According to a recent AutoWeek.nl article, the new BMW coupe will be shown at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show this April. The car’s exterior will be based on the Concept 6-Series Coupe that was unveiled at last year’s Paris Auto Show, a car that looked almost production-ready. The interior of the car will remain largely the same, with the exception of the fixed roof. The model will offer a sophisticated four-seater configuration, which will surely look familiar to current BMW fans, offering the elegantly flat, free-standing Control Display of the iDrive operating system, supplied as standard.
The engine lineup will be carried over from the Convertible. This means that the 650i Coupe should come with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that churns out 407 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (601 Nm) of torque, while the 640i will offer 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet (450 Nm) of torque from a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit. Rumors have been circulating of a twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 that will churn out 550 hp in the M6.
Pricing for the 650i Coupe should be lower than the $91,375 (€67,000) sticker of the 650i Convertible, while the 640i Coupe will be even lower. Both the Coupe and the new Convertible are scheduled to go on sale this spring.