BMW’s next generation 6-Series will be probably introduced at 2011 Geneva Auto Show. New 6-Series may feature folding metal hard-top, making it both a coupe and a convertible. BMW’s U.S. chief Jim O’Donnell has boasted that “the next 6-series is the best-looking car that BMW has done in years. It’s really stunning.” said Jim at 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.
According to Mr. O’Donnell, the next next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. He agrees that the current 6-Series is very polarizing due to the “Bangle butt” it carries, but the redesigned 6er, will be a “super sleek” vehicle.
The twin-turbo 6-cylinder will power one of the entry levels 6er with its 326 horsepower, while the V8 twin-turbo 407 horsepower engine found in the new 7 Series will be found in the higher-end models. The engines will be offered with a choice of two transmissions, a 8 speed automatic and a 7-speed DCT.