.
New 6 Series will feature a combination of diesel and petrol offerings. The high-end diesel model will be the 640d, powered by the N57 turbocharged straight-6 common rail diesel engine outputting 306 horsepower. The 650i will be the highest offering powered by the 4.4 liter V8 Twin-turbo engine found in the other 50i models.
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: Kilometer Magazine ]