All of those German cars are pretty great to drive, ride in, and look at, so we knew going into our time with the all-new BMW 640i Gran Coupe that the bar set was a high one indeed. Of course, knowing the track record of BMW, it’s no real surprise that the Gran Coupe lived up to the standard set by Mercedes, et al. in terms of ride quality and overall on-road poise.
With our first drive of the 2013 BMW M6 on its way, we figured now would be a good time to recap a bit of the history of BMW’s biggest and baddest (sorry 8-Series) GT car.
Cabo San Lucas is a wonderful, if slightly complex place to visit and to drive cars. Baja Mexico’s most famous resort town sparkles on the beach next to the Sea of Cortez, offering rest and relaxation to deep-pocketed luxury seekers the world over. It’s the kind of a place that real, honest-to-God 650i convertible owners might opt to vacation in, though they probably wouldn’t think to drive there. Test.
BMW has officially taken the wraps off of the redesigned 6-Series. While we saw the droptop 6er at last November’s LA Auto Show, this is our first official look at the heavily restyled hardtop. The sole engine choice in the 650i is the beefy 4.4-liter biturbocharged V-8 that is found in the 550i, 750i, and xDrive50i versions of the X5 and X6.
BMW has taken the wraps off of its Concept 6-Series Coupe a few weeks before the Paris Motor Show. This may be labeled as “Concept” but it is really a concept car in name only. With the exception of a few details that have been gussied up for auto show duty, word is that this coupe is essentially our first look at the new 6-Series, which will likely debut as a 2012 model.
In case you were tiring of the piles of BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible spy shots we’ve been giving you over the past months, here’s a little something to freshen your palate. Today, our spy shooter caught the new M6 lurking outside the Nürburgring.
Today, our spy photographer sent over these shots of the BMW 6-Series convertible, wearing mostly red paint, and a little bit of camo.
Apparently the weather was nice in Munich, because we have fresh spy shots of the next BMW 6-Series with the top down. The swirly BMW camouflage does a good job, as usual, of obscuring the majority of the new 6er’s body details, but a few things can be observed from our photos.
Again, our spy photographer has caught the BMW 6-Series convertible, and this time, he manages to get a few shots of the interior.
These are the newest spy photos of the upcoming BMW 6-Series. We’ve already seen the convertible, and this one almost looks like it has a folding hard top, but the shooter assures us that this is indeed the coupe.
Last time we spotted the BMW 6-Series convertible, it wasn’t sporting the same head- and taillights. Now, here it is in winter testing, and we can get a better look at some of the features BMW either hid, or didn’t have on the last prototype.