Officially called the "BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé", what you are looking at here is a thinly masked concept of the next 6-Series Coupe and it will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 30.
Those who expected the new BMW 6-Series to look like a two-door version of the misleadingly named Concept Gran Coupe sports sedan showed on the sidelines of the Beijing Show back in April, may pat themselves in the back.
In a nutshell, 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.
While 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.
The normal production version of the 6-Series will debut next year in both Coupe and Convertible forms (see our latest spy shots here). An M6 with a BMW's new twin-turbocharged V8 engine flirting with the 600-horsepower mark will follow in 2012.