Latest spy pictures of the new BMW 6-series coupe in action
14 April 2010

These are the latest spy pictures of BMW’s 6-series coupe, which is set to be launched next year.

The current 6-series has been on-sale since 2003 and is based on the previous-generation 5-series’ underpinnings; the new car’s platform will be instead based on the recently-launched BMW 5-series’. Engines will be shared with the current 7-series range, although it will not take the 760Li’s V12 unit.

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Unlike the current 6-series range, however, the next-generation 6-series isn’t expected to have a range-topping M6 variant. This is because the 6-series has evolved into a luxurious grand tourer rather than a sports coupe, typified by the fast yet frugal 635d launched in 2007.

The next 6-series range is instead set to be topped by an ‘is’ model, a badge recently introduced on the Z4 and 3-series models.

BMW has so far priced ‘is’ models, which are designed to sit between the standard range and M models, close to its M cars.

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This has been done with a view to increasing the price of its M cars to make them more exclusive and profitable. The ‘is’ badge is expected to be rolled out across BMW’s range.

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16 April 2010

I have always believed that BMW is always very very serious about safety.I really like the BMW 6 series car.It looks much cute and very attractive.This would be the car of choice if I want to play the traffic light drag race.This will pretty much win everything on the road.

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2 June 2010

A quick rendering of the new BMW 6 series, do you think there will be an M or not?

BMW 6 series rendering

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Our Verdict

BMW 6 Series coupé
The 6 Series shares its plaform with models as diverse as the 5 Series and Rolls-Royce Ghost

The BMW 6 Series is a superbly accomplished car, unless you’re a driving enthusiast

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