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2009 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: BMWs North American chief on the next 6 series

The “best-looking BMW in years” says U.S. chief

On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW North American chief Jim O’Donnell tells Automobile Magazine that the next 6-series coupe and convertible will be radically different from the current cars’ styling. “In my opinion,” says O’Donnell, “the next 6-series is the best-looking car that BMW has done in years. It’s really stunning.”

O’Donnell further states that the current 6-series is very “polarizing” due to it “really having a Bangle butt.” The new 6-series, which we’ll likely see in 1.5 years at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 is, on the other hand, “super sleek.” Designed under the direction of Chris Bangle’s successor, Adrian van Hooydonk, the next-generation 6-series will retain the general size of the current car but clearly will be considerably more svelte looking.

In other future-product news, O’Donnell confirmed that the new 5-series will be shown at the 2010 Geneva Show next March.

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Buying Guide

2012 BMW 6-Series

Fair Market Price $38,208 650 i Coupe

EPA MPG:

21 City / 31 Hwy

Horse Power:

315 @ 5800

Torque:

330 @ 1400