2010 Bmw 6-Series: first details revealed

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

According to the latest reports, our trusted sources revealed some details regarding the upcoming 2010 Bmw 6-Series. It appears that the next generation of the vehicle will be offered in three versions: coupe, cabrio and a sports GT.

Our sources confirm that the new vehicle will not show a radical new design because this will be more like an evolutionary approach instead of a completely radical new beginning. The big move will also be made at the cabrio version because the German manufacturer has finally decided to drop the soft top in order to install a new hard top like the one used on the 3-Series Cabrio.

Under the hood we will see the twin-turbo six cylinder and the V8, developing 326 hp and 407 hp respectively. The vehicle will also receive two diesel engines: the six-cylinder found on the current 635d but also the new Tri-Turbo six cylinder, capable to deliver around 354 hp and 700 Nm of torque, which will be used by the upcoming X5 Performance Diesel.

Also a hybrid model will be offered, dubbed for the moment as the 655i. These engines will be connected to the latest 8-speed transmission, but a 7-speed DCT will also be available.

The 2010 6-Series will get a new damping system which will offer 4 different sport settings, as well as the well-known 'Efficient Dynamics', using new features such as stop-stard and brake energy regeneration. The new M6 has also been confirmed but it will hit the showrooms much later.

A sporty and exclusive premium 2+2-seater, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe is longer, wider and lower (by 5 mm). Its low-set and powerful design is complemented by a new interpretation of the traditional BMW Coupe proportions as well as by lines and surfaces taking inspiration from wave movements. The new 6-Series Coupe also exudes gracefulness, as made possible by its flowing lines and harmonious curves, as complemented by a number classy and stunning design elements.

Up front, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe is marked by a large and forward-slanting BMW kidney grille boasting of a broad, flat design. The slats of the kidney grille are slightly angled towards the top to further emphasize the "shark nose" of the coupe. The contour lines of the bonnet converge in a V-shape as it moves towards the kidney grille, as continued by the contours of the headlights, kidney and wide air intake. LED units of the optional fog lamps as well as high-quality chrome details draw the eye to the coupe’s muscular wheel arches.

As standard, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe employs bi-xenon units for its hallmark BMW twin round headlights. An accentuating trim element cuts across the top of these headlights to deliver a look typical of BMW models. The 6-Series Coupe can be specified with optional Adaptive LED Headlights, which low and high beams feature LED light rings for the parking lights and daytime running lights.

These lighting headlights are overlapped at their top edge by a LED accent light and are leveled off at the lower edge. The low and high beams of the optional Adaptive LED Headlights are generated from the two light rings, as sourced from centrally positioned horizontal LED ribs. This allows the brand's hallmark twin round headlight appearance to be better expressed when the daytime running lights switched on and also when the headlights are activated in the dark.

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