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2011 BMW 6 Series
Due to launch in 2011, the 6 Series family will continue to offer its well known variants: Coupe, Cabrio and M6. Several rumors around the brand mention the posibility of a fourth model to join the 6 Series, a four-dour coupe model that could carry the GT name.

With just a few months before the official unveiling, automotive journalists continue to innovate in the rendering space. This latest computer generated image gives us avantgarde look of the new 6er. While not extremely obvious, some CS Concept design elements can be seen in the rendering below.

According to previous reports and inside sources, the next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. The current 6 Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, is rumored to be a “super sleek” vehicle.


Hopefully, the rear end styling of the current car isn't carried over. I hate that whale ass.
 

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Next BMW 'M6' to rival Audi R8
BMW’s flagship M6 performance car is unlikely to be replaced when the next 6-series arrives.

Instead, its position at the top of the range is likely to be filled by a V8 sports car drawing cues from BMW’s Vision Efficient Dynamics concept.

The 6-series has gradually evolved into a grand tourer since its 2004 introduction rather than an out and out sports car; this has led to the M6, a car aimed primarily at US buyers, sitting awkwardly within the range. So a replacement isn’t likely to appear in next year’s new 6-series line-up.

The M3 coupe-size Vision ED offers M3 performance with Toyota Prius levels of economy and CO2 emissions. A prototype ED will be running by the summer; it’s intended to be a hi-tech sports car that showcases all of BMW’s eco-tech in the packaging of a performance car.

The Vision ED concept uses an advanced diesel-electric hybrid system producing a total of 356bhp and 590lb ft. Its turbocharged three-cylinder engine could make it into the next 1 and 3-series models. But the production version of the Vision ED may get the next-gen M5’s twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8.

Using this engine will ensure the firm still offers a car with M6 levels of power and performance, but the inclusion of much of Vision ED’s eco-tech, as well as that car’s more daring styling, would allow the car to be marketed as a standalone model.

BMW R&D chief Klaus Draeger has said a future BMW supercar has to “be intelligent and dramatic-looking, something like the ED concept”.

The car would give the firm the direct rival to the Audi R8 and Porsche 911 ranges, and would also allow BMW to compete with AMG’s forthcoming baby SLS model.
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Spied! Next-Gen BMW 6 Series
Caught on a trailer headed for some testing, the long-hidden 6 Series coupe, we get our first look at the new roofline, which is a bit longer and lower than the current car. Thicker B-pillars give way to larger rear side windows, and we assume the trademark Hofmeister Kink is hiding somewhere under the swirly camouflage. The most eagle-eyed amongst you may note some creases in the hard top, but our spy photographers assure us that this is not a folding hardtop but a real fixed-roof coupe.

Just below the window line we can make out the bulge of a bone line running front to rear, where the biggest changes are. Up front, the 6 gets new headlights and a larger, more upright grille. The twin kidneys, another hallmark of BMW design, aren't visible on this car, but we're sure they'll be there when the camo comes off. Out back, the rear end is also pulled up a bit more with a more upright valance with new LED tail lights. Influence from the BMW CS Concept can be found all over the car.

According to our sources, the new 6 Series will pull its engines from the 7 Series' parts bin, including its diesel options in Europe. Conflicting rumors question the continuation of the M6, but a sport model is believed to be in the works regardless. No matter what they call it, the V-10 engine of the current M6 is likely dead, as the M5 is also believed to be phasing it out. BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 is the natural replacement, but it hasn't been confirmed in either car yet.

Regardless of final engine choices, we hear that the 6 Series is getting a new variant, another continuation of BMW's new Gran Turismo hatchback body style. Believed to come as a four-door hatch, the 6 Series GT would go head-to-head with Audi's coming A7 and slot above the current 5 Series GT.


 

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I like the current M6 a lot! I agree about the rear end, looks too fat.
 

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Renderings: 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe & Cabriolet
The talented artist Theophilus Chin and Paul Tan give us some latest renderings of the 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe and Cabrio models. Inspired from BMW Gran Coupe Concept unveiled at Beijing Motor Show, the renderings illustrate some of the characteristics of the next generation 6 Series: super sleek and sporty .

These new rendering shows BMW’s likely application of crisp new lines across the hood, along with a matching crease down the side profile, the same convex/concave surfaces we have seen on the recent models.

The corona ring headlights become a characteristic of new BMWs and as expected, they made their way into the new 6 Series as well. As also rendered by the artist, the taillights continue to sport an L-shape and LEDs.
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it needs to be more distinct like the current generation. Those renderings look like all their other cars - like, identical. Like a bloated 3 series coupe.

You see one of the current 6s and you always do a double take - it is so long and low and sleek.
 

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2012 BMW 6-series Rendered
BMW’s next big coupe will correct the sins of the past—and get more power.

Stylistically, the next 6 will be less bulky than the current model, which—back in 2003—was the second Bangle-fied blow absorbed by BMW loyalists after the portly 2001 7-series. With LED running lights and BMW’s characteristic air intakes below the headlights, the next 6 will launch with styling elements that undoubtedly will prove less controversial than the outgoing model's protruding posterior. It will look leaner, tighter, and more aggressive than the current model.

Power initially will come from BMW’s 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and 400-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. Europe will get a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel likely rated around 320 hp, but we doubt it will be offered in the U.S. We will, however, get another M6, which—like the next M5—will be powered by a high-output version of the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 rated as high as 580 hp. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a manual-transmission option. The current-generation V-10 M5 and M6 were launched with the automated SMG transmission only, but U.S. customers forced BMW to hastily add a six-speed manual—a lesson unlikely to be forgotten soon. If this engine portfolio sounds awfully similar to that of the 5-series, that's because under the skin—as has been the case since the 6-series debuted in the late ’70s—the 5 is the 6's closest sibling, even though the coupe poses as a sportier, slightly downsized 7-series.
 
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