2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
The shark has finally surfaced - the 2012 BMW 6 Series coupe has officially arrived. Its lines are tighter, its bite is more potent and it's heading to your local BMW dealership sometime this fall. Under the hood sits the same 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that our man Chris Paukert sampled in the convertible. It produces 400 horsepower between 5,500 rpm and 6,400 rpm, and a stout 450 pound-feet of torque from 1,750 rpm up through 4,500 rpm.
That power is managed by an eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be controlled manually via a pair of paddle-shifters. Should you prefer to row your own gears in the more traditional manner, a six-speed manual gearbox will also be offered. The engine and both transmission options help propel the car from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds and on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph.
In the cabin, the 2012 6 Series Coupe is filled with BMW's latest gadgetry. A 10.2-inch high-definition screen serves as the nexus of visual information. This modern Sixer boasts available Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot detection, Rear and Top View Cameras, a Parking Assistant and a three-dimensional heads-up display.
This is all just the tip of the iceberg for the 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe. Don't break out the checkbook just yet, because pricing hasn't been announced. For now, check out the updated two-door in the gallery below. Also, be sure to click past the jump to dive into the full press release.
Gallery: 2012 BMW 6 Series coupe
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