BMW has released full details of the new 2011 6 Series Convertible.
Longer, lower and wider, the new 2011 BMW ‘F12′ 6 Series is larger in every dimension than its predecessor except height, where it now stands nearly a centimetre closer to the ground.
Inside, there’s a more driver-orientated dashboard and centre console than in the old model, and greater leg, head and shoulder room.
Trunk capacity is the same as before, at a nominal 350 litres when the roof is up and 300 litres in open-top guise.
The chassis of the new 2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible comes as standard with Drive Dynamic Control which allows you to choose how responsive do you want the gearbox, steering and throttle to be.
The base model is the Bmw 640i, gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six with 320bhp and 332lb ft of torque. With this engine, the 2011 Bmw 6 Series Convertible can reach 62mph in 5.7sec while top speed is 155mph. 2011 Bmw 640i returns 35mpg and 185g/km CO2 emissions.
In the case of the 650i, power is provided by BMW’s new direct-injected and turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 petrol engine, producing 300kW and 610Nm of torque – up from the old 4.8 litre V8-powered 650i’s 270kW and 490Nm. 2011 Bmw 650i gets to 100km/h in in 5.0seconds.
Both models feature as standard an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and in certain markets the 640i model will get automatic engine stop-start functionality.
Pricing of the 2011 BMW 6 Series Convertible will be announced nearer the launch date.
The new BMW 650i Convertible will go on sale in the Spring of 2011 as a 2012 model for the United States.