BMW stops production of the 6-Series Coupe in the United States

Article by Christian A., on May 11, 2017

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?

Source: Road&track.com

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Nissan is commencing sales of the 2019 Nissan Altima on October 3, 2018 in the United States. As expected, the Japanese carmaker has already divulged the details and specs of...
by - November 26, 2018
Sports utility vehicles are still in heavy demand. Ford knows this very well as the American carmaker has seen sales of its SUVs surge dramatically by 28 percent in the...
by - November 26, 2018
BMW’s European customers who are looking forward to have a new range extender version of the 2019 BMW i3 (BMW i3 REx) will have to bear a bad news from...
by - November 26, 2018
Imagining the future of automotive luxury more than three decades from now seems to be a daunting task. It would be hard for a typical person imagine such future without...
by - November 21, 2018
Can a Dacia Duster be compared with a Ford Mustang? It would be difficult to do so as these vehicles compete in different categories and segments, have different price points...
by - November 20, 2018