2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe – As Sexy As Coupes Can Get
BMW has decided to be generous with car fans and revealed its very sexy 2012 6-Series Coupe in Munich, ahead of the car’s official debut at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show. Talking with the guys over at Autoblog, the company’s head designer Karim Habib says that he drew most of his inspiration from the 3.0 CS, a model produced in the late 60s / early 70s, especially in the elongated wheelbase, the very long bonnet and the upright, sharknose grille. In the front, the car features full LED headlamps, along with triple-element foglamps, as well as lower and wider kindey grilles – an awesome look I’d have to say.
Under that endless hood you’ll find a twin-turbocharged V8 4.4-liter that delivers 400 hp and 450 lb.-ft of torque, just like the convertible version. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that sends the power to the wheels in the back, allowing the coupe to do the 0-60 mph sprint in only 4.8 seconds, on its way to a limited top speed of 155 mph.
According to the company’s official, the reason why the cabrio version was launched before this coupe is because 60% of all 6-Series sold in the United States are convertibles, which makes the 6er’s biggest market. Although we don’t know the weight of the coupe, BMW confirmed a while back that it is lighter than the convertible which has a curb weight of 4,500 pounds.
The starting price for the 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe will be about $90,000 and it will hit the dealerships this fall.
Source: BMW via Autoblog
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