2012 BMW 6 SERIES COUPE
2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe will be unveil at the Shanghai Auto Show in China in April. The BMW 6-Series Coupe offers a choice of two powerplants, a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six for the 640i and a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 for the 650i. The 640i and 650i Coupes will go on sale in Europe this fall while the 650i Coupe arrives in US showrooms this fall as well.
Both the 650i Coupe and 640i Coupe transfer their power to the rear wheels via a standard eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox with steering wheel shift paddles. However, in the U.S., BMW will also offer a 6-speed manual gearbox for the 650i Coupe.
In U.S.-spec, the 650i’s V8 delivers 400 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm, and makes peak torque of 450 lb-ft between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm for a 0-60mph (96km/h) acceleration time of 4.8 seconds with either the 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic transmission.
In interior design is the same as on the soft-top model, with the more driver-orientated cockpit and the large display on the center console standing out.
The 6-Series Coupe has 4,894mm long, 1894mm wide and 1,369mm tall, the 2+2 coupe is 75mm longer, 39mm wider and 5mm lower than its predecessor. It also rides on a 75mm longer wheelbase at 2,855mm, which promises to improve space for the rear passengers. Boot capacity stands at 460 liter or 16.24 cu.ft.
SUBARU RWD COUPE CONCEPT CLEAR PLASTIC BODY
As for the “Boxer Sports Car Architecture” as Subaru has named the rear-wheel drive platform, there’s not much to say other than that compared to the firm’s production AWD models, the boxer engine in the coupe is positioned lower and further back.
The Subaru RWD Coupe Concept with adds a completely new package to complement Subaru’s existing AWD platform. This package will open Subaru’s renowned on-road performance to a broader range of customers. At the heart of this drivability lies Subaru’s engineering philosophy that constantly provides enjoyment and peace of mind.