bmw 6 series –

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Set to go on sale in March 2012, the new BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is going to cost 79,500 Euros in Germany for the base model, according to the BimmerToday website. This price tag is of course for the entry-level 640i Gran Coupe that comes with a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine that pumps 315 hp (320 PS / 235 kW). The versions equipped with 6-cylinder engines are about 4,800 Euros more expensive than the comparable 6-Series Coupe models.

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The 640d is priced at 83,000 Euros and it is motivated by a 3.0-liter diesel engine which generates 309 hp (313 PS / 230 kW). As for the 650i Gran Coupe which is powered by a V8 engine, this one will set you back at least 92,600 Euros. It has an 8-cylinder twin-turbo engine that features variable valve timing that increases the output of the engine by 50 PS for a grand total of 450 PS (443 hp / 330 kW). If you want to get the xDrive version, prepare to pay an additional 3,400 Euros.

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe will be arriving in the U.S. of A in June 2012 but only three of the versions will be available: the 640i, 650i and the 650i xDrive.


Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6-series gran coupe

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The German automaker BMW revealed at the end of last week the 6-Series Gran Coupe which has been developed in order to go head to head with the Mercedes-Benz CLS. The sleek sedan is 4.4 inches longer in comparison to the 6-Series Coupe and it adopts xenon headlights and 18-inch alloys.

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Inside the cabin we find Dakota leather, dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats. It has a 4+1 seating arrangement and the trunk offers 460 liters of storage room. Some of the options include GPS navigation, ceramic accents and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The car will be available with a choice of three engines. The 640i model uses an inline-six, turbocharged 3.0-liter unit that produces 315 hp (320 PS / 235 kW) and a peak torque of 332 lb.-ft (450 Nm). With this engine, the 6-Series Gran Coupe is able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

The 650i model has a beefier V8 4.4-liter power unit that churns 443 hp (450 PS / 330 kW) and 479 lb.-ft (650 Nm) of torque that enables the car to sprint to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, en route to a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

There’s also a diesel available, the 640d model that has a 3.0-liter unit that generates 309 hp (313 PS / 230 kW) and 465 lb.-ft (630 Nm) of torque. Even though it’s the least powerful engine of the three, it allows the car to hit 62 mph in a respectable 5.4 seconds, before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

All of the three engines are linked to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that sends the power to the rear wheels, while the 650i can be fitted with an optional AWD system.

2012 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe

Source: BMW via WCF

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6-series coupe, bmw 6-series gran coupe

BMW 6-Series Coupe by AC Schnitzer

The German tuner AC Schnitzer will bring to this year’s edition of the Essen Motor Show its latest project based on the gorgeous BMW 6-Series Coupe. Customers will be able to purchase an aerodynamic kit, a sports exhaust system and a chromed grille.

BMW 6-Series Coupe by AC Schnitzer

In addition, the car can be fitted with various rim styles that range from 19- to 21-inches. Inside the cabin, the car will feature a sport steering wheel, alloy pedals, an aluminum iDrive cover and velour floor mats.

BMW 6-Series Coupe by AC Schnitzer

The BMW 650i can be optimized in order to output 533 hp (540 PS / 397 kW) and a maximum torque of 553 lb.-ft (750 Nm), which is 131 hp (133 PS / 98 kW) and 111 lb.-ft (150 Nm) more than the standard version. With this extra oomph under its hood, the car is capable of doing the 0-62 mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds, en route to a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).

Source: AC Schnitzer via WCF

Post tags: Tags: ac-schnitzer, BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6-series coupe, Tuning

2012 BMW 6-Series M Sport

The German automaker BMW revealed last week the M Sport Package for the 2012 6-Series which will be available starting with this Saturday. They also announced that the 2012 BMW 6-Series M Sport price list for the UK market where the model is scheduled to go on sale towards the end of this week.

The new M Sport package will be available for all the 6-Series variants: 640i, 650i and the 640d, and will come with an extensive array of interior and exterior upgrades.

The 640i and 640d M Sport will ride on 18-inch alloys, while the more powerful BMW 650i M Sport will get a new set of 19-inch light alloy wheels. The new aerodynamic package includes new spoilers and side skirts. The front spoiler of the sexy coupe incorporates three big air intakes as well as LED fog lights, while the one in the back is available with a black strip that looks great.

Other than that, the car packs black brake calipers, a high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim and chromed exhaust pipes. Inside the cabin it comes with Alcantara headlining, Headup Display, Professional Multimedia Navigation system, sports seats with memory and electric adjustment, plus the rear Park Distance Control.

For safety, the M Sport Package for the 6-Series brings the Speed Limit Display, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Change Warning System, Parking assist, Surround view and BMW’s Night Vision with pedestrian recognition.

The base price for the 640i is 64,230 pounds; the 640d starts from 66,745 pounds, while the 650i is available from 71,840 pounds.

Source: BMW via ZerCustoms

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6-series m sport package

2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible

The BMW 650i was announced this summer and now it is available for order in the United States with the possibility of buying it with the company’s xDrive all-wheel drive system for both the Coupe and Convertible versions. If you add this to the options list, prepare to pay $3,000 more so your Coupe will set you back $86,000 while the Convertible will be $93,500.

The German automaker mentioned that the 650i xDrive Coupe will be able to do the 0-62 mph sprint in 4.7 seconds, which is 0.2 quicker than its RWD sibling. As for the 650i Convertible, it will need 4.8 seconds to achieve this, which is 0.1 seconds faster than the rear-wheel drive model.

For the first time since 1989, BMW will soon introduce a 6-cylinder engine for the United States market. The company will also roll out the U.S.-spec 640i Coupe and the 640i Convertible models that will be motivated by a high performance version of the firm’s N55 TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder 3.0-liter engine that develops 315 hp and has a peak torque of 330 lb.-ft. The cars will be able to hit 62 mph from start in 5.5 seconds.

Source: BMW via Carscoop

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series

2011 BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Hamann

The German tuners from Hamann decided to offer us a sneak preview of the upcoming tuning program for the gorgeous BMW 650i Cabriolet. As much as we like the standard version, this bodykit is just too much for the car, but in the end we all have different tastes and we’re certain that some of you will like how the car looks. This kit will include a front spoiler, rear apron, rear spoiler, side skirts and new LED daytime running lights.

2011 BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Hamann

Under the hood, the engineers plan on squeezing 503 hp (510 PS / 375 kW) from the engine, up from the standard 407 PS (300 kW). Aside from this power boost, Hamman promised to include its very own sport exhaust system that has quad stainless steel pipes.

2011 BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Hamann

They’ll also tune the suspension of the car, bringing it down by 30 mm  and they’ll throw in various wheel & tire combinations, up to a size of 22 inches.

2011 BMW 6-Series Cabrio by Hamann

Source: Hamann via WCF

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6-series cabrio, hamann, Tuning

2012 BMW 6-Series with M-Package

A couple of days ago, the German automaker BMW revealed the 6-Series Individual and the 6-Series M-Package. The first one comes with bespoke alloys and wood trim, premium leather upholstery and “exclusive paint finishes.”

2012 BMW 6-Series with M-Package

As far as the M-package is concerned, the 6-Series gets a new more aggressive bodykit that features updated fascias and side skirts, 19-inch rims, LED fog lights while inside the cabin there is an M steering wheel, leather & Alcantara sports seats and an updated trim.

2012 BMW 6-Series with M-Package

BMW also announced the introduction of an all-new 6-cylinder 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that produces 308 hp (313 PS / 230 kW) and has a peak torque of 464 lb.-ft (630 Nm), which is enough for a 0-62 mph sprint in 5.5 seconds. With this engine, which will be available starting with this fall, the 6-Series manages to average 5.4 – 5.4 liters / 100 km while CO2 emissions stand at 143 – 145 g/km.

2012 BMW 6-Series with M-Package

Also this fall, BMW will offer its xDrive all-wheel drive system for the 650i coupe and convertible models. These models come with a V8, 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine that generates 401 hp (407 PS / 300 kW) and 442 lb.-ft (600 Nm) of torque. The coupe needs 4.8 seconds to hit 62 mph from start while the convertible does it 0.1 seconds slower.

Source: BMW via WCF

Post tags: Tags: bmw 6 series, individual package, m-package

E64 BMW 6-Series Convertible by Lumma Design

The previous generation of the BMW 6-Series has been brought back to life by the guys over at Lumma Design courtesy of this new full aerodynamic bodykit that includes an M-style front bumper, new side skirts that are now more prominent, along with an updated rear bumper that features side openings, along with diffuser that incorporates quad tail pipes.

E64 BMW 6-Series Convertible by Lumma Design

As you can see, the car has been lowered and sits on a new set of 21-inch polished chrome rims, covered by high performance tires that measure 255/30 21 (front) and 295/25 21 (rear).

E64 BMW 6-Series Convertible by Lumma Design

Other modifications brought over the standard model include the white instrument dials that feature the company’s logo and a flattened bottom sports steering wheel wrapped around in carbon fiber and leather.

E64 BMW 6-Series Convertible by Lumma Design

Source: Lumma Design via Carscoop

Post tags: Tags: bmw 6 series, lumma-design, Tuning

It looks like we have a lot of news regarding movies today. After a little earlier we told you about the GT-R from The Fast and The Furious being illegally imported, now we have something else. According to our friends from BMW Blog, the next generation BMW 6 Series will be driven by Tom Cruise in the upcoming “Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol” movie, which is scheduled to be released in December 2011. With the new 6 Series debuting in the summer, it looks like the movie will be a perfect opportunity for BMW to get their new model promoted.

The crew is currently filming in Dubai and the UK and it seems that Tom Cruise got a private introduction to the new 6 Series at the BMW headquarters in Munich.


Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, movies

The first photo of the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible showed up on the internet, on online edition of Autobild. There are no details how the photo got to them or when it was taken, but another photo showed up afterwards, the original one it seems, and it shows a camera guy working around the car, so it was probably taking during a photo shooting of the car, somewhere near a lake or a sea.

The new 6 Series is scheduled to go on sale next summer or fall with pricing starting at 72,000 Euros (a little over $100,000), while a four-door version will compete the Audi A7 and the Mercedes CLS starting with early 2012.

Check out the original photo after the jump. (more…)

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, convertible

BMW is set to bring quite a lot of new models to the upcoming Paris Motor Show, including the new 2011 X3 crossover. The biggest suprise, however, was revealed yesterday, when the German company presented the new BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept.

Even though it is billed as a design study, you can expect the production version of the 2012 BMW 6 Series, set to be launched in fall of 2011, to look pretty much the same.

That’s not a bad thing though, as the concept takes the design of the well-received BMW Gran Coupe concept, and tones it down with a few cues from the 2011 5 Series. It will share the same platform with the new sedan, while the rear is one of the most aggressive ones we’ve seen so far.

The interior has also been overhauled, with the design playing a bigger role than before. The center console is, as usual, aimed towards the driver, while contrasting material blends the passenger dashboard with the armrest. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of leather types, as well as from different inserts ranging from aluminum to wood.

Expect the BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept in the flesh at the Paris show, while the production version will be revealed next year. The lineup is expected to include the regular coupe, a convertible, the high performance M6 and even a four-door coupe, in the vein of the Gran Coupe Concept. Until then, check it out in the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept


Post tags: Tags: 2012 bmw 6 series, BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw 6 series coupe concept, bmw gran coupe, Concepts, paris motor show

It seems that slow teasers that reveal parts of new cars are so 2009, as for the upcoming Paris Motor Show, BMW has taken viral marketing to a whole new level.

The German company recently launched a new website called DontBlogAboutThis, in which a special type of BMW 6 Series is showcased with stickers on it.

While the website only shows brief part of the car, there’s also a video showing the 6 Series in motion, but the distinct sound of an internal combustion engine is apparently absent. Also, as you can see below, it is equipped with special wheels as seen on hybrid or electric models.

Another photo was revealed afterwards, showcasing that we may be dealing with a very special type of BMW. While from the back it looks like a regular 6 Series, the front, as you can see above in a brightened version, appears to be that of the Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid show car.

Frankly, our guess is as good as yours. All will be revealed at the Paris Motor Show though. Hit the jump to see the two videos of this mysterious BMW in action.

Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw vision efficientdynamics, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid, paris motor show, teaser

The four-door coupe market is expanding by leaps and bounds these days, as not only were we treated with spy shots of the second generation Mercedes-Benz CLS, as well as with the first photos of the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback, but BMW is reported to have cleared the stunning Gran Coupe concept for production.

It seems that the gorgeous concept we saw in Beijing will be produced by the German company, and will be incorporated in the next generation 6 Series lineup. The rumored arrival date is 2012, putting it one year after the planned release of the next 6 Series.

Still, we’re pretty sure it will be worth the wait, as the Gran Coupe garnered a lot of rave reviews from both the media and the general public. Expect plenty of styling cues to make it to production, while an array of gasoline and diesel engines will no doubt be found under the bonnet. An ActiveHybrid version might also appear, further down the line.


Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw gran coupe, Concepts, four-door coupe, next generation

Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about BMW‘s hybrid and electric vehicle endeavors, with the Megacity project taking center stage.

This doesn’t mean the Bavarians are going off-track, as a batch of new rumors are speculating about some serious hardcore projects going on at the German company.

First off, remember the stunning Gran Coupe concept we saw during the Beijing Motor Show? It seems that it will become a reality in the future as the next 6 Series. According to Inside Line, the next 6er will arrive around 2012 and really target similar models from traditional rivals like Audi or Mercedes-Benz.

If internal combustion cars aren’t your thing, then relax, as BMW is also planning something special for the Megacity EV project. According to Autocar, the electric vehicle range will see the addition of a sportscar, in the vein of the EfficientDynamics concept we saw some time ago. Sadly, this is much further away, as the first EV is set to appear in 2013, and the sportscar after it.

Still, it seems BMW knows how to please its hardcore fans and we will see plenty of interesting models from the Bavarians in the future.


Post tags: Tags: BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw efficientdynamics, bmw gran coupe, bmw megacity, Electric Vehicles, megacity, sportscar

BMW’s 6 series has always been a special lineup, and produced the closest thing to a BMW supercar you could get, the M6. For the next generation though, things are going to change a lot. Not only through the complete restyle of the 6 lineup, but also in terms of the role the M6 will play.

According to new rumors, it seems that BMW will go all the way, and stay true to its promise of making a supercar based on the Vision EfficientDynamics concept it showcased in the last few months. How will it do that? The company will push the future M6 to its limits, and contend with the current go-to entry-level supercar, the Audi R8.

In order to do this, it will likely use the new twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine, set to make an appearance on the next generation M5, but also throw in many of the fuel saving technologies used on the Vision concept, as well as some of its style. As you all know, the current M6 is pretty awesome in terms of power, but many don’t want to be seen within a five-feet radius of it.

This special combo of performance, style and fuel efficiency will definitely give the boys in Ingolstadt something to think about. Hopefully we won’t be kept in the dark for too long about this project.


Post tags: Tags: audi-r8, BMW, bmw 6 series, bmw m6, bmw vision efficientdynamics, supercar