6 Series Coupe
At the 2010 Paris Motor Show BMW unveiled the concept
version of the 6 Series Coupe.
BMW named the vehicle 'Concept 6 Series Coupe', but in
essence the 'concept' part of the name could easily have
been dropped - because the production 6 Series car more
or less looked identical to the vehicle shown in Paris.
Unlike the BMW
Z9 Gran Turismo - which was the concept version of
the last 6 Series Coupe - the 2010 concept doesn't really
try to do anything bold or eye-catching. There aren't
any fancy gullwing doors or carbon fiber bodywork, instead
the Concept 6 Series Coupe is just an honest representation
of what the new 6 Series will look like.
One of the most noticeable aspects of the BMW Concept
6 Series Coupe is the complete lack of any Bangle-inspired
style. Chris Bangle's 'flame surfacing' design philosophy
had become synonymous with the BMW brand throughout his
time as Design Director at the company. It was a style
which polarized many people, but it also turned heads
and helped BMW sell cars. Unfortunately, the last generation
6 series had a rather awkward looking rear end which was
one of the least successful implementations of flame surfacing.
This new car changes all that, and the rear end is significantly
better proportioned, but at the same time the overall
styling isn't as eye-catching as its predecessor's.
Similar and related vehicles:
BMW Concept Gran Coupe
BMW Concept CS
BMW Z4 Coupe
BMW Z9 Gran Turismo
BMW S.X Concept