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      03-24-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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New 6 series F12/13 spyshots

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found this one...by the way: back-windows is just fake. Beneath the back-window of this prototype the same vertical standing window as on the current 6 series cabrio can be seen (not on the foto).

On the other side, there is this huge crack separating the trunk lid from the rest of the body on a side-location - that would lead us to a cabrio-coupe (softtop normally don't need such a crack at the side - compare current crack-location at the e64-softtop-cover)

So I'm not sure...how about a F12 regular softtop cabrio and a F13 hardtop cabrio-coupé version?
That also could explain the unusual release-schedule F12(cabrio) first, F13(coupé) second. Would make more sense if "cabrio = softtop" and "coupe = hardtop cabrio-coupe".

But this is pure speculation...just don't know anything!


Have fun with the pics, tho...
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      03-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Still haven't stopped trying to convince people it is going to be a soft top, i see.
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Still haven't stopped trying to convince people it is going to be a soft top, i see.
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      03-24-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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I hope its still a softtop. I hate hardtops. Hardtops are just verts trying to be coupes. Although I like the shape of the old 6er's top. Very nice, wish theyd kept that.
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      03-24-2009, 08:44 PM   #5
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nice! ive been wondering whats going on with the next 6er
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      03-24-2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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I am more interested in the engine. Really would love to see the V10 bumped up NA with M-DCT. I am sure we will get M-DCT but may end up with V8 Turbo which is sad to me.....Steve
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It is clear by the trunk lid lines that it is set up for a folding hard top.
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I wonder why they are going through such trouble?

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I hope its still a softtop. I hate hardtops. Hardtops are just verts trying to be coupes. Although I like the shape of the old 6er's top. Very nice, wish theyd kept that.
Or coupés trying to be verts. But in the end a hardtop cc is neither fish nor fowl. I am more worried about the shape of the panel. Why are they still using the double bubble?
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nice catch! thanks.
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Or coupés trying to be verts. But in the end a hardtop cc is neither fish nor fowl. I am more worried about the shape of the panel. Why are they still using the double bubble?
If you're talking about the dash I bet that is just a cover up. We saw a similar thing in interior photos of the upcoming F10. They had an extra hump over the NAV screen but it was clearly made of foam or something. I think that is just a diversion. They seem to be going away from the double hump, X5, X6, F01.
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If you're talking about the dash I bet that is just a cover up. We saw a similar thing in interior photos of the upcoming F10. They had an extra hump over the NAV screen but it was clearly made of foam or something. I think that is just a diversion. They seem to be going away from the double hump, X5, X6, F01.
I hope so. But I cannot figure it out 100 percent by those pics. God, I hate those double bumps.
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still...these pics show nothing at all....I really dont care about the soft hard top issue , that doesnt matter , what matters is how good the car will be in general and most important an M version that can go head to head and beat the E class coupe AMG.
btw I hope the car gets bigger and stronger also , those things are important
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I don't see that much difference compared to the current E64:



So my bets are still on a soft top.


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it's a hard top.

the roofline is going to look good.

It doesn't have a conventional retracting sunroof like the E9x-series so it will look more like the SL roofline, which is nice.

I am looking forward to it.

Hopefully the transmission is smoother and they make this more of a GT car.
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pictures are a bit small... but the car in the top left of the second picture looks just like that 5 series concept from that other thread.
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      03-29-2009, 03:30 AM   #19
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does anyone have some practical sketches or concept photo shop'd images of this model?
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I like the rear shot of the all black 7 series in one of those pics.. new 7 rear is sick!
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...how come there is little to no chat on Bimmerpost about the 6-series..

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