Truth be told, I've never really found the modern BMW 6 Series to be a particularly attractive car, in Coupe, Convertible, or sedan Gran Coupe forms. This current generation certainly looks a whole lot better than the Bangle-fied Six that came before it to my eyes, but on the whole, I find much of the car's design to be fussy and awkward. There's a new 6 Series on the way, scheduled to arrive sometime in 2017 or 2018, but to hold us over until then, BMW is freshening its current range, as evidenced by this convertible prototype our trusty spies recently caught testing.

Will the changes to the current 6 Series be an improvement? Perhaps. Up front, there are restyled headlamps and a new front bumper, and at the rear, BMW has redesigned the LED taillamps to bring them more in line with the rest of the company's offerings. Aside from those modest tweaks, we don't expect much more to change on the Big Six – the interior will likely carry over with some minor tweaks (or new colors), and it's possible the powertrains could be massaged gently for gains in either power, efficiency, or both.

Whether you think this new look is pretty or not, this freshened 6 Series will likely debut sometime next year, while BMW's engineers and designers craft the all-new version. See it from several angles in our gallery, above.


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      mix35
      • 4 Months Ago
      I always thaought the 6 series grandcoupe is the best looking car in the BMW line. Whether in standard, M or Alpina version. Didnt realise it was already due for a facelift
        Jai
        • 4 Months Ago
        @mix35
        IMO the best looking Bimmers today are the 6er coupe and i8. The rest of thier cars do nothing for me.
      Jarda
      • 4 Months Ago
      Cool story but will you ever undo the stupid changes you done to the commenting system recently? Or you think line breaks and paragraphs are overrated? As for the edit button, let's not kid ourselves after all those years.
      Mr Sled
      • 4 Months Ago
      Am I the only person that thinks this car's styling is just really bland and boring?
        Jai
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Mr Sled
        Yes you are. Try Lexus for obnoxious designs that might better suit your taste.
      moa
      • 4 Months Ago
      It is realy nice car, especially grand coupe, but thinking of it I have always previous one (E24) in the back of my head so in comparison it looks bland and fat.
      Supafast jellyfish
      • 4 Months Ago
      I don't know why some editors need to put their opinions in when their job is only to report the news
        Jai
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Supafast jellyfish
        Couldn't agree more.
        Jarda
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Supafast jellyfish
        i might be wrong but iBeliebe by definition a *blog* is (also) about opinion
          Supafast jellyfish
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Jarda
          Yes but auto blog is a personal blog so why are we getting someone's personal opinion? I understand if review or you're using general statistics but this is just reporting spy shots..
      Edsel
      • 4 Months Ago
      Hood scoops, side-pipes, spoiler and 707HP would make this perfect.
      Hernan
      • 4 Months Ago
      I would have gone with a little more i8 in the front since we're doing a facelift, just to keep it looking fresh.
      Julio B
      • 4 Months Ago
      Funny how BMW specifically camouflages the areas that will change like saying "hey, just look here and here"...
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