BMW Quietly Killed the 6-Series Coupe in February

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, Contributing Writer - May 15, 2017

BMW has eliminated the coupe body style from the 6-Series and M6 lineup, narrowing its 2018 offerings to the 640i, 650i, and M6 convertible and GranCoupe. BMW executed the hardtop quietly in February, a representative for the company confirmed to Road and Track.

As is typically the case, the 6-Series Coupe suffered from agonizingly weak sales, with just 201 units – of all body styles – sold the month BMW discontinued it.

But the death of the 6 Coupe also comes as spy shots continue to pop up showing the new 8-Series Coupe. Destined to be more luxurious, the 8-Series will compete more directly with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, which is an area the old 6-Series struggles in.

BMW's decision to trim the 6-Series Coupe line down to just two body styles probably won't last too long – the convertible body will likely meet a similar fate as 8-Series development proceeds.

As for the 6-Series GranCoupe, its days seem numbered, too. The saving grace for the 6-Series line, though, may be with the hunchbacked 5-Series GT. Rumors suggest BMW will attach the 6-Series badge to that model's successor.

, Contributing Writer

Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for CarsDirect.com and Senior Editor for Lotpro.com. When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at AutoCreditExpress.com.

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