As it was to be expected, the new BMW 6-series looks almost exactly as the concept demonstrated earlier this year. Both coupe and convertible are based on the 5- and 7-series models, sharing the engines and suspensions. But the 6-series has a different, driver-oriented interior, lower roof and is supposed to provide sportier manners.
The new 6-series is also a big car, longer and wider than the previous version. With length of 4,9 meters, it's actually longer than the previous 5-series, both sedan and wagon.
The 6-series convertible continues to wear a soft top, which is power-folded in 19 seconds and unfolded in 24. It might be not as universal as a hard roof found in 3-series and Mercedes SL/SLK, but is more compact, allows to cover 2 rows of seats and can operate at speed up to 40 km/h.
Obviously the new BMW also provides all possible comforts for its passengers, starting from 26-cm center screen, 4 cameras for surround view while parking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot detection, active cruise control, night vision, new 3D head-up display and many more. Keep in mind, though, that a well-equipped German car often costs about 50% more than its base version.
The car will arrive in the spring of 2011, with base price of about €94 000.