BMW has unveiled the production version 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe which was first seen as a concept at the Paris Motor Show back in September.

This is the third generation model, and as you can see the production trim is almost identical to the concept, which by the way was designed by Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW’s new head of design who followed Chris Bangle’s departure.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe is 75 mm longer 39 mm wider and 5 mm higher than its predecessor, and besides the redesigned set of adaptive LED headlights, the new 2+2 seater sports car also features a more traditional set of taillights, and we would say better overall proportions.

Engine choices for the 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe will include a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six (320 HP / 235 kW) fitted on the 640i and a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 (407 HP / 300 kW) available on the 650i. Both engines send power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Sports automatic transmission offered as standard.

The new 6-er also benefits from a redeveloped chassis, and apart from other standard features like Auto Start Stop, ECO PRO mode, Electric Power Steering and Drive Dynamic
Control, the are also systems like Active Steering and Dynamic Damper Control offered as options.

In terms of performance and efficiency the 640i sprints from 0 to 100 Km/h  in 5.4 seconds, is able to reach a top speed of 250 Km/h (electronically limited), and will cover 100 Km on 7.7-litres of fuel/36.7 mpg. CO2 emissions for this version are 179 grams per Km.

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As for the 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, accelerating from 0 to 100 Km/h takes 4.9 seconds while top speed is again limited to 250 Km/h. Covering 100 Km in the 650i will require 10.4-litres of fuel (23.1 mpg) while CO2 emission levels will reach 243 g/Km.

The 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe price was not announced, but that should change once the on sale date approaches.

BMW press release :
Munich. The hearts of sports car aficionados with an eye for beauty and a thirst for luxury and innovative technology will beat a little faster with the arrival of the new BMW 6 Series Coupe. The third generation of the top-class Coupe sees premium carmaker BMW adding another intoxicating chapter to its decades-long tradition in the production of exclusive dream cars. The new BMW 6 Series Coupe impresses with its irresistible design and inspires with even sharper driving dynamics than its predecessor, noticeably optimised comfort levels and extra space. This is the only car in the segment to offer the combination of top-class sporting ability, exclusive touring comfort and a 460-litre (16.24 cu. ft) luggage space. Also on board to deliver the BMW 6 Series Coupe’s signature driving experience are a range of innovative driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment features. The new car therefore meets the highest – not to mention the broadest – expectations of driving pleasure in a large, premium 2+2-seater in incomparable style.

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At a glance.
Captivating aesthetics, top-class performance, an exclusive interior and exceptionally innovative equipment features give the third-generation BMW 6 Series Coupe “dream car” credentials.
Vehicle concept is unparalleled in the premium segment, combining the dynamics of a 2+2-seater sports car with outstanding touring comfort; body length and wheelbase 75 millimetres longer than the predecessor model, enhancing seating comfort for rear passengers; extremely sporty appearance thanks to a 39-millimetre increase in width and 5-millimetre reduction in height.
Two engine variants available from launch: BMW 650i Coupe with eight-cylinder powerplant (300 kW/407 hp), BMW 640i Coupe with six-in-line petrol unit (235 kW/320 hp).
Both engine variants come as standard with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox; BMW EfficientDynamics measures unmatched in the segment (including Auto Start-Stop function and ECO PRO mode in the BMW 640i Coupe); optimised efficiency combined with significant output increase over predecessor models of 30 kW (BMW 650i) and 35 kW (BMW 640i).
Newly developed chassis; only car in the segment available with Electric Power Steering and optional Integral Active Steering; Drive Dynamic Control fitted as standard, Dynamic Damper Control and Adaptive

Drive optional.
First car in the segment with Adaptive LED Headlights for low and high beam, including cornering function, foglamps and rear lights also with LED technology.
Standard BMW iDrive control system with freestanding Control Display; unrivalled range of BMW ConnectedDrive features, including latest-generation BMW Head-Up Display (with high-definition, full-colour-spectrum graphics), rear-view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, BMW Night Vision and Parking Assistant
Driving pleasure tailored to individual preferences thanks to unique equipment options, including comfort and sports seats, active seats, seat ventilation, Exclusive Nappa leather, ceramic applications, and a newly developed and model-specific Bang & Olufsen High-End Surround Sound System.

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Model variants:
BMW 650i Coupe: V8 petrol engine, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with High Precision Injection direct injection.
Displacement: 4,395 cc, output: 300 kW/407 hp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm,
max. torque: 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 4.9 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard:
10.4 litres/100 kilometres (27.2 mpg imp)*,
CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 243 g/km*,
exhaust standard: EU5.
BMW 640i Coupe: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine,
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with direct-injection
High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC.
Displacement: 2,979 cc, output: 235 kW/320 hp at 5,800 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm at 1,300 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 5.4 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard:
7.7 litres/100 kilometres (36.7 mpg imp)*,
CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 179 g/km*, exhaust standard: EU5.

2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe Video :

Source: BMW