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Photos: 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible at Dingolfing Plant

6-series | November 18th, 2010 by 8
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Together with the BMW 7 Series and 5 Series, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible BMW F12 is being produced the world’s largest BMW plant …

Together with the BMW 7 Series and 5 Series, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible BMW F12 is being produced the world’s largest BMW plant in Dingolfing.

With all the three vehicles produced at the same plant, the reduction in costs and greater production efficient is expected.

The preparation for the 6 Series production in Dingolfing started a year before the first car rolled off the production line. BMW gives a quick glance at some of the first 6 Series Convertible to come off the Dingolfing plant.

Photos: 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible at Dingolfing Plant

The convertible-specific assembly line, as well as the process of assembling and adjusting the soft top or the rollover protection system, are part of the main production line.

With the new 6, an unique press hardening technology is being used. This galvanized steel sheets are first cold-formed and then heated to over 900 degrees Celsius. Immediately thereafter, they are cooled down in a pressing tool with integrated water cooling within a few seconds to about 70 degrees Celsius and cured it. This method gives make the sheets three to four times stronger in comparison to conventional steel.

First production-ready 6 Series Convertible is expected to be delivered to the customer in the first quarter of 2011.

  • Otto

    9 posts in a row about the 6 convertible….
    Isn’t a kind of overdone…
    Quality over quantity dude, always.
    And not only for premium cars.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      it’s our choice on how we structure content. Dumping 130+ photos and info in a single article will make it impossible to follow/read.

      And yes, lots of content on the 6 Series, it’s an important car for BMW and all fans.

      More to come…

      • Otto

        130+ photos only ?!
        Come on, you can do better.
        tip : post a new article for every colour this car can be ordered with (Raging Red, Baltic Blue, Pimping Purple, Paris Pink, etc)

  • http://www.facebook.com/clintonac Clinton Campbell

    Absolutely gorgeous. I don’t know why anyone would complain, I can’t get enough of the Bavarian beauty.

    • Otto

      Agreed.
      If you buy one of those, don’t order it in white though. Your neighbours might think you just bought a bathtub on wheels.

  • Alex

    I think there was a typo. Shouldn’t it be : This method MAKES the sheets three to four times stronger instead of gives make

  • viper

    horatio got over his head with this 6er , calm down man , it aint a supercar nor a groundbreaking bmw nor anything , its just a 6er , and a good one.

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