BMW 6-series Coupe concept video

evo's Henry Catchpole guides us round the new BMW 6-series Coupe concept

BMW 6-series Coupe concept

Meet BMW’s long-awaited replacement for the 6-series coupe. Featuring less controversial styling than the love-or-hate design it replaces, the ‘Concept 6-series Coupe’ looks very much the F10 5-series in coupe form, albeit with styling cues from the Z4 roadster; a move that will surely allow the new 2+2 to appeal to a wider audience. It debuted at the 2010 Paris motor show.

BMW states that elements of the new 6-series Coupe's design are derived from ‘wave motion on the surface of the sea’, characterised by heavily sculpted panels behind the front wheels and a prominent kidney grille up front. The front wings feature M-style wing vents and there is a hint of the previous 6-series in the distinctive bootlid. The concept’s focus is very much on providing a premium, luxurious feel to the new car, with features such as full LED headlights for the first time, imposing L-shaped taillights (also LED) and a full-length glass roof to allow plenty of light into the opulent cabin.

See a full picture gallery of the new BMW 6-series here Inside, a cacophony of different materials and textures are on show, from piano-black panels to two-tone leather and generous wood in-fill panels, many of which are framed by elegant silver trim.

Atop the dash sits a huge 10.2-inch widescreen display, used for the first time in conjunction with the latest generation iDrive system. The technology doesn’t stop there either, with a head-up display, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system, and a ‘black panel’ instrument display generating the dash information and dials electronically.

Although no details have been released as yet as to the engine choices, expect follow-ups to both the petrol-engined range and the popular 635d oil-burner, as well as an all-new BMW M6 to rival the Porsche 911.

See a full picture gallery of the new BMW 6-series here Click here for all our 2010 Paris motor show news BMW M6 v Audi R8 v Aston Vantage v Porsche 911 We review the diesel BMW 635d

Join evo's Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages

Most Popular

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in
R8 Filler cap
Porsche

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in

Porsche claims a car running on eFuel will have the same CO2 footprint as an EV, and BMW, Audi, Aston Martin and McLaren all agree
24 Feb 2021
2022 Land Rover Defender V8 revealed – £100k supercharged off-roader gets 518bhp
Land Rover Defender V8 MY22 - header
Land Rover Defender

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 revealed – £100k supercharged off-roader gets 518bhp

The Land Rover Defender range continues to expand with its most powerful iteration yet
25 Feb 2021
Next generation BMW M2 spied – evo favourite reimagined
2022 BMW M2 spied nose
BMW M2

Next generation BMW M2 spied – evo favourite reimagined

The next generation 2-series coupe will spawn an all-new M2 after all, spied here for the first time
25 Feb 2021