Spy photos: 2011 BMW 6 Series during winter testing

Spy Photos | March 10th, 2010 by 6
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The next generation BMW 6 Series is due to launch next year and several prototypes are being spotted weekly during winter testing. While the car …

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The next generation BMW 6 Series is due to launch next year and several prototypes are being spotted weekly during winter testing. While the car has yet to enter the Final Evaluation Phase where the camouflage becomes minimal, it is still interesting to see overall dimensions and stance.

Underneath the psychadelic camouflage, the test mule in the photo above still features some plastic parts that hide the fine details.

According to previous reports and inside sources, the next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. The current 6 Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, is rumored to be a “super sleek” vehicle, as seen in these latest spy shots as well.

While not confirmed, it is said that some elements from the canceled CS Concept made their way into the final design.

The 2011 6 Series is slightly longer and wider than the current generation. It will have shorter overhangs and a lower roofline which implicitly gives the car a more muscular look. The convertible will receive the hardtop as seen in the BMW 3 Series Convertible.

The bodystyle has been designed to accommodate the hardtop, so no raised up rear-end. We also expect a larger than usual front-grille, a trend seen in the latest models.

The interior design has also been re-drawn from ground up and it is being said to reflect some of the design cues seen in the Z4 Roadster, so expect a very driver oriented dashboard and plenty of sporty elements.

Engine wise, the new 6 Series will feature a combination of diesel and petrol offerings. The high-end diesel model will be the 640d, powered by the N57 turbocharged straight-6 common rail diesel engine outputting 306 horsepower.

The 650i will be the highest offering powered by the 4.4 liter V8 Twin-turbo engine.

Sales are expected to begin in the second half of 2011 with an early revealing at one of the major auto shows.

[Photos: CarAdvice ]

6 responses to “Spy photos: 2011 BMW 6 Series during winter testing”

  1. Gord says:

    My prediction is that its interior will similar to that of a 5 series or 7 series, but I am ready to be plesantly surprised if it isn’t. :)

  2. n8n says:

    I just can’t wait till I’ll see the final product :D:D:D

  3. viper says:

    looking forward to 640d , plus tuning and u got ur self a beast
    not surprised if it looks like 5er , pure copy and paste as always

  4. Cereb says:

    My prediction is a stunning car – with a softtop! I just can’t imagine why they would put so much effort in disguising a hardtop. Also the c-pillar looks to massive for a hartop imho.

  5. this car will change the face of bimmers, it turns me onnnnnn..lololololol

  6. With sleek, modern style, the 6 Series is replete in head-turning beauty and, of course, incredible BMW performance.

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