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I noticed recently when playing around with the BMW USA configurator, it was no longer giving options for the 6-Series coupe, only the convertible and grand coupe. I thought this was odd, but now according to Road & Track, BMW stopped building the coupe back in February.

This is probably going to be a one-off situation for the 2018 model year, because when 2019 comes around, BMW will sell the 8-Series coupe (or whatever they end up calling it).
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      05-09-2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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Others had mentioned this, but I have yet to see anything in the way of official confirmation.

No doubt it is currently not being built, but unless there is some official word (which may very well exist in the form of a dealership memo) it could still potentially return later this year (as noted by R&T - that's unknown). The M3 is currently facing that type of situation right now (in North America only), so it's not out of the question. On the flipside - we never saw any memo about a 6 Series coupe delay either. With the M3 we did see such a notice given.

That being said, I would not be surprised if it were genuinely gone for good. It sold in small numbers. And what other BMW could have gone two months without being in production with almost no one thinking twice about it (or discussing it)? But that being said, I would not necessarily expect the new 8 Series to be released as early as next year. It might happen, sure. However, with the X2, X4, and 3 Series Sedan launching then, it seems crowded already. I suspect it will come 2019 as an MY2020 at the earliest. Although 2019 looks set to be crowded with new BMW launches as well - 1 Series hatchback, 3 Series Touring, X5 - maybe more ("Z5"?).
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Nurse it along...

Goodbye old 6er. Bye-Bye.

Bring in the New Smaller Lighter 6er !!!
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      05-09-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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Really sad about this. 6 series coupe was my favorite bimmer
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      05-09-2017, 07:46 PM   #5
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BMW, Coupe, and two ton weight should never go together unless it's ultra lavish
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BMW, Coupe, and two ton weight should never go together unless it's ultra lavish
That is what the 8er is going to be for.
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BMW, Coupe, and two ton weight should never go together unless it's ultra lavish
That is what the 8er is going to be for.
Exactly! Must be ultra lavish. The out going 6er was always nice but never what I thought it should be
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      05-09-2017, 08:06 PM   #8
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I noticed recently when playing around with the BMW USA configurator, it was no longer giving options for the 6-Series coupe, only the convertible and grand coupe. I thought this was odd, but now according to Road & Track, BMW stopped building the coupe back in February.

This is probably going to be a one-off situation for the 2018 model year, because when 2019 comes around, BMW will sell the 8-Series coupe (or whatever they end up calling it).
I noticed that as well. :b
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The coupe has still been built, theres a few with dates dated today and there's one after it too with no date meaning it will be built 5/10 or 5/11.

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They could be just last minute orders placed sometime earlier this year, so who knows. The last M6 was built 4/28 - D934868
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It's a legend. Especially the gran coupe which introduced a new design language and a new sling back couoe sedan form for bmw in China.

This car will rightly have a place in bmw history in gran coupe form.
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A sad day for us. I think the 6 series was one of the most beautiful cars in the market and the best looking in BMW's current lineup
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Good decision.

I can't remember the last time I saw a 6er coupe. The Gran Coupe, however, is very popular.

No 2-door BMW should be a hefty and ungainly boat besides a 7-series coupe (8-series?) aimed square on at the S-class coupe.

Either make a performance-oriented 911/AMG GT competitor under the 6er moniker or shelve it altogether.
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It's a legend. Especially the gran coupe which introduced a new design language and a new sling back couoe sedan form for bmw in China.

This car will rightly have a place in bmw history in gran coupe form.
Except nobody ever said the Gran Coupe was being discontinued.

But yes, this body style will certainly go down as one of the GOAT BMW designs.
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I love my car. I've got better, faster, pricier cars after my 6er but nothing looks quite as good or does everything so perfectly. And the sedan ain't bad but it's way too common here in Dubai - glad I got the proper coupe.
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This was one of the most beautiful BMW's built. The interior was one of the most original, elegant, and beautiful designs that BMW ever offered. It was the definition of how BMW should make the interiors. I always loved this interior and I believe that even today following the same recipe BMW will have a winner.
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I adore the 6 series, such beautiful and elegant lines. Will surely be missed but bring on the new 8 series
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Others had mentioned this, but I have yet to see anything in the way of official confirmation.

No doubt it is currently not being built, but unless there is some official word (which may very well exist in the form of a dealership memo) it could still potentially return later this year (as noted by R&T - that's unknown). The M3 is currently facing that type of situation right now (in North America only), so it's not out of the question. On the flipside - we never saw any memo about a 6 Series coupe delay either. With the M3 we did see such a notice given.

That being said, I would not be surprised if it were genuinely gone for good. It sold in small numbers. And what other BMW could have gone two months without being in production with almost no one thinking twice about it (or discussing it)? But that being said, I would not necessarily expect the new 8 Series to be released as early as next year. It might happen, sure. However, with the X2, X4, and 3 Series Sedan launching then, it seems crowded already. I suspect it will come 2019 as an MY2020 at the earliest. Although 2019 looks set to be crowded with new BMW launches as well - 1 Series hatchback, 3 Series Touring, X5 - maybe more ("Z5"?).
A lot of people moan about the number of models BMW have, but it will be odd to see a gap between 5 and 7.

It was a beautiful car in its day, but it was very expensive and very heavy. This duty makes sense going to the 8 series.

I hope BMW takes the opportunity to do something bold and radically different again with the 6er, and yes, whilst the rumoured 911 competitor is probably pie-in-the-sky it doesn't hurt to dream big and aim high. Shedding 300 - 400 kg and looking for sports car dynamics would be a great start.
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In Germany every model of the 6 Series can still be ordered and i don't think production ended in february.

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Maybe only the export versions stopped production.
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I have checked a bunch of other countries and it still seems to be offered everywhere else. I wonder if it is US only.
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A lot of people moan about the number of models BMW have, but it will be odd to see a gap between 5 and 7.

It was a beautiful car in its day, but it was very expensive and very heavy. This duty makes sense going to the 8 series.

I hope BMW takes the opportunity to do something bold and radically different again with the 6er, and yes, whilst the rumoured 911 competitor is probably pie-in-the-sky it doesn't hurt to dream big and aim high. Shedding 300 - 400 kg and looking for sports car dynamics would be a great start.
If it (the successor) is meant to play oppo to the S coupe, it's already there in anything but the name. The fit, finish, design, refinement, interior design and the driving dynamics of a 650i doesn't leave anything on the table compared to the current S coupe, IMHO.
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