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Couldn’t make the 2011 Frankfurt IAA? Now problem. Dackelone brings it to your screen with this MEGA gallery featuring both BMWs and non-BMW. Load up the thread and grab a snack, as this one may take a while to load ;)

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6POST member Superspeed provides his 4 month 6,000km mark review of his 640i convertible. He provides some insight on everything from size, to performance, handling, braking, interior/comfort, technology, and an overall verdict.

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The upcoming 6 series Gran Coupe, a 4-door coupe model of the current 6 series, has been spotted by our spies testing on the Nurburgring for the first time. Although the Gran Coupe will be a grand touring type car, it’s still being tested on the Nurburgring to ensure that it will deliver a sporty, yet luxurious ride. It’s pictured here wearing BMW style 356 wheels, which look rather nice and sporty on the Gran Coupe.

The low slung and sleek Gran Coupe will take on … CONTINUED

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We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage so far of the massive BMW exhibit at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. And now you can also view the entire BMW press conference from the event. Inside is an English translated video of the kickoff press conference. You can really see how the full circle track in the BMW hall added a unique element to the presentation.

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When it comes to BMWs, the 2012 6 series has been the aftermarket tuners’ choice at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. Two of these debuting at the show are the Alpina B6 Biturbo and the Hamann 6 series. Info and galleries inside.

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BMW chose the 6 series to showcase what owners can achieve via the BMW Individual customization program. On display were two stunning 6-series – a white coupe and a black convertible.

The 6 series coupe was painted in Brilliant White Metallic with a mouth dropping Amaro Brown | Black leather interior. The other Individual options spec’d on this car were:

BMW Individual fine wood trim – Sycamore, red brown, dark
BMW Individual headliner – Alcantara Platin
BMW Individual wooden intarsia for leather steering wheel
BMW Individual door sills

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The 2012 BMW 6 series M Sport package has debuted at the Frankfurt IAA. The M Sport package adds some aggressiveness to the normally (perhaps overly, in our opinion) svelte 6 series with a much beefier front bumper with large air inlets and integrated splitters. The profile of the 6 series gets M sport sideskirts, which resemble the M3 sideskirts and gloss black trim. And the rear receives some aggressive treatment as well with the M sport bumper with contrasting colored diffuser.

To us, the centerpieces of … CONTINUED

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Hamann will be debuting its newest builds at the Frankfurt IAA beginning tomorrow, but here’s a first look at the Hamann 650i.

Front and center in the Hamann 650i tuning package is the complete replacement bumper with LED daytime running lights and complete rear bumper replacement. It also gets aggressive sideskirts and rear trunk spoiler.

As for performance, the power is pushed to 510hp with a ECU tune and stainless exhaust system.

The 650i is lowered by 30mm on Hamann springs.

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AC Schnitzer will be debuting their latest models at next week’s Frankfurt IAA, and one of them will be their 6 series convertible.

It’s based on the 650i, but the power has been tuned up significantly to 540hp (from standard 407hp). These gains come from an ECU tune and a new exhaust system.

Cosmetic enhancements include a new front spoiler lip, radiator grille, and rear apron.

Brakes have been upgraded with new 8 piston calipers in front. The car has been lowered with Schnitzer springs and sit on 21″ … CONTINUED

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The once-every-two-year Frankfurt IAA auto show is nearly upon us. Press coverage will begin Tuesday, September 13. Here is a preview of the headline BMW debuts headed for Frankfurt.

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We have just spied a 2012 M6 coupe bearing its and rear end designs clearly on the streets of Munich for the first time. We recently had a brief look at the M6′s bumper styling when it first appeared uncovered while testing (and crashing unfortunately) on the Nurburgring.

We can now tell clearly that the M6 coupe does not simply adopt the F10 M5′s front lower bumper design whole cloth, but has its own sleek take on it. The biggest difference are the side air ducts, which … CONTINUED

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This is just a short clip of the new 6er Coupe driving down some picturesque background wearing the full M-Sport kit.

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The upcoming 6-series Gran Coupe has now been spotted out in M-sport form. The elegant four-door coupe will share the same M-sport kit as the 6-series coupe (recently spotted) and the convertible – with more aggressive front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper/diffuser.

Current expectation is for the Gran Coupe to hit showrooms in 2012 as a 2013 Model Year vehicle. Engine range is expected to be identical to the 6-Series Coupe.

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Palbay does it again and catches the first good real life photos of the new M Sport 650i Coupe. The car looks unreal in these photos and palbay was good enough to get the car at all angles

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The soon to be released 6-Series Gran Coupe was first seen as a concept platform to showcase the new 6-Series Coupe styling, back in April of 2010. But then rumors and then design patent filings revealed that indeed BMW was going to produce a production version of the vehicle. Final confirmation came in the form of the first spyshots of the vehicle.

We’ve already seen the 6-series Gran Coupe in black and white, but it has now been spotted in Orion Silver. The low slung and sleek … CONTINUED

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BMW has scooped up no fewer than three of the coveted awards presented by the German Design Council in the Automotive Brand Contest, the new international brand and design competition launched this year. The winner of the “Architecture & Events” category was the SESTOSENSO light installation created in collaboration with FLOS and light designer Paul Cocksedge, while the BMW 328 Hommage won the “Concept & Study” category. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe also came away with a prize in the “Exterior” category. With these three … CONTINUED

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The online configurator for the 2012 BMW 6-series coupe (650i) is now online for you to play with.

The 2012 650i coupe starts at $83,000 and will hit dealerships on October 1. Here’s a full list of 2012 BMW 6-series pricing / prices:

Base Cost: $83,000
Transportation: $875

Packages:
Cold Weather – $750
Luxury Seating – $2,000
Driver Assistance – $3,700
Premium Sound – $1,800
M Sport with 19″ Wheels – $4,400

Options:
BMW Apps – $250
Ceramic Controls – $650
Heated Front Seats – $500
Leather … CONTINUED