• Jun 14th 2010 at 6:59PM
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Next-gen BMW 6 Series Convertible spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

As BMW moves forward with the development of the next-generation 6 Series, more of the swirly camouflage is stripped away, revealing that the next Sixer will be significantly more rakish than the model currently on sale. In this latest batch of spy photos, we can clearly see the revised front fascia with the larger interpretation of BMW's twin kidney grilles and the stretched headlamp cluster encompassing a set of LED turn signals. Around back, it appears that the convertible top won't change too much from the current car, featuring the same upright rear window with flying buttress sides.

Under the hood, expect to see the turbocharged six- and eight-cylinder engines from the 7 Series. A more potent M6 isn't necessarily out of the cards, but with BMW reportedly working on a high-output version of the EfficientDynamics concept car, we're not sure if an M-badged 6 Series will have much place within BMW's lineup (not that that's ever stopped the automaker before). What's more, rumors continue to swirl about the possibility of a four-door 6 Series to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS and upcoming Audi A7 Sportback.

For now, though, we'll just watch as BMW peels more camo off of the coupe and convertible models, and we certainly won't rule out the possibility of a Paris Motor Show debut later this year. See the latest set of spy shots for yourself in the gallery below.

[Source: CarPix]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I know, everyone has an opinion, but I fully came here expecting to read a bunch of "ugliest car ever" comments. So, I'm very surprised that people think it looks so good.

      It's honestly (and I'm being honest with my opinion here) one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too much boulevard cruiser . . . it's getting farther from what the original 6-Series delivered and becoming more like a Serling-esque rendition of what a 929 convertible would look like. Oh my.

      And the flying buttressed top with its gaudy plastic foundation lives for another generation. That's really too bad. When the top is down on the current version, the tonneau looks like it was crafted by a former employee of ASC who was fired for incompetence.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow so far so good...

      Im only hoping the bring out an M6 with the Twin Turbo 4.4L V8 in the M5.. with 560 hp.. cause everyone knows this car is gonna be heavy like all the current Bimmers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      can't get more bland than that.

      i look at it, and don't feel any excitement.

      so bland. like they took a page from the Lexus book.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BMW messed up. The 6 is losing its aggressive look. Sure it a sport tourer or grand tourer, but why make it look like it's only for the retired Palm Beach set? At least Cadillac is leaving their old image behind. The 6 is a whale and BMW must have hired the bland designers from Honda.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually I think thats just a Toyota solara.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm, at first I thought it looked decent, if a little boring. Then I noticed the character line that drops down from the front fender through the bottom of the door. That could be really really interesting....

      the front and rear look very similar to that grand coupe thing they showed a few weeks ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dunno, it jusr looks much bigger than the previous 6. Having sat in the backseat of an M6 piloted by a 23-year-old, I can safely say the extra size will be appreciated. BUT this also means the car will just be slower, which stinks.

      M6 CSL, anyone?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car is in serious need of some rear hips.

      Otherwise, it looks bland.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Really, the flying buttress roof again, with the tiny rear slit window?
      • 5 Years Ago
      With a traditional rear-end this time around, I think that will be one good looking car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      still got those damn sail panels.
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