2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe set for Shanghai debut

2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe set for Shanghai debut

BMW’s new 6-Series coupe is preparing for it’s grand reveal at the upcoming 2011 Shanghai Auto Show this April. Earlier this year BMW used the recent Detroit Auto Show to unveil the new 6-Series Convertible so it makes sense that the automaker will go to China, one of its most lucrative markets, for the debut of the 6-Series Coupe.

It’s no secret what the latest BMW two-door would look like thanks to the unveiling of the 6-Series Coupe in concept form at last year’s Paris Auto Show. When the concept was revealed it was a show car that looked almost production ready. Following from that was the reveal of the 6-Series Convertible, which is simply the Coupe with its roof chopped.

The first variants to be released are expected to be the 640i and the 650i. In terms of power the 650i Coupe should come with a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 packing 407 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, while the 640i will receive 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque from a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder.

There are also reports coming in that BMW is working on a sedan version of the 6-Series. This sporty four-door would use the same swooping lines as it’s two-door stablemate and be a direct competitor for the popular Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Both the 6-Series Coupe and the new Convertible are scheduled to go on sale later this year.

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