Report – New BMW 9 Series could bring the end of the 6 Series Cabrio and GranCoupe versions image

The current BMW 6 Series is widely regarded, especially in the GranCoupe body style among the best looking models delivered today by the world’s largest luxury automaker.

It appears though the company is considering – according to the latest rumor flying off the mill – a retirement for the GC and Cabrio versions to make room for a new entry positioned further at the top of the model roster. It appears the next generation 6 Series, which should be out officially either in 2018 or in 2019, won’t have the cabrio in its portfolio and executives of the company apparently already drew the line on this decision. Even more surprising is that a looker such as the 6 Series GranCoupe will also get the reported axe – especially if the 9 Series top of the line models will appear to take on the comparable versions of the S Class.

If the report pans out, the only model in the 6 Series will be the regular four-seater Coupe, which is expected to come up with a significantly lighter architecture. That’s thanks to the switch to the new CLAR platform, also deployed in the new generation 7 Series. The grand touring model is thus expected to drop up to 500 pounds (226 kilograms) thanks to the diet. And the new “gym” program is also tipped to include an optional air suspension, rear-wheel steering, and a brand new quad-turbo inline six 3.0-liter engine with no less than 550 horsepower (404 kilowatts) for enhanced driving thrills.

Via Automobile via BMW Blog