Just as BMW officially premieres the all new 6-series cabrio at the 2011 NAIAS this week, we are given the best look yet at the production intent 6-series coupe, which up until now has been clad in heavy camouflage. This vermillion red test car shows off styling that resembles the 6-series convertible, yet draws on styling cues from the stunning Concept Gran Coupe.
The model spied here appears to be a 640i coupe, which should be powered by BMW’s inline 6-cylinder turbo N55 motor. The 6-series coupe is expected to enter production in July of this year.
Head of BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk, provides some insight in this video behind the design philosophy of BMW’s newest top of the line convertible, the all-new 6-series cabrio, which just made its world premiere at the 2011 NAIAS @ Detroit
We have posted yesterday’s full BMW press conference from the 2011 NAIAS at Detroit. Ian Robertson presented a state of the company address, as well as introducing the all new 6-series cabrio, 1M coupe, 1-series LCI, and the 2011 X3. View the press conference inside.
This is it! The official World Premiere of the BMW 6 Series Convertible. This car is the real deal production car. What was shown previously was the 6-Series Concept car. While the look of the car is basicly identical to the “concept” car, this is now an official production vehicle. In many instances, BMW likes to show off a “concept” version of a car first in order to acclimate the public to the new offering before making it official, so thats the major distinction between the two.
Too the more trained eye, subtle changes between the concept and production can be seen, especially around the mirrors and door handles. These are must needed changes to allow the car to be street legal.
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At the Detroit NAIAS in just over two weeks time, BMW will premiere the all new 6-series convertible, 1 series M coupe, and the updated/facelifted 1 series coupe and cabrio. See inside for our official info and media threads for each vehicle.
Introduction video for the 2011 BMW 6-series Convertible (F12) featuring some words on the new 6 series convertible’s design.
The official specifications for the F12 640i and 650i convertible have been released. The 640i convertible is quoted at 0-60 in 5.7sec and the 650i covers 0-60 in 5.0 seconds. Full specs inside.
We have updated the 2012 F12 6-series convertible wallpapers/photos with large amount of new images featuring the convertible in titanium silver color, and interior and technology/lighting photos.
We bring you some first production photos of the 2012 6 series convertible from its birthplace at the Dingolfing Plant, where the 5 and 7 series are also produced. The first customers are expected to receive their 6 series convertible in the Spring of 2011.