Farewell to winners
Insiders say the all-new 6 presents a softer look than the current model, translating to the more feminine lines of the new Z4, compared with its previous, harder-edged model.
BMW has previously stated that the design moves to temper the more aggressive lines are aimed at broadening its appeal.
The next 6-Series may pick up some technology from the M6.
With its new models planned for 2011, BMW has left room at the end of the year for the M5. ‘‘The new M5 launches internationally towards the end of next year, and is likely to get a turbocharged V8,’’ Scott says.
It’s expected to get a tweaked biturbo V8 version.
BMW has globally sold 14,152 units of the M6 coupe and M6 convertible. Since its launch in 2005, 9087 coupes were built, compared with the 2006 introduction of the convertible, which sold 5065 units.
For two years in succession— 2005 and 2006 — the V10 won the international Engine of the Year Award.