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.