2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe spotted without camouflage

Featured Posts, Spy Photos | January 17th, 2011 by 21
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Spy photographers just spotted the new BMW 6 Series Coupe without any camouflage. The 2012 6er Coupe is set to launch this fall, shortly after …

Spy photographers just spotted the new BMW 6 Series Coupe without any camouflage. The 2012 6er Coupe is set to launch this fall, shortly after the convertible model is introduced.

The new 6er Coupe debuted in a concept form last year at the Paris Motor Show and it was shortly followed by the 6 Series Convertible. The F12 6 Series showcases the new design language at BMW, as seen in the new 5 Series and other upcoming models.

The production model of the 6 Series Coupe goes through minimal changes compared to the Concept version, a set of new wheels and different mirrors.

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Looks-wise, the 6 Series concept appears stronger, more sculpted, and more fluid designed that the current model. Flame surfacing is out and the car features more hardened lines running across its side.

BMW’s Chief Designer Adrian van Hooydonk describes the front-end as “a shark-like nose” with a slightly forward-leaning kidney grille and a full-width air duct within the lower part of the bumper. The front-end design reflect both the sophistication and aggressiveness that went into this design. The kidney-grille are unique across the lineup with glass inserts along the top ridge.

The long bonnet and shorter overhangs are what perfectly describe a 6 Series model, and BMW enhanced these traits even more in the latest model. Also notable are the swollen front fenders, after which a sharp, chiseled upper body emerges.

In 2012, BMW will introduce two new members of the 6 Series family, the M6 and the new four-dour Gran Coupe. When it goes on sale later this year, the 6 Series Coupe is expected to be priced slightly below $90,000.

[Souce: Gmotors ]

21 responses to “2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe spotted without camouflage”

  1. João Senso says:

    Just amazing
    Good looking car ;)

  2. João Senos says:

    João Senos *

  3. X5SoB says:

    A very pretty if somewhat safe design, it remains to be seen whether it will be viewed by history as a boring design or a timeless one. Bangle was controversial, but never boring.

    • bob says:

      This F12, too, was done under Bangle’s direction.

      History may be kind to CEB. The F12 is as it’s intended to be – An *evolution* of the E63…which itself was/is of the *revolutionary* generation of BMWs. The extent of the new 6er being called “safe” and/or “boring” is, IMO, a reflection upon how avant garde the E63’s design was.

      • FreudeKing says:

        Please don’t start this evo and revol thing. It is BS to fool fools, making them look into things that they didn’t even think about in the first place.

        It’s like some desginers desgining a car, then afterwards think about things to say in front of the camera, most of which are bull anyway. It’s like this thing about the 6 Series being inspired by water flows with that stupid video showing water splashed on it. I mean, all cars have flowing lines like the 6, so I don’t see the point.

        The worst is when somebody starts quoting the waffle that these desginers made up and think they are talking sense!

  4. Lariv says:

    It isn’t as bad looking as the earlier spy shots, it’s a bit disappointing that the headlights, mirrors and exhaust pipes changed and the rear end looks a bit heavy but that’s probably due to the same wheels. After seeing how wonky the convertible looks I think this isn’t too bad. Hopefully it looks better with nicer wheels and with the M-Sport bodykit.

  5. jt says:

    Disappointed. Sort of boring, none of the elegance of the Audi A5/S5. Heavy B pilar makes it look like an inflated 3 series. For the $90k that this car will command in the US, it should be pillarless like the MB CL or for that matter, the MB E Coupe. Nose isn’t shark like, from the side it just looks cluttered. Not as nice as the 5 sereis it is based upon. But on the pllus side, much more attractive than its 5 GT cousin. All in all, I’d rather have the F10 550i M Sport.

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  7. Doug says:

    It looks kind of strange from this angle; too much front overhang for a BMW. The rear overhang is also quite large, and although this is normal for a bimmer, the overall length of the car with that nose seems… incongruous for a sports coupe.

    And it’s overly safe.

    • Geoff says:

      It’s true. the overhangs are really big. Although, with a car this big, you need a certain proportion of overhang. The truth is, the 6 series isn’t really the perfect BMW. It’s too heavy and long. It’s a status car for people with money to waste. It’s more of a Benz than a bimmer.

  8. TM says:

    Absolutely beautiful!! Cannot wait to see more details :)

  9. Heddlu_Cymru M5 says:

    It’s sleek and good looking to me though I may agree it looks a bit boring compared to its predecessor. A safe approach, but I think it turned out still well!

  10. Punishment says:

    I like it, I can’t wait to see one in person

  11. Bence says:

    I’m sorry to say but the front is still a huge misshit in my eyes. Main reason is the headlight and that won’t be changed by an M-packet.
    Otherwise a nice looking beast.

  12. Ivan says:

    This shark is effing beautiful!!!!!

  13. e30i says:

    I think I prefer the convertible to the coupe, and that’s the first time I think I’ve ever prefered any convertible over the coupe counterpart, however, when I see a coupe with wheels that fill the arches, my opinion might change. These wheels do not do the beautiful elegant design of this car justice

  14. FreudeKing says:

    I am not that impressed unlike the rest of you. I think this car didn;t live up to its potential and it is way worse looking than the concept becasue they took out all the nice details that make the car glow.

    Those small wheels really make this car so ordinary and (just another 6 Series). I am disaapointed.

    • Geoff says:

      Well, the concept was nice, and then they took out all the good parts, because for $90,000 USD, apparently that’s not enough money to make a truly beautiful car.

  15. e30i says:

    I would expect to find those wheels on a 318i, not on a 6 series, a car that has a very high price

  16. viper says:

    it kicks ass on the sides and the back and the interior but the front sides and the whole fron is just plain weak. it looks like a melting ice cream.

  17. SoCal says:


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