New spy photos: 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe showing the Glass Panaromic Roof

6 Series Coupe | February 6th, 2011 by 8
2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe 3 750x500 New spy photos: 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe showing the Glass Panaromic Roof

The next generation BMW 6 Series Coupe is set to make its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, but prior to the …

The next generation BMW 6 Series Coupe is set to make its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, but prior to the official unveiling, prototypes continue to be driven around Munich for testing purposes.

Last spy photos reveal the 6er Coupe with barely any camouflage and for the first time, we get a look at the Glass Panoramic Roof. When introduced in Paris last year, 6 Series interior designer, Christian Bauer said the panoramic glass roof enhances the lightness of the interior design language.

BMW 6 Series Coupe is the first vehicle from the Munich-based automaker to get full LED treatment; driving lights, indication lights, brake lights and rear-lights. It has the same length as the current 6 Series, but sits on a wider track and has been lowered to enhance its sportiness character.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe 3 655x436 New spy photos: 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe showing the Glass Panaromic Roof

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.

To learn more about the 6 Series design language, see our workshop with Adrian Van Hooydonk.

[Source: Gmotors ]

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