Spy pics reveal BMW's new 6-series coupe undisguised six months ahead of showroom debut
25 January 2011

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.

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