No Shooting Brake version for BMW’s 6-Series image

BMW is not planning on introducing a Shooting Brake version of the current 6-Series as there is no need for such a model.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake has really opened a new path for automaker but it seems that one of its main rivals, the BMW 6-Series, is not planning on offering such a version, anytime soon. The announcement hasn’t been made official and it is actually part of a report which has been published by the Dutch media, which is quoting Markus Baur, the BMW vice president of midsize and large models.

According to our source, the BMW 6-Series will remain in its three versions, the Coupe, the Convertible and the Gran Coupe, as no 6-Series Shooting Brake will be put into production. The BMW official is saying that these body styles are simply enough. The carmaker has managed to sell 85,000 units of the 6-Series models so far, since it went on sale in the current generation back in 2011, with the most popular model being the Gran Coupe, which managed to account for about 50 percent of the sales, with the Coupe and Cabrio each grabbing 25 percent. Apparently, one in eight 6-Series sold is an M version, as Baur also said.

The updated version of the BMW 6-Series is coming with a new front bumper, LED main beam function for the updated headlights, revised kidney grille and some new metallic paints, along with the standard 18-inch wheels and optional 20-inch ones. Power is coming, in the range-topping M6, from a 4.4 liter V8 unit, with 560 HP (412 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.