2013 BMW 6-Series Styling

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Styling

The 2013 BMW 6-Series lineup runs the gamut from coupe to convertible to four-door. They're all very expressively styled, some of the best shapes BMW sells today.

Last year, Coupe and Convertible versions made their debut, with a wider, more athletic look that tends to look just as striking whether in motion or at rest. The look, overall, exudes luxury and confidence at speed, though some interior details speak more to the luxury side.

Whether looking at the Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe, or M6, the 6-Series is expressive on the outside, aggressively posh inside.

With a profile that's otherwise lower, longer, and wider than the prior 6-Series, these models simply look ready for action and hunkered-down. The difference between front and rear end looks can impart very different impressions. An aggressively creased hood, converging into the broad nose. BMW's twin-kidney grille creates a furrowed brow, but the hood shape has a slimming effect at the front end.

From the side BMW keeps the surfaces simple. Fenders flare mildly, the profile says all it needs to say. There's some fun interplay between concave and convex sheetmetal, which lends a low-beltline look. Massive alloy wheels seem at home in the Coupe and Gran Coupe models in particular.

The cockpit has some of the spirit of a sport sedan, but it's far from stark and intimate. It's another BMW luxury car, and it's one of the more richly appointed vehicles it builds. The instruments and controls are canted toward the driver, but in a low-key way. Trim choices, from leather to wood to suede, pitch the 6-Series into an inviting direction that's nearly as plush as a 7-Series.

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