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08/31/2011    10:38 AM
COMMENTS: 44

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 angle up sharply on the M6. The fins/splitters which sit underneath the side air ducts are also longer on the M6 compared to the M5. Overall it blends the F10 M5′s and E85 Z4 M Roadster/Coupe’s bumper styling, with a … CONTINUED

08/16/2011    4:43 PM
COMMENTS: 25

The 2012 BMW M6 has dropped some camouflage, revealing much of its front and rear bumper/diffuser styling for the first time. The front bumper appears to be a bit more aggressive than the F10 M5′s front bumper, with larger and more prominent ‘fins’ coming out/down from the bumper. The rear diffuser also features some aggressive styling, with prominent fins in the rear as well. The M6 coupe may also be featuring a carbon fiber roof, as the roof’s camouflage still remains.

The occasion unfortunately ended with a crash. Today marked the beginning of testing week at the Nurburgring and while most of the M6′s testing run was in the dry, the last 4 kilometers were in the wet. While negotiating the ‘Galgenkopf’ corner, the M6 coupe lost … CONTINUED

07/16/2011    5:00 PM
COMMENTS: 31

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 Dash with stitching – $1,500
Integral Active Steering – $1,750
Active Roll Stabilization – $2,000
Night Vision – $2,600
Full LED Lights with 20″ Wheels – $2,900
Bang & Olufsen sound system – $3,700

07/14/2011    8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 19

CAR magazine took the 2012 640i coupe out for their first drive experience of BMW’s newest 6-series coupe (the F13). The review was conducted by a self-described hardened BMW fan who we presume has plenty of BMW experience with which to compare the F13 against.

The reviewer falls in love with the drivetrain, but does he love the car overall? It sounds like the answer is “it depends.” Viewed properly as a GT car, the car has no better rivals in the luxury coupe segment. Where it may fall short is if the driver expects an edgy sportscar.

07/12/2011    3:35 PM
COMMENTS: 17

Based on recent spy photos of the upcoming M6 coupe and cribbing some details from the F10 M5, we’ve generated some renders of BMW’s upcoming range topping M coupe. Enjoy!

Be sure to follow our F12/F13 M6 coverage @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/m6/

07/11/2011    7:07 PM
COMMENTS: 79

We bring you more photos of the upcoming BMW 6 series Gran Coupe, which continues testing in Germany. Spotted for the first time here is a black mule (all previous prototypes were white). It continues to impress us with its extremely low slung and sleek stance and proportions.

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.

07/11/2011    11:15 AM
COMMENTS: 20

Surprisingly, despite the slew of M6 spy photos we’ve brought you since last year, not a single prototype has been in any color other than black. That’s no longer the case as this space gray F12 M6 convertible was just spied on the streets of Munich.

The camouflage level remains the same as recent M6 convertible mules, with the front and rear fascia still mostly masked, but, as we’ve discussed previously — the details on the rear bumper can be made out through the tape, and appears to follow the current M trademark design, which is similar to the rear bumper on the 1M and X3 M Sport. It is still not known if the centerpiece would be black as on the 1M or painted as on … CONTINUED

07/05/2011    12:41 PM
COMMENTS: 23

The 2012 BMW F13 M6 coupe has lost much of its camouflage, providing the most revealing look yet at the upcoming range topping M coupe. The F13 M6 coupe has now entered FEP (final evaulation phase). We think that the M6 may look wider than the regular 6-series coupe, perhaps to accomodate the super wide rear tires.

Compared to the regular F13 coupe, the rear bumper reflectors have been moved up to just under the rear tail lights for a sportier look. This particular F13 M6 coupe sports ceramic composite brakes, coupled with 6-pot fixed piston calipers.

The 2012 M6 coupe will share the same 560hp 4.4L Twin Scroll Twin Turbo V8 from the recently revealed F10 M5 (internally dubbed the S63Tu engine)

There’s no final word on debut … CONTINUED

07/04/2011    1:15 PM
COMMENTS: 16

Autoblog has posted its first drive review of the 2012 6-series coupe. Although the article is a bit difficult to follow, inside are some of its highlights.

Just considering sheer finish and accommodation for four real-sized adults, this new 2+2 BMW fairly well beats the Jaguar XK, Audi S5, and Mercedes E-Class Coupe – with or without a metal roof.

Granted, all the V8s we care to talk about here feel more like rumbling rebels of the road, but this inline powerplant from BMW is arguably the best civilian tune six in a premium passenger car. In this 6 Series, taking all things emotive and practical into account, the inline six is a better choice than the pretty good 4.4 biturbo V8.

We worked this 640i Coupe on the … CONTINUED