2010 BMW 6 SERIES COUPE CONCEPT
BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 30. Out goes the controversial styling of the Bangle-era 6-Series and in comes Adrian van Hooydonk’s (the new BMW design Chief) sleeker and more elegant but also far less adventurous design lines.
The all-LED design, featured for the first time on a BMW, produces a strikingly bright white light with very sharp and intensive road illumination. The functionality includes Adaptive Headlights, i.e. the headlight beam follows the road at all times.
The driver-centric interior design is typical of BMW and a hallmark of a sports coupe, it’s equipped with the Head-Up Display system that offers world-beating functionality and display quality. Part of this experience is a hi-fi system that was developed specially for this concept model and sets new standards for in-car listening enjoyment.
BMW is holding back on the technical details, the basic architecture of the 2+2 coupe is shared with the latest 5-Series so expect rear-wheel drive along with a choice of straight-six gasoline and diesel units plus a twin-turbo V8 petrol linked to either manual or 8-speed automatic transmissions.
2011 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA GTS
The 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in early October. With 23 hp more than the 911 Carrera S, the new GTS, available as Coupe and Cabriolet, narrows the gap between the Carrera S and the 435 hp 911 GT3. It is as the new sports car consumes no more fuel than the 911 Carrera S.
Porsche 911 Carrera GTS combines the 44 millimeter wider Carrera 4 body of the AWD models, including a wider rear track and wheels, with rear-wheel drive. The GTS runs on 19-inch center-mount RS Spyder wheels, painted black, with high-gloss rim flanges and 305/30 R 19 tires on the rear axle.
Exterior feature include SportDesign front apron with black spoiler edge, special sideskirts, also in black, and the Carrera GTS logotype on doors and rear lid, in black or silver depending on the body color.
Exhaust functions in the 3.8-liter flat-six engine that now delivers 408 hp. This allows for increased torque in the mid-rev range. Maximum torque of 310 lb. ft. (420 Nm) is unchanged, but is available at 4,200 rpm; 200 rpm earlier when compared with the Carrera S. Additionally, a sport exhaust system with two dual-tipped tailpipes with their outer shells painted black with polished inner tubes comes standard.
In combination with the standard interior color “black Alcantara”, the center sections of the driver and passenger sport seats are covered with black Alcantara and the high-quality Alcantara is also used wherever driver and passenger come in direct contact with the interior, like on the rim of the new three-spoke SportDesign steering wheel and on the gear and handbrake levers.