BMW will preview the new generation of 6-Series Coupe at the upcoming Paris Motor Show with this, the BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept. It is obviously based on the BMW Gran Coupe concept, but while that four-door coupe seems alright from every angle, this coupe version does not! The front-end, at least in these pictures, looks a bit dumb. It seems BMW has put the old 6er and the Gran Coupe in a blender, and this is the result.
Of course it has all the characteristics of an elegant coupe including stretched bonnet, the short front overhang, a passenger compartment set well to the rear, and a low silhouette incorporating a dynamically flowing roofline. And indeed it has corrected some of the old car’s design flaws like the stupid trunk lid, but unfortunately it has developed new problems!
The interior is still typical BMW, which some people say is rather boring. Well, maybe, but it is perfect in terms of ergonomics and quality. If you ever set foot in any new BMW, you immediately realize everything is where you expect it to be. This car features a huge 10.2-inch iDrive Control Display in the centre of the instrument panel.
The concept model is also equipped with the Head-Up Display system that offers world-beating functionality and display quality. For maximum listening quality, the hi-fi system was designed specially for the BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept using high-quality components from Danish audio systems specialists Bang & Olufsen.
Even though it’s called a concept, the production 6-series will be more or less the same. And if we’re honest we have to say we were expecting it to be much better than this designwise. Anyhow, let’s wait for the M6, that might look a bit better!
BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept: the future of sporty and exclusive driving enjoyment.
As the latest interpretation of quintessential BMW brand values and as a logical development of the company’s hallmark design language, the BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept takes a look into the future of sporty and exclusive motoring. In this concept model, the history and future of BMW coupés meet and intersect. Their superior dynamism – whether on the road or on the race track – and their stylish elegance mean that BMW coupés both of yesteryear and of today have a potent ability to arouse desires and inspire fantasies. The BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept is very much in this traditional mould, and from the very first glance promises an exceptional driving experience. Its high-quality design, with its expressive and harmonious proportions and precisely sculpted surfaces, immediately evokes athleticism and assurance. At the same time, the flowing lines are an authentic expression of stylish elegance that extends to every part of the vehicle.
The interior, too, promises an exceptional driving experience. The innovative styling, with the emphasis on fluent lines, along with the high-grade materials and the meticulous craftsmanship and build quality, give the occupants of this 2+2-seater a sense of safety and security, while at the same time imbuing the ambience with a luxurious and avant-garde touch.
In addition, the BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept features the technical highlights one would expect of a car of this exclusive status and high-quality engineering for which the world’s most successful premium car manufacturer is noted. All-LED headlights with Adaptive Headlight technology are further proof of the pioneering character of this concept model, along with the Head-Up Display and the unique Bang & Olufsen high-end surround sound system. The BMW 6-Series Coupé Concept sets new standards in dynamism, elegance, design and engineering, seamlessly building on the traditional qualities of BMW coupés of the past, while at the same time offering an innovative interpretation of the enduring fascination of legendary dream cars of yesteryear such as the BMW 3.0 CS.