Next-gen 6 Series coming in 2018 or 2019.

The BMW 6 Series Convertible is arguably the best looking Bimmer these days - sleek, aggressive, and well-proportioned, but this fact won't stop the company from axing it, if we are to believe a new report. Automobile says company executives have already decided to drop the cabrio from the portfolio of the next generation 6 Series that is slated to arrive in 2018 or 2019.

What’s even more surprising, BMW is also considering dropping the beautiful GranCoupe version and our source claims this will almost certainly happen if the 9 Series flagship model is approved for production.

If that happens, we’ll get only a four-seat 6 Series Coupe, which, thankfully, will be significantly lighter than the current model. Making the switch to the CLAR platform, also used in the current 7 Series, the grand tourer is expected to lose some 500 pounds (226 kilograms) of its weight. The diet will be combined with an optional air suspension, rear-wheel steering, and a brand new quad-turbo inline six 3.0-liter engine with mighty 550 horsepower (404 kilowatts) for a more sporty feeling behind the wheel.

In terms of design, the new 6 Series will feature a more dynamic roofline and shallower glasshouse, inspired by the lines of the smaller 4 Series Coupe.

Source: Automobile via BMW Blog