A new set of spy photos showing the third-generation BMW 6-Series Coupe surfaced recently. Taken on the streets of Munich, the pictures depict a different glimpse of the car's taillights than those that had been spied on the 6-Series cabrio.
Unfortunately, the automaker still used a sizable amount of camouflage around the lighting elements at both the front and back, as well as several body parts.
Still, we are able to see a few aspects of the car quite clearly, including a flatter and smoother back end compared to the current Chris Bangle designed generation model. Side skills and side panels also receive different styling. Side windows look similar to those on the spied cabrio, though the rear section of glass will be different because of the hard top.
When the 2012 BMW 6-Series is revealed later this year, it will feature the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8-engine from the 7er. That engine produces 408 PS (300 kW / 402 bhp), much less than the 555 PS (408 kW / 547 bhp) engine seen on the X5 M and X6 M. The more powerful engine is likely to appear on the next BMW M6 which is rumored to be an Audi R8 fighter.
The 2012 BMW 6-Series will likely hit the market next year.