BMW has revealed the upcoming 2012 BMW 6-Series convertible at the LA Auto Show. Although the car was not there in the flesh, images and details of the new car were freely circulated at the show.
Last month a spy image of what appeared to be the new car being used in a photoshoot was captured. The images above and below seem to be those exact images of the photoshoot spied.
Now that we have a closer look, we can see the bodywork of the new car features an all-new shape. The new front guards include a large kink that blends into the door. It also gets an M6-style gill and light arrangement.
From the rear we can see there’s no more ‘Bangle bump’ buldging out from the boot lid. There is a slight wedge but it’s nothing compared to the existing model BMW 6-Series. The bodywork also incorporates a number of extra angles, including a pumped rear guard taking up the entire length of the panel, and double-curved doors and rear bumper.
Underneath the skin of the new model is a range of new engines and a brand new interior and new fabric roof mechanism. The new roof will drop at the touch of a button in just 19 seconds and fold back in place in 24 seconds. Both of these operations can be undertaken at speeds of up to 40km/h. BMW says boot space is comprised with the roof down, but only by 50 litres – 300 litres with roof down, 350L with roof up.
The interior is the same as the coupe we saw a couple of months ago. With a huge LCD centre display unit, the new car echoes luxury and modern technology.
The variant pictured is the BMW 650i convertible, which uses BMW’s new 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 offering 298kW of power and 610Nm of torque. This new engine helps the car achieve the 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
BMW says the 2012 BMW 6-Series convertible will go on sale during the second half of 2011 in the US.