2011 NAIAS – BMW 6 Series Cabriolet World Premiere

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Breaking from Detroit today, BMW pulls the silk back from its new 6 Series Cabriolet, internally code-named the “F13.” Sounds almost illegal, doesn’t it? I …

Breaking from Detroit today, BMW pulls the silk back from its new 6 Series Cabriolet, internally code-named the “F13.” Sounds almost illegal, doesn’t it? I mean, does homeland security know about this? Well, it’s rumored to be the next Bond car, so perhaps it does have a few tricks up its sleeves. It’s fast for starters, with 400 hp spinning out of its force inducted 4.4 Liter V8. It’s dripping with technology from bonnet to boot and sets new standards for BMW interior design. Chiseled new lines are angular and intriguing; I find the character line dropping diagonally off the front wheel arch to be particularly intriguing.

Both the 640i and 650i will join the US line-up. The entry-level 6er Convertible is powered by the N55 TwinScroll turbocharged engine. The engine produces 320 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 332 lb-ft of torque from 1,300 and 4,500 rpm. The 640i Convertible weighs 1,840 kilograms (4,057 lb), but still manages a zero to sixty time of 5.7 seconds.

2011 NAIAS   BMW 6 Series Cabriolet World Premiere

Fuel consumption is impressive for a car of this size, 7.9 liter per 100km, approximately 29.7 US MPG. Compared to the 650i model, the 640i sports a pair of round tailpipes instead of the oval exhaust tips for stylistic differentiation.

BMW has kept the E64′s automated  soft top for the F13.  We welcome back the soft top for its classic, timeless look, lightweight design, and excellent trunk space when stowed.

Please enjoy our exclusive photo gallery from the Detroit Auto Show floor.

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  • stapler

    it’s an F12, not 13

    • Heddlu_Cymru M5

      F12 is the Coupe while the F13 is the Convertible. The one up there is the Convertible thus it’s an F13. Nothing wrong with the article ;)

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  • Babken

    The ugliest BMW ever made. Besides, the interior already looks outdated. Time will show how successful the new model proves to be, but I expected much more from the new 6 Series.
    IMO, BMW has 2 major problems:
    1. They can’t handle the weight problem;
    2. They don’t make a supercar like the SLS.
    That’s why the true enthusiasts consider BMW a mediocre brand. PITY!

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Shincai

      Where was your SLS when the M1 was in charge?

    • Pandering to retards

      ha ha you’re clearly not an enthusiast then!

    • Alex

      Riiight…..Hey, true enthusiast….Do you even have $100K to spend on a car? Huh? That is what I thought… You probably drive an old 3-series, or better yet, a Honda. Then you probably shouldn’t worry about how it looks or how much it weights – you can’t afford one anyway. BMW builds cars for those who buy them, not for boys who collects posters to put them on their bedroom walls.

  • Empower

    bmw has had not time to build a super car they where to busy re lunching Rolls Royce the greatest car brand ever and true enthusiasts will no that. BMW is more then a car brand its a group which build the best cars in the segments it enters

  • T

    The ugliest BMW ever made. Besides, the interior already looks outdated. Time will show how successful the new model proves to be, but I expected much more from the new 6 Series.
    IMO, BMW has 2 major problems:
    1. They can’t handle the weight problem;
    2. They don’t make a supercar like the SLS.
    That’s why the true enthusiasts consider BMW a mediocre brand. PITY!

    1. BMW have made signicant developments in weight reduction including the use of aluminium , magnesium and of course press-hardened steel. The next step is Carbon Fibre. Which our Megacity Vehicle showcases in it’s stucture.
    By investing in a production facility BMW will be abale to mass produce carbon fibre for more models.
    2. No. But BMW are more keen on bringing a Sports Car of the future to the market in the shape of the i8 aka Vision Efficient Dynamics. A car that will showcase that the sports car does not become anonymous in it’s lifetime ,

    BMW builds what you expect BMW to do. Although enthusiasts cannot be adhered to because VAG do this and they do that. When BMW do not want to sacrifice innovation as a industry leader to follow others.
    But with BMW you get what you ask for and in some cases pay for- A premium product. A BMW is not mainstream, volume disguised as a Premium product.

  • x.driver

    1. Interior: One of the most beautiful interiors I’ve ever seen. Well done!
    2. Exterior: It’s ok, but missing the WOW-factor. Maybe it’s due to this bronze color. It doesn’t suite the car very well. I really would love to see the 6er in white or silver or black metallic with a black interior. It should look great, I expect the M6 to be a stunner.

  • pav

    oh dear, this is one of the most(if not the most) boring cars BMW ever made. This un-Bangle-ing just gone to far. headlamps are absolute disgust. while interior knida ok(still this should have sport feeling not limousine one) proportions look so wrong. There were bmw’s that were kind of ugly but they had personality at least and they looked different. I don’t know, maybe this car will look better “live” but still…huge disappointment.
    Adrian you hear me?…stop building ultimate business suits and go back to building ultimate driving machines

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