Farewell to win­ners

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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.

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