Spied: BMW 6-Series coupe with glass roof in Munich

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 11:47 by Auto Correspondent

The 2012 BMW 6-series, with a panoramic sunroof, has been caught testing in Munich, Germany.

The upcoming car, which is expected to make its world debut at the Auto Shanghai on April 19, 2011, was partially camouflaged at the rear, which hid the rear windshield and taillights. The spy photos suggest that the new 6-series would be based on the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupe that the company revealed at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

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Photo: The 2012 BMW 6-Series coupe

The new BMW 6-series will sport a 3.0-litre, V6, petrol engine that would put out 320 bhp of maximum power. The Beemer could also come with a 4.4-litre V8, belting out a whopping 407 bhp. The engines will likely be mated to a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox. However, the car we are told will run only on premium gas.

Safety features on the upcoming 6-series include ABS, traction control, BMW’s Active Roll Stabilization, Dynamic Drive Control, driver and passenger airbags, curtain airbags, anti-skid system, blind-spot alert, rear- and top-view camera (optional) and lane-departure warning. Steering-linked dynamic headlights and navigation system will be standard. It could also feature new design cues such as frameless doors and LED lighting.

When launched, the BMW 6-series would lock horns with the Audi A7 Sportback and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

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  1. 2012 BMW 6-series India launch likely, BMW India car launches in 2011 | DWS Auto India said on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 9:58

    […] The new BMW 6-series launch was first announced at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show in November. The company mentioned that its 650i convertible will be available in the U.S. market during spring 2011 and we’re hoping that BMW will go ahead and launch the same model in India during the third quarter of 2011. In India, the BMW 6-series convertible would lock horns with the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. Also read: 2012 BMW 6-series coupe spy photos […]

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