From Autoblog.com: What you see above is a BMW 6 Series – but just barely. Since leaving Munich, it’s been transformed into the B6 by Alpina, then into the race-spec B6 GT3, and is now in the process of being converted to top-tier GT1 spec by yet another company, Aurora Racing Designs.
The motorsport concern is a joint effort by former McLaren engineer Nicholas Galbraith and former Alpina racing designer Andreas Puschel. Together they’re taking the development of the B6 GT1 off Alpina’s hands so that the BMW tuner can focus its energies on its current customer GT3 racing program. Sounds promising. We’d guess the chassis is targeted to join various Le Mans Series grids and the new FIA GT1 World Championship in time for next season. … CONTINUED
Well, here is what appears to be a homebrew video shot on the photographers way to the Nurburgring. He does an excellent job of shooting the 6-series and giving a nice level of depth to the previously seen spyphotos currently available ( http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393022 ).
The next generation 6-series ( http://www.bimmerpost.com/6-series ) has been quickly shedding its camoflague in the typical BMW strip tease that presages an online reveal and then subsequent auto-show world premiere. To recap, this next generation 6-series will very closely follow the design lines that have been set fourth with the BMW Concept Gran Coupe ( http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378296 ) and has been said to be one of the most … CONTINUED
Resident photoshopper extraordinaire, Gerald Alvarez, has put together this new rendering of the upcoming F12 6-series coupe based upon the newest F13 6-series convertible photos and the BMW Concept Gran Coupe (which was said to be an approximation of what the 2012 6-series coupe will resemble).
We bring you the first photos of the F13 6-series convertible confirming that the 2012 6-series convertible will indeed have a traditional folding soft top (but a factory fitted optional hardtop will be available). These 650 convertible photos are also the most revealing yet of the body, which loses its plastic camoflage cladding to reveal most of the production body. What’s being revealed slowly is a stunning looking BMW which retains the shape and sleekness of the previous 6-series cabrio, while losing some of its more criticized design.
The current BMW monthly production bulletin reveals some details on the new 6-series (F12/F13) and the upcoming X3. Production starts on the 650 convertible in March 2011 and 650 coupe in July 2011. Sept. will see a 6-cylinder 640 coupe and convertible and 650xi coupe and convertible. X3 production begins this December.
We bring you the first ever sighting of the upcoming F13 6-series convertible with its top down. The shape revealed with the top down is of a sleek and well proportioned convertible, not easily pulled off with a convertible of this size. What is not telling yet however, is whether the top is a folding hardtop or a traditional canvas top. The extra cut lines on the trunk may indicate a canvas top to some, but may simply be indicative of split trunk access (for when top is retracted).
Release dates and specifics are still up in the air, but its a sure bet that at least the engine line-up will be a replication of what is available on … CONTINUED
Until now, weve only had one small little glimpse of the BMW 6 series interior with a short statement from BMW insider Scott that in essence alluded to the interior being a mix of the Z4 with the F10 5-series. Taking the best from both world would really create the ultimate interior environment. With these new photos we see a little bit more of the center console and it does look like the interior really will be a mixing of the two, from these pictures you can already see that this will be a very high end and elegantly appointed center console.
The F12 6-Series has been promised to be the most beautiful car BMW has put in years, and looking … CONTINUED
Nothing will stop resident photoshop guru Gerard Alvarez. Hes now used real photos of the BMW Gran Coupe concept to base what a true two door coupe based on this design would look like. The result is expectedly crisp clean and professional. Here is your 6-series coupe ladies and gentlemen.
According to BMW insider SCOTT26, the Gran Coupe has already been approved for production, with a standard model available for completion in a short time frame. But, the fully working concept version (the one in Beijing has no interior or mechanicals) will not debut until the Paris Autoshow. The final Gran Coupe concept car will feature innovative interior design and materials, with use of glass, copper, stone, and wood.