by Matt Brogan

Here are the most revealing spy photos yet of the new BMW 6 Series cabriolet. For the first time we see the front kidney grill outlines and shape of the new headlights. This prototype also has the real taillights fitted.

It seems the new 6 Series will be available in two versions, a hardtop coupe (not yet spied) and a canvas soft top (cabriolet, as pictured). Our spy photographers said they have checked inside and “knocked” on the roof and it’s really a soft top this time.

The new 6 Series will be inspired by the CS-Concept car and the new 5 Series featuring many of the same design cues, such as the wider grille and larger headlights. Engine options may also carry over from the new 5 Series.

It is also rumoured that the new M6 will feature the twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the current X5 M and X6 M, replacing the existing V10 unit.

  • Shak

    So the final nail in the legendary V10. Sound the Funeral bells.

    • john

      World International Engine of the Year twice in a row. Performance Engine of the Year over 4L capacity 4 years in a row. Quite an engine this 5L V10 masterpiece. It is going to be badly missed IMO. Yes the new twin turbo 4.4L V8 has more power and substantial torque but the pulling power and N/A sound of this V10 charging through the gears makes it one of the greats IMO!

      • nucnik

        Such a shame they’re dropping the V10. Sure, the new engine will surely be more powerful and efficient, but at the end of the day it’s just another V8. The old 5-litre V10 was what made the M6 and M5 borderline supercars.

  • Bent 8 Brigade

    I drove two of these at work the other day.
    The convertible I found ghastly to drive, with yukky feeling controls and odd steering. The second one was an 6 series M coupe – this was really nice, smooth, powerful and felt like a whole different car to the soft top.