The 6 series will be a sports coupe/convertable built on the new 5 platform. BMW is adopting a new scheme for numbering the cars. All even #s will be sports coupes and odd #s will be sedan. I am hoping to buy one when my lease runs out in 2005, provided the styling is good, otherwise it may be CLK 500. Performance wise I am sure it will blow the MBs away.
I previously owned the 630 BMW. It was the best car I have ever owned. When the 840/850 came out it was too expensive and really did not seat four people comfortably like the 6 did. I hope if it is on a 5 frame that the back seats become reasonable for those times when you must carry 4 adult persons. I would hope the new 6 series is not in the either of the 840/850 price but somewhere perhaps in the 7 series price range.
the M6 will share its engine with the next M5. V10, Valvetronic, 5.5l disp., 500hp.
A computer image appeared here in an automotive magazine, and I really hope it doesn't look like that. I quite like the 7 series and Z4 but the image (and the spy shots confirm this) shows a really, really plunging front hood which destroys the balance of the lines, and headlights look really strange.
OK, that computer image is just a guess of what it will look like, so there's hope that they're completely mistaken... And anyway I'm waiting to see the car in person. Not that I'll buy it, I don't have the means to.