Rumor: BMW to Build 911 Fighter With Next Generation 6 Series

Auto Express recently dropped the news that BMW had trademarked a number of 8 series names (everything from the 830 to the M8). Now comes news that BMW may be prepping something under the 6 Series as a true 911 fighter. Of course the idea of going head to head with the 911 has not always worked out well for automakers. But with rival Mercedes recently releasing the AMG GT, BMW could be charging ahead. With the 8 Series becoming the luxury coupe, the 6 Series could become a smaller, lighter, more 911 like product.

bmw_911_rear_watermarked

Would it tempt Porsche owners out of the rear engined sports car? Would this be the halo sports car of the BMW range? And how does this relate to the Toyota/BMW joint venture? It’s funny how just a little news can generate so many questions.

Source: Auto Express

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  • Personally, I don’t believe in a BMW “911 fighter”. Porsche has many decades of perfecting the 911. BMW seems to have fits and starts with 911 competitors (last I remember was the Z4 Coupe), but doesn’t play the long game to really optimize a chassis for the niche that the 911 serves. I can believe that BMW would make a MB GT S competitor. But if they do this, they have to stick with it for a while to really optimize the platform. MB had a head start with what they learned from the SLS, making a better car (I think) in the GT by dropping the gullwing doors a making it a bit smaller. Anyway, I wish BMW luck if and when they do this. Personally, I think BMW needs more product differentiation than they currently offer.

  • MT907

    great looking rendering! Way more appealing than the current 6