Outside the 'Concept' 6 takes cues from both the mildly dull Gran Coupé Concept and BMW's heritage to create something truly different. The long bonnet, short overhang and low profile give the impression that it's far more elegant and stylish facsimile of the old car - which, in this case, is no bad thing.
Inside is all about the driver. There's a freestanding 10.2-inch display for the iDrive system bang in the middle of the instrument panel, a HUD as per the outgoing 6, and sound provided by the audio wizards at Band & Olufsen.
Currently we don't know what engines will power the finished 6 Series, but it's safe to expect a thoroughly 'remappable' 635d and 635i as well as a turbocharged 650 V8. We'll find out in April 2011 when the new range goes on sale - if not before.