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.


Source: E90 Post

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  (780) posted on 11.25.2010

It looks like a big land yacht. The wheels are the only thing worth keeping on the 6 series.

  (518) posted on 11.15.2010

I am willing to bet it will mirror the 5 series’ engine choices, so there will be a 650i with a twin turbo v8 that’s similar to (but not) the engine in the M6

  (534) posted on 10.15.2010

Haha. I agree. And I thought BMW’s 2007 designs couldn’t get worse

  (570) posted on 10.15.2010

It’s very strange that someone (someones?) at TopSpeed simply refuse to believe or acknowledge that there will be a 650i, constantly suggesting instead that only the M version will get a V8. After all, they’ve been corrected multiple times now, and should have been able to verify the correct information independently, rather than repeating the same incorrect information over and over. Hell, the very thread on bimmer post that they got this story from lists the 650i which will absolutely get the same N63 V8 currently used in the 550i, 750i series, X5 50i and X6 50i.

  (544) posted on 10.13.2010

Yeah, it is looking good but that was to be expected....

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