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BMW 6 Series (F12F13)

The BMW F12/F13 6 Series is a grand tourer/executive coupe automobile manufactured by BMW.[1] BMW unveiled information and pictures in September 2010 of the Concept 6 Series, which was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.[2] 2012 model year at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and New York Auto Show.[3] Early 6 Series Coupe models include 640i, 650i.[4] 640d, 650i xDrive were later added.[5] 6 Series Convertible was unveiled in 2011 BMW 2011 North American International Auto Show. Early US model include 650i.[6] 640i was also available.[7] European models of 6 Series Coupe (640i xDrive, 650i xDrive, 640d xDrive), 6 Series Convertible (640i xDrive, 650i xDrive, 640d) were unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.[8] BMW revealed the 6-Series Convertible on 18 November 2010. The vehicle offers two petrol engines – a 6 cylinder twin power turbo engine which will produce 320 hp (239 kW) at 5800 rpm and a V8 twin turbo engine producing 407 hp (303 kW) in 5500 rpm for the 650i. The folding top is still cloth as compared to the E93 3 Series convertible which is equipped with a metal roof. On 13 March 2011, BMW released pictures and details about the Coupe. The new 6 Series convertible is outselling the outgoing Mercedes-Benz SL 25 to 1.[9] [edit]M6 (2012) Available in Coupe and Convertible body variants, it includes 4.4-litre V8 twin scroll twin turbo engine, Seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, M-specific Dynamic Damper Control, DSC stability control incl. M D

namic Mode, M Servotronic steering, body strengthening using special panels, lightweight compound high-performance braking system (optional M carbon-ceramic brakes), M double-spoke leather steering wheel, M gear selector and car set-up controls on the model-specific centre console, exclusive M sports seats with integrated belt system (optional M multifunction seats), Merino leather upholstery with extended features, exclusive carbon-fibre interior trim strips, illuminated door sill finishers with model lettering, M-specific instrument cluster with black-panel technology, 2-zone automatic climate control with extended features, ambient lighting; BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific information.[10] M6 Coupe was unveiled in 2012 Geneva Motor Show[11], and later in Auto China 2012.[12] M6 Convertible was unveiled in 21st Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2012. The Gran Coupe is the fruition of the BMW CS Concept, a vehicle that was intended to slot at the top of BMW's lineup alongside the 7-Series flagship sedan. The CS Concept never made it to production due to the worsening economy in 2008, which also saw the retirement of BMW M development executive Gerhard Richter.[17] Pricing for the BMW 640i Gran Coupe is slightly more than the BMW 740i.[18] The Gran Coupe competes with the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class in the four-door executive coupe market.[19] However, the Gran Coupe is larger and more expensive than the CLS and A7 and is priced close to the Porsche Panamera.[20]