• Apr 6, 2010

The next BMW 6 Series-click above for high-res image gallery

We've been seeing spy shots of the upcoming 6-Series Convertible for some time now (also, here), but this is the first time we've seen the hard topped version out in the streets. Well, halfway out in the street, as BMW has it all wrapped up for up for a psytrance after-party. We will tip our hats to BMW for this black and white disguise, however, as there's a slight resemblance to the Maserati 4200 GT in front, while they taped off the C-pillar ape the Z32 300ZX. That said, they're not fooling anyone.

First of all, the stuff they didn't/can't cover with camo-wheels, brakes and mirrors-all scream BMW. Especially the "Efficient Dynamics" brake kit that will charge the battery while you're slowing down. Also, the trunk is still fairly Bangled, though less so than the current car.

The engines will be coming out of the 7 Series, though probably not the vaunted 760Li's twin-turbo V12. Expect the double-scroll single turbo 3.0-liter straight six and the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, as well as few diesel mill we won't be seeing in the States. As far as the next M6 goes, that's up in the air. Early reports indicate that BMW will be selling some manner of R8-fighter based on the Efficient Dynamics Concept, though it will probably be stuffed with a 600+ horsepower version of the BMW 262 cubic inch twin-turbo V8.

Before you get salty tears in your coffee, our spies also inform us that a four door version of the new 6 Series is expected. Something along the lines of a 650i Gran Turismo, including a hatch/trunk lid similar to the one found in the 550i GT. A model needed (apparently) to combat the upcoming Audi A7 four-door coupe. Those wacky Germans...




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      • 4 Years Ago
      To put it plainly they cant really make it any worse then the current 6, it was pretty awful had a chance to drive one and I thought honestly the M3 was worlds better.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The M3 is worlds better than pretty much anything. But I'd agree, the current 6er was a stumble for BMW
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not put a V12 in there to compete with the SL600?

      Looks good so far.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That would make it an 8 series.
      • 4 Years Ago
      am i the only one who thinks it looks like a mustang!?
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like a mid-90's monte carlo...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I got a little dizzy from staring at this camouflage :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh look, it's the new Scion TC. Seriously Beamer? You big new thing looks like a Scion that's been stretched out at the corners.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup, totally looks like a tC. You can totally tell because the car is covered 80% by camouflage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow...yeah BMW...it's a good thing you camo'd the car because, yeah, it IS so radically new and different looking. Man, good thing you decided to hide the details of the design because, heh, we haven't seen anything like this before. Come on BMW...grow up! It's OBVIOUSLY going to be a great big yawn once it's revealed. You haven't done anything even remotely 'new' in years, so what are you hiding under all the camo? The same 'ole crap? Looks like it(!).
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The engines will be coming out of the 7 Series, though probably not the vaunted 760Li's twin-turbo V12."

      Or stated more succinctly:

      "The engines will be coming out of the 5 series." :)

      I wouldn't necessarily expect the I6 to make it to the states though. I guess it depends on whether they determine there's a decent sized market for it here or not.
      • 4 Years Ago
      God I hope the rid the rear end that's on the current 6's. IT IS HIDEOUS. THANKS A LOT CHRIS BANGLE.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front end looks a lot better, can't wait to see it unmasked.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've always considered the 6 more of a 7 series coupe than a 5. Series coupe, and the addition of 7-series engines only makes this more of an 8 coupe than a 6.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you've seen one BMW, you've seen them all. Just place your order
      like pizza. Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Audi is by far worse, because they really look all the same, escpecially on the front (but everywhere else, too) I know a lot of people that couldn't even see a difference between the A6 and the A8 from distance. And now the new A8 looks like a bigger A4 and the A1 looks like the A3 which looks like every other Audi, too. DAMN, they all look the same!!!

        Compared to Audi BMWs look much more different. they don't have all the same grill and taillights for their entire lineup for example :D When I first saw the camod A1 I knew exactly how it was going to look and how the Sline will look. Its always the same pattern. But I couldn't tell how the next M5 is going to look for example, ..or this one without the camo...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha exactly. It's going to look like the new 5 series with 2 doors chopped off
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