Dutch media has managed to find out from a BMW representative that a 6-Series Shooting Brake is not being planned.

Dutch media has managed to find out from a BMW representative that a 6-Series Shooting Brake is not being planned.

Speaking to Autovisie, BMW's vice president of midsize and large models Markus Baur said the 6-Series family with its three body styles (Coupe, Cabriolet, Gran Coupe) is large enough in relation to the sales volumes and the necessary investments. In other words, BMW is not working on a 6-Series Shooting Brake which would compete directly with Mercedes-Benz's CLS Shooting Brake.

Baur went on to specify that BMW managed to sell so far 85,000 units of 6-Series models since the current generation went on sale in the second half of 2011. By far the most popular model is the Gran Coupe which accounted for approximately 50% of the sales while the Coupe and Cabriolet each grabbed a 25% share. Interestingly, Baur said that one in eight 6-Series sold is an M version, with the M6 Gran Coupe being the most sought-after.

Note: BMW M6 Shooting Brake render by X-Tomi Design pictured.

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