The new BMW coupe will be displayed at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show this April. Its exterior will be based on the Concept 6-Series Coupe that was shown at last year’s Paris Auto Show, which back then was described to have an appearance that’s nearly production-ready. The interior is unchanged, except for the fixed roof.
This vehicle, which has a sophisticated four-seater configuration, may look familiar to BMW fans, as it features the elegantly flat, free-standing Control Display of the iDrive operating system, offered as standard.
The engine lineup will be carried over from the Convertible. This means that the 650i Coupe should come with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that churns out 407hp and 443 pound-feet (601 Nm) of torque, while the 640i will offer 320hp and 332 pound-feet (450 Nm) of torque from a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit.
There had been speculations that a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 will deliver 550 hp in the M6. The 650i Coupe is expected to be priced lower than the $91,375 price tag of the 650i Convertible, while the 640i Coupe is expected to be priced even lower. The Coupe and the new Convertible are slated to start selling this spring.
Heads up for enthusiasts looking for sports cars that are not only elegant but are also luxurious and technologically updated: the third generation BMW 6-Series Coupe is arriving. It now boasts of an enticing design, sharper driving dynamics, optimal comfort and extra space.
The new BMW 6-Series Coupe is capable of providing top-class sporting ability while delivering touring comfort. It also offers 460-liter (16.24 cu. ft) of luggage space. Of course, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe features an array of advance driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features.
With all of these on hand, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe is able to cater to the highest and even broadest demands for driving pleasure in a large, premium 2+2-seater. BMW 6-Series Coupe’s sporting elegance is sourced nonetheless from its unmistakable design language – a sweeping bonnet, short front overhang and set-back passenger room.
In terms of dimensions, the new BMW 6-Series Coupe, at 4,894 mm in body length, is around 74 mm longer than predecessor. Its wheelbase, at 2,855 mm, is also 75 mm longer than its predecessor. It is also, at 1,894 mm, 39 mm wider than its predecessor, thanks to its increased track width that does not only allow for a more imposing stance but also enables the car to hold onto the road much better.
These elements should impress to onlookers the car's dynamic road presence and enjoyable driving ability. On the outside, the BMW 6-Series Coupe’s athletic character is openly indicated by appealing lines that run along the full length of its body as well as its curved surfaces – all inspired by natural movement of waves. Just like how water is parted by an object while flowing, the shaping lines of the BMW 6-Series Coupe’s parts from the BMW badge on the bonnet to both sides of the car’s body.