The new 6 Series will arrive in 2018, seven years after the introduction of the F12 Convertible and F13 Coupe models, but compared to the current generation, the new 6er might drop the convertible from its family. According to a report by Automobile, not only the convertible might be gone, but also the 6 Series Gran Coupe. The latter’s dismissal is based on the decision to bring the 9 Series to market.
BMW’s new 6 Series is built upon the new CLAR platform and will have optional air suspension, rear-wheel steering, and a brand-new quad-turbo inline-six producing some 550 hp.
Our own sources say the design of the 6er will have a more dynamic roofline than the current model and shallower glasshouse. Some of the sleek design cues seen on the 4 Series Coupe are an inspiration for the larger two-door model with a stretched roofline which puts the C-pillar just behind the rear wheels and allows a short rear overhang. Some suggest it will have the visual dynamics of an Aston Martin.
The new 6 Series will go on a diet for a total weight saving of around 200 kilograms. The rear axle comes from the new 7 Series, but xDrive all-wheel drive will continue to be offered.