Spy Shots: BMW 6-Series Convertible

News I By John Beltz Snyder I November 15, 2009

These are the latest spy photos of the BMW 6-Series convertible in testing. Our sources now tell us that it will not get a retractable hard top, as we once thought. The 6-Series will be offered as a soft-top convertible, seen here, and as a coupe.

The new 6-Series will have a wider grille and headlights, and will share most engines with the 7-Series, except for the V-12. The M6 will go the same route as the M5, and drop the V-10 in favor of BMW’s twin-turbo V-8

Click through the gallery above to see the BMW 6-Series convertible, or scroll down for the photographer’s notes.

It’s been a while since we last noticed some prototypes of the new BMW 6 series. According to some insiders it was because they did not have the decision ready if the 6 series would just come as a convertible with an folding hardtop, or as both coupe and convertible with a conventional soft top. If you remember the first spyphotos they showed an ill fitting canvas roof on a supposedly folding hardtop. Now they back on track again and the testing of the 6 series has speeded up a little. It seems now like the decision has fallen for two versions, coupe and canvas soft top. We have checked inside and “knocked” on the roof and it’s really a soft top this time.

But, what really bothers us is that there have been no coupes sighted as prototypes yet. If not BMW has done a trick with us, and the supposedly folding hard top prototypes with that ill fitting canvas roof where actually just coupes?

The new design will be inspired by the CS-Concept car and the new 7-series, like the wider grilles and headlights. Other things that will be taken from the new 7-series are the engine options, except for the V12. The 6-series top model the M6, will instead of the V10 it has today have the twin-turbo V8 as known from the X5M and X6M. This engine will find its place in the new M5 as well and there might just be a chance that it will deliver some more power in the M5 and M6.

Tags:

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Minima, L1 blockchain, Powers The World’s First On-Chain Race Data Logger for McLaren GT4 Supercar at Spa

Minima has partnered with data acquisition platform Influx to provide integrated data capture for the world’s most prestigious race teams LONDON, June 12, 2024 – Minima, a…

June 12, 2024
Bridgestone Recognized as Top Global Supplier by General Motors

Bridgestone was named as one of General Motors’ top global suppliers of 2023, marking the company’s ninth consecutive and 22nd overall recognition for this award. Bridgestone…

May 23, 2024
Kia EV3 Delivers Elevated Electric SUV Experience for All With Innovative Technology And Advanced Design Beyond Its Class

Kia EV3 brings innovative technology of brand’s flagship EV9 SUV to set new standards in the compact EV SUV segment Bold, progressive exterior with innovative,…

May 23, 2024
Adamastor Introduces the FURIA, the First Portuguese Supercar

PORTO, Portugal, May 14, 2024 – The history of the Portuguese car industry is filled with good examples of the significance of Portuguese entrepreneurship, the desire to…

May 14, 2024
More Than Equal Launches Driver Development Programme With First Female Cohort

Talented young female drivers from Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Slovakia and the United Kingdom will join the inaugural cohort LONDON, MAY 14, 2024: More…

May 14, 2024

EMAIL SIGN UP

Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.