Customers like us always want to have options. In fact, the more options, the better. BMW offers a range of vehicles that can provide for everybody’s needs, from sedans, coupes, hatchbacks to convertibles. Although this is a good thing (providing more choices), there is also a downside to this. By having many options, some of your models may do really well while the others may not - especially the ones in between.
Just last month, reports say that the 4 Series Gran Coupe sedan is one of the company’s bestselling cars. Same with the 6 Series, the Gran Coupe makes up over 50 percent of BMW’s total sales, while the Cabrio comes second and the Coupe seems to be the last one that sells. So believe it or not, BMW just put a stop on the production of their 6 Series Coupe. And did you know that they have already stopped production back in February, except the information was not disclosed until now.
According to Road and Track, a BMW spokesperson confirmed that production has ended for the coupe. However, if anyone is interested in this model, it is still available to order in some markets, but not in the United States.
We are yet uncertain whether the company has plans on replacing the coupe with something new, or a direct successor. But there have been rumours that the 6 Series coupe, and even the convertible, may be replaced with a new 8 Series flagship two-door. But that will remain as just a rumour until the Bavarian company confirms that, and as of today, BMW has not mentioned anything regarding the revival of the 8 Series. But spy shots have already seen a couple of prototypes of a coupe and a convertible testing the cold weather, so this might be what we are waiting for. What can happen though is for BMW to release the next generation 5 Series GT and be introduced as the new 6 Series GT.
If you go to BMW’s official U.S. site, you will find that the 6 Series Coupe is no longer available. So the current lineup right now would be: the Gran Coupe four-door sedan, the Convertible, and the Alpina B6. Though BMW Germany still has the complete range including the 6 Series Coupe and M6 Coupe. So you know where to look if you’ve been wanting a coupe.
Do you guys think BMW made the right decision to halt the production of the 6 Series Coupe? What do you think the company has planned in the near future? Will it have a successor, or will it be replaced by something completely new?