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      09-19-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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Post Next gen BMW 6 Series (8 Series?!) Prototype Breaks Cover

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Updated 1/17/17:

Verdict is still out whether this is the next gen 6 Series or a return of the 8 Series, but whatever it is it's big and sleek. Prototype coupes and convertibles were just caught undergoing cold climate testing. We'll have some video posted soon as well, so check back.


Updated 11/3/16 with newest photos.

Here it is, the next generation BMW 6 Series. Or, is it the 8 Series?

There's some conflicting speculation regarding the future (or lack thereof) for the 6 Series Coupe. A recent report claims that the 6 Series coupe will be moved upmarket and renamed the 8 Series Coupe to do battle with Mercedes' S-Class Coupe, while others say that the 6 Series Coupe will live on. BMW insider, Scott26, claims that there will be both a 6 Series and 8 Series coupe.

Whatever badge it eventually wears, it's looking long and sleek, with design overtones from BMW's Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe concept.

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      09-19-2016, 10:24 AM   #2
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Well that doesn't look like a 911 competitor to me...
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Wow. Where is that? Maybe a new 5 or is it 7 next to it?
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Looks nice!

The back and profile almost make it look Aston Martin-y? Maybe even a subtle Wraith influence? Lol

Low and long
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      09-19-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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Well that doesn't look like a 911 competitor to me...
Is it supposed to be a 911 competitor? I thought he said Mercedes competitor.
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thats a 6 series 100% imo. The 8 series will be a ultra luxury GT, way bigger and longer than this 6er

EDIT: ITS A 8 SERIES

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      09-19-2016, 10:27 AM   #8
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Looks like an E63 M6
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Well that doesn't look like a 911 competitor to me...
I forget, which one was planned as the 911 competitor, the new 6, or the 8? Either way, I agree. This thing looks heavy af, but who knows with the CFRP bones.
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This can't compete with the 911. It is huge! Lines might look nice though for a gt cruiser.
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That is the new G30 5 series next to it- well, at least the front left corner of it.
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I forget, which one was planned as the 911 competitor, the new 6, or the 8? Either way, I agree. This thing looks heavy af, but who knows with the CFRP bones.
The whole talk of 911 competitor is purely speculation coming from forum members. Not once did BMW mention they wanted to compete against the 911. But most forum members will only hear what they want to hear.
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I forget, which one was planned as the 911 competitor, the new 6, or the 8? Either way, I agree. This thing looks heavy af, but who knows with the CFRP bones.
The whole talk of 911 competitor is purely speculation coming from forum members. Not once did BMW mention they wanted to compete against the 911. But most forum members will only hear what they want to hear.
It was speculation for sure, but from auto journalists, not forum members. I'm sure we've stoked the flames a lot though.

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Nice! Seems pretty far into testing! Can't wait to see the final product!
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Because of the 8er. There is no need for the luxury GT. So the 6er has been repositioned hence the low roofline and shallow glasshouse.
The 8er will be the larger GT Coupe now.

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Looks really nice. Definitely more a class competitor looking than 911. My bet is that it's the 8 series!
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I don't see any pictures of the 8-series. But why is that yacht wearing funny white camo?
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Because of the 8er. There is no need for the luxury GT. So the 6er has been repositioned hence the low roofline and shallow glasshouse.
The 8er will be the larger GT Coupe now.

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Beautiful profile SCOTT26! Hope the final product is as nice. Seems to be a bit smaller than the current 6 series, can you confirm??
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Because of the 8er. There is no need for the luxury GT. So the 6er has been repositioned hence the low roofline and shallow glasshouse.
The 8er will be the larger GT Coupe now.

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So what's the latest on the 6er reposition? Any reason why we couldn't have something mid engined next time? IIRC the 6er sells fractionally compared to 5 so is a niche market, why not a bit more niche.
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This is the fourth generation 6er. There never has been a mid-engined 6er.
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It will be stunning!!! 👍👍👍
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