As anticipated, BMW of North America will offer a six-cylinder version of the new 6 Series Coupe and most likely the 6 Series Convertible as well.

At the BMW press launch of the new 650i Convertible, BMW officials stated that a six-cylinder options for the 6 Series family is a normal step for the company, as seen with the 7 Series products, but a timeline was not provided at the moment.

The launch date for the new 6 Series Coupe was set for October 1 and according to Autoblog, a 640i Coupe model will be offered as well. The 640i Coupe uses the 3.0 liter N55 twin-scroll turbocharged engine which outputs 315 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to the 8-speed ZF transmission.

BMW will offer in standard form the 6 Series Coupe with a rear-wheel drive setup, but an xDrive model is available for the V8-powered models.

The 650i Coupe will make its North American debut during the Pebble Beach festivities in Monterey, California this August, but the 640i won’t be shown.

[Source: Autoblog ]