BMW Working Hard to Make Next 6 Series Lighter and Sexier

M Performance

The 6 Gran Coupe will no longer be a Mercedes CLS rival.

The facelifted F12/F13 BMW 6 Series may have just debuted but the more interesting news is without question its successor. Due to arrive sometime in 2017, the next generation 6 Series lineup will be a dramatic departure from the current car or any of its predecessors. As it stands, the 6 Series is a fine GT car but it’s ridiculously heavy for its size and doesn’t offer up enough performance creds. The M6, though powerful, is more at home on a highway than a track or twisty mountain road.

BMW wants to change all that and the essential key, obviously, is weight loss. Latest reports indicate the 2017 6 Series, in coupe form at least, will shed around 500 pounds for a total weight of about 3,500 pounds. As previously reported, BMW’s ultimate goal here is to make the 6 Series a better Porsche 911 rival. And the Gran Coupe? It will no longer be a direct rival to the Mercedes CLS. BMW is aiming more at the Porsche Panamera this time around. In fact, the bottom line for the entire next-gen 6 Series lineup: Porsche rivals.

You Might Also Like
11 Crossovers That Stole The Show In New York
11 Crossovers That Stole The Show In New York
The Ultimate Used Luxury Car That No-one Is Talking About
The Ultimate Used Luxury Car That No-one Is Talking About

Gallery

11
PHOTOS