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With the BMW 6 Series coupe already spotted testing earlier this month, it’s now the soft-top twin’s turn. As with the coupe, the convertible here wears full-body camouflage, though despite that, the convertible appears identical to the fixed roof version, from the front of the car to the A-pillars at least.

Under the skin, the 6 Series convertible can be expected to turn out identical to the coupe, with the same Cluster Architecture underpinnings and therefore, the same line-up of engines that is set to feature in the coupe – itself expected to carry over the same range of powertrains from the G30 5 Series.

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The 6 Series convertible is expected to make its debut approximately six months after the coupe, and the upcoming 6 Series GT to follow after that, which is rumoured to play the role of succeeding both the 5 Series GT and the 6 Series Gran Coupe.

Rumours are that this new model will be called the 8 Series. The final badge could go either way, really, but since it does appear slimmer and longer than the current 6 Series, it’s plausible that the dormant nameplate could be revived for the big two-door. It’s also possible that BMW is making both: a sportier 6 Series to take on the Porsche 911 as well as a bigger, more comfort-biased 8 Series. We’ll just have to wait and see.