Paris 2010: BMW 6 Series "Concept" Debuts

The BMW "Concept" 6 Series made its debut in Paris today, clearly foreshadowing the upcoming 6 Series replacement. Now it's just a matter of time before we get the real thing.

Leaving the Bangle-era firmly in the past, BMW rolled out its Concept 6 Series Coupe on the Paris stage and promised that the production car would come "in a similar form to what you see here." Considering how close to production-ready this concept appears, we're not doubting them. The morass of LED lighting, from the Adaptive Headlights to the taillights and everything in between will likely see production as the company attempts to reduce power drain and subsequently fuel consumption as part of their EfficientDynamics program.

We hope the interior of this car is also a harbinger of BMW interiors to come with its soft, elegant curves and warm colors. That free-floating, 10.2-inch display on the dash would be a welcome addition as well, though a production piece would likely get a hood to shield it from the sun. Though billed as a 2+2, the rear seats may or may not be useable for adults.

Though willing to promise a production model, BMW stopped short of offering any details on such a car. That means the price is still up in the air, but we don't expect it to fall under the current car's $79,000 base price tag. BMW also isn't talking about powertrains, though we know the current M6's V-10 engine is gone. As BMW downsizes their engines, we expect to see variants of their twin-turbo inline-six and twin-turbo V-8 under the long hood. When we might see a production model is as much of a mystery, though the mules we've spied suggest it isn't too far away from production.

Stay tuned to AutomobileMag.com for more of our complete live coverage of the 2010 Paris Motor Show and see all the latest debuts by clicking HERE.

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