Spy shots:Next Generation BMW 6 Series Prototype  

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BMW’s next-generation 6-series Coupe and its Cabrio variant aren’t due to arrive until late 2010 at the earliest as the current model was only given its mid-cycle facelift a little over a year ago. However, prototypes of the new model are already testing in Germany and have now been captured by spy photographers for the first time.

The ‘Bangle Butt’ bootlid remains but isn’t as distinct as the lid on the current car. The conventional folding soft top roof appears to have remained, however there are claims that the roof seen here on the prototype could be a ruse to hide a new folding hard-top underneath. The material’s ill-fitting form and mysterious bumps suggest that the next-gen 6-series will in fact sport a folding hard-top. There are also rumors the car will be offered with two different versions, a more luxurious GT and an aggressive sports model.

Inside, the cars will still feature plenty of luxury appointments as well as a new eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shifters. The current engine lineup is expected to carry over relatively unchanged, however the range topping M6 could get a new twin-turbo V10 engine and dual-clutch transmission.

The current model has proven to be a sales success, with numbers averaging just on 20,000 units per year. BMW doesn't want to risk hurting sales of the next-generation model so for the new car designers will be dialing down the controversial styling. The spy shots reveal a much sleeker look and a wider stance. The wheelbase will also be slightly longer than the current car, but overhangs, both front and back, will be shorter. More Photos

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  • 20/7/10 23:33  

    The spy shot images are looking good specially with the colors. I would like to buy a BMW car very soon. Well i must say you have done a great job by posting a this informative blog.