The BMW 6-Series began its life back in 1976 with the E24 6 Series and saw its second generation unfold in 2003 with the E63/E64 6 Series. This generation 6-Series was powered by a 3.0L inline-six engine (petrol and diesel), a 4.8L V8, and a 5.0L V10 BMW M6 engine. These engines were mated to a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic, and a seven-speed SMGIII. The third generation of the 6-Series is nearing with the first model appearing as the 650i Convertible. The vehicle will be powered by two gas engines: a 6 cylinder twin turbo engine producing 320hp at 5800rpm and a V8 twin turbo engine producing 407hp at 5500 rpm.
With the new generation 6-Series , BMW will start offering the famous Individual range for this unique convertible. It will be available starting the autumn of 2011 with unique options for paintwork, alloy rims and interior fittings.
The Individual range only includes optimizations made to the car’s exterior and interior. Everything else remains untouched. Meaning that customers will enjoy the performance of the same 4,4 liter V8 engine, but in a better looking car.
As an exterior option, the 650i Individual Convertible can be ordered in an exclusive Tansanite Blue metallic, which is available for the first time, bit also colors like Brilliant White metallic and Agate Brown metallic. No matter what color you will choose, all the paint will be applied in up to seven layers offering this way fascinating iridescent effects, an extraordinary brilliance and exceptional depth.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 BMW 650i Individual Convertible.
While the BMW Concept 6-Series Coupe was wowing the audience at the LA Auto Show, the Bavarian automaker snuck out of the back door and released the official details on the new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible .
Scheduled to go on sale in the Spring of 2011 as a 2012 model for the United States, the 650i Convertible was introduced in a rather low-key kind of way, un-BMW –like if we do say so ourselves.
At first glance, the 650i Convertible looks to have taken in the look of the Concept 6-Series Coupe, not surprising if you know that the completely redesigned fascia of the vehicle runs on the entire family tree of the 6-Series. And while they do share some similarities, particularly in the overall design and make-up of the cars, the two vehicles do have their own differences, with the most glaring and obvious of which is that the 650i Convertible has a soft roof top, compared to the hard-top 6-Series Coupe.
There’s more to be learned about the 650i Convertible that BMW has yet to tell us. But we’re optimistic that given the short turnaround between introduction and release in the spring of 2011, we’re confident that BMW will give us all the necessary information we need of the 650i Convertible soon enough.
Update 01/10/2011: BMW has announced pricing for the 650i Convertible at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The convertible will go on sale at a price of $91,375.
Update 04/04/2011: BMW Australia has announced today prices for the new 6-Series Convertible that will go on sale on 29 May. Pricing starts at $194,300 (or about $201,000 US at the current exchange rates) for the 640i six-cylinder in-line TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and $248,300 ($257,000 US) for the 650i V8 TwinPower Turbo petrol engine.
A few days ago we brought you a very cool Rolls Royce Ghost customized by Platinum Motorsport. And since we were very impressed with that tuning package, we decided to offer you details about another tuning package from that same firm. This time, the guys over at Platinum Motorsport have had a go with the BMW 650i Convertible , and the results were equally impressive.
Platinum Motorsports started off the BMW job with the same matte black exterior finish as found on their modified Ghost. They also went ahead and used a set of wheels from the same brand, but this time the 22" wheels were the Agetro W150 and came in a two-tone finish: black with a red outer circle. This is where the Rolls Royce left off, but the BMW surged on. In addition to the paint job and the new wheels, Platinum Motorsports decided to include an AC Schnitzer Aerokit.
The kit for AC Schnitzer includes a pretty impressive front spoiler, side skirts, a rear bumper, and a rear spoiler. And, if you take a look at the car’s rear, you will also notice a pretty impressive exhaust system.
We can’t say we’ve seen a ton of kits from Platinum Motorsport, but we can say that these two have left their mark with their beautiful simplicity. Now all we have to do is wait and see what else is in store for us from these American tuners.
To the person who decided to turn a Porsche Boxster S into a replica Lamborghini Murcielago , this guy will see your work and raise you a BMW 6-Series Coupe that has been turned into a Bugatti Veyron .
While we can’t begin to comprehend the rationale of turning an original 6-Series Coupe into a fake Veyron, some owners – like this one, apparently – think that re-upping your car into something that looks like one of the most expensive exotics on the planet is a way to grab some serious attention. Not that we’d dispute that, we just find it a little absurd considering that a 6-Series Coupe is a perfectly cool car to have under any circumstances.
Having said that, we think that it’s a pretty good take on the Veyron, one that should fool a lot of people especially if they don’t notice the minor detail of this car’s hood being a little longer and less rounded than the Bugatti original.
The new 6 Convertible features the shorter overhangs and wider fender flares than the current model, with dimensions that slot it nicely between the new 5 Series and the 7 Series . The corona ring headlights seen in the new 6-Series Coupe are also retained for the Convertible. The taillights are smaller than the outgoing version and feature the L-shaped LEDs. Although first reports were claiming a hardtop 6 Series Cabrio, all the latest information we received thus far point towards a conventional soft top.
The new BMW 6 Series will feature a combination of diesel and petrol offerings. The top of the range diesel model will be the 640d, powered by the N57 turbocharged straight-6 common rail diesel engine outputting 306 horsepower. The 650i will be the highest offering powered by the 4.4 liter V8 Twin-turbo engine found in the other 50i models – until the new M6 of course. The first U.S. 2011 6 Series model will debut in March of next year in the form of BMW 650i Convertible.
UPDATE 11/05/2010: We finally have an official launch date for the next generationBMW 6-Series : March 26, 2011. BMW UK has placed an invitation on their official web page for those who are interested in being the first to hear about the future convertible.
Since being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year, the 2011 BMW 6-Series has been getting its fair share of face time in the news lately.
The latest rumor involving the all-new 6-Series has it that the car is going to make an appearance in Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol. We’re not sure we’re digging the title of the fourth installment of the MI franchise, but that’s not really important right now.
What should be noted is that the 6-Series will be there as Ethan Hunt’s ride-of-choice in his latest daredevil mission. Filming for the movie is already underway in parts of Dubai and the UK where there will be a number of car chase scenes involving the new 6-Series, along with other BMW models.
And if you want to add more wood to this fire, there’s also a rumor coming out that a certain celebrity was invited to a recent preview of the 6-Series Convertible in Munich, Germany. Yep, no other than Mr. Ethan Hunt himself, Tom Cruise.
Very interesting, indeed.
Now that BMW has pulled together to bring out a new generation 6-Series , CLP has unveiled a new body kit for the BMW 6-Series E63 and E64. This might be the perfect way to say good bye to the old, but successful, model.
The body kit includes a wide front bumper, two front wings, two rear fender flares, left and right side skirts, a rear apron, and a tailgate spoiler merged with the trunk lid. The whole body kit is finished by CLP installed exclusive 3-part alloy wheels with stainless steel trim rings in size of 9.5 x22 inches and 11.5 x 22 inches.
Next to the body kit, CLP is also offering an electronic performance enhancement option that updates the engine’s power to 379 hp and 490 Nm of torque. For those willing to pay a few extra bucks, there is also a CLP muffler with four tailpipes made completely of stainless steel.
Press release after the jump.
There seems to be a growing debate on whether this photo of what looks to be the new 2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible is a spyshot of the car or just a creative rendering by someone looking to build a fire off of sheet metal.
The photo, which was first published in Autobild, does resemble what looks to be the new droptop 6-Series convertible. The only question is whether this image is a spyshot or simply an ingenious use of Photoshop.
Well, we did some snooping around and found out that the answer is actually both: the photo was digitally redone, but the car looks to be the real deal.
So how did this happen?
The photo was taken as part of a photo shoot for the car, possibly for a future catalog that the drop-top 6-Series will be included in. Now, if you look at another photo – a grainier one at that – you’ll notice a man bent over at the side of the car trying to fix something. We figure that this photo is the spy shot while the cleaner – and brighter – photo looks to have been a Photoshopped version of the original to make it look a little spankier.
So, there you have it. Feast your eyes on the confirmation of a 2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible. We actually kind of like the rendering done a couple of days ago better, but that’s neither here nor there.
After months of speculation, and a sales date scheduled for sometime next year, theBMW 6-Series Concept was finally revealed at the 2010 Paris Auto Show . And already it has taken a backseat to even bigger ideas set forth by the creative minds of the world. What’s the use of soaking in all of the concept details without predicting what the next step will be for the German auto brand?
Thanks to one artistic mind, we have a rendering of what could be the BMW 6-Series Roadster, that is, if BMW decides to take the concept to the next level. In this rendering, we have the same stretched bonnet, short front overhang, and the deep set passenger compartment as found in the concept that has been on everyone’s mind for the past few weeks.
Could this be BMW’s next move? It’s quite possible, although they are said to already have a roadster in the works by way of the 2005 California Spyder Concept presented in Los Angeles in 2005. Either way, we are not too sure if either one of these roadsters will be what BMW needs. Each variation has an extreme style that may not suit the BMW-lovers of the world. You know the fans that like the conservative, never-changing designs that BMW has been spoon-feeding us for so many years.