BMW Stopped Production Of The 6 Series Coupe In February

Discontinued

And didn't tell anyone...until now.

Without making any official announcement, BMW ended production of its 6 Series coupe in February and it’s currently unknown whether this is a permanent decision. It probably is. The news comes to us today from Road and Track who confirmed the production stoppage with a BMW spokesperson. This really shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, considering we’ve known for some time that BMW was thinking about killing off the 6 Series in favor of reviving the 8 Series, which we’ve spotted testing numerous times.

There’s simply too much overlap in terms of packaging and pricing between the two to have both. The current 6 Series is also built, along with its convertible and four-door Gran Coupe counterparts, on the previous generation 5 Series platform. It also shares many components with the outgoing 5 Series, such as powertrains and interior. Point being, the 6 Series lineup, in general, is dated and the market for big coupes is not strong, hence the expansion of four-door coupes. Our guess is the coupe’s production stoppage is just the first stage of retiring the 6 Series entirely. The convertible is almost certain to follow the coupe’s fate in the near future.

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As for the Gran Coupe, although we don’t have specific sales figures, it’s been said to sell better than the two-door hardtop version, but, again, it’s past its prime and there’s no reason why BMW would want to continue building components for what’s essentially a six-year-old design. Nevertheless, we’ll miss the 6 Series coupe and we hope the upcoming 8 Series will somehow continue that luxury two-door tradition.

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