Spy pics reveal BMW's new 6-series coupe undisguised six months ahead of showroom debut

BMW's new 6-series coupe has been spied completely undisguised in testing, six months ahead of its appearance in UK showrooms.

Like its cabriolet sibling, the new 6-series coupe carries fresh new styling first revealed on the four-door BMW GranCoupé back in April, plus increased exterior dimensions and a roomier four-seat interior.

See the spy pics of the new BMW 6-series coupe

Inside, there’s a more driver-orientated dashboard and centre console than in the old model, and greater leg, head and shoulder room.

The new 6-series coupe will be launched with the choice of two direct-injection petrol engines in combination with a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Read Autocar's first drive of the new BMW 6-series cabrio

The base model, the 640i, gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six with 320bhp and 332lb ft of torque. It is claimed to hit 62mph in 5.7sec and a maximum of 155mph, while returning 35mpg and CO2 emissions of 185g/km.

Topping the initial line-up will be the 650i. It runs a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 with 407bhp and 443lb ft, enough for 0-62mph in 5.0sec, but delivers 26mpg and 249g/km. A 320bhp turbodiesel engine will also be launched in the coupe, while the M6 will be powered by a 550bhp twin-turbo V8.

See all the latest BMW reviews, news and video

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka
  •  Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    Maserati releases another range of updates for its range best seller, the Ghibli. We've driven the diesel version, but there's little improvement on before
  • Tipo Front
    First Drive
    21 September 2016
    New Fiat Tipo offers impressive space and practicality for a reasonable price. We try the 1.6 diesel on the demanding roads of North Wales
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150
    First Drive
    20 September 2016
    The Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 makes perfect sense: it's spacious, tidy to drive for an SUV and cheap to run