Built on a new platform, the 2012 6 Series Coupe will be unveiled at the end of this year. Slightly longer and wider than the current generation, with dimensions between the new 5 Series and the 7 Series, the new 6 Series features shorter overhangs and wider fender flares. The more muscular look is complemented by the aggressiveness “built” in this new model.
The contradictory reports around the 6 Series rooftop variants continue. First reports were claiming a hardtop 6 Series Cabrio, but all the information leaked from the company and the latest spy photos, are pointing towards a soft top mode. The latest rumor states that the hardtop could be offered as an option.
The first U.S. 2011 6 Series model will debut in March of next year in the form of BMW 650i Convertible. In July 2011, the 650 Coupe will follow. Later in September of 2011, the BMW 640 Coupe and Convertible will launch, along with the xDrive variant of the 650.
Design wise, the new 2012 BMW 6 Series will not be a twin-brother to the CS Concept, but some design cues made it into the new 6er, including some design elements from the recently unveiled Gran Coupe.
The design lines return to the super sleek look and we expect to see plenty of concave and convex design lines hidden underneath the camo. The corona ring headlights become a characteristic of new BMWs and as expected, they made their way into the new 6 Series as well. The taillights continue to sport an L-shape and LEDs.
The 2012 BMW 6 Series will be unveiled this fall at the Paris Motor Show.