BMW announced its lineup for the 2012 New York Auto Show, and it includes world debut of the new M6 Convertible and the X1 Sport Activity Vehicle. The M6 Convertible will make its world debut in New York and then joins the M6 Coupe, unveiled in Geneva a few weeks a go, to go on sale worldwide in September. The BMW 640i GranCoupe will also make its U.S. debut at the show.
So to sum it up, BMW’s stand at the New York Auto Show includes BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1, BMW M6 Coupe, BMW X6 M (North American debuts) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (U.S. auto show debut) as the featured BMW vehicles, and the BMW i3 and i8 Concepts to spice things up with their futuristic designs.
The star of the show will remain the M6 Cabrio though, a superb drop-top sports car with a 560hp M TwinPower Turbo V-8 mated to a 7-speed M-DCT transmission capable of propelling the car from 0 to 60mph in under 4.3 seconds, and killer styling. It is superb in every way. We’re less excited about the X1 though, as it’s not BMW’s finest hour. It’s a good crossover, but it’s ugly.
The BMW X1 is also the latest BMW vehicle to offer the TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine which delivers BMW performance with reduced fuel consumption. The updated BMW X1 will be available in U.S. showrooms in summer 2012. The recently updated BMW X6 M Sports Activity Coupe combines the athletic and elegant lines of a coupe with the character of a BMW X model and an outstanding driving experience. The new X6 M receives several design updates and innovative features intended to emphasize its width and track and road-holding prowess.
Pricing of the new M6 models will probably be confirmed at the show as well.