Taking into account BMW’s history of concepts that are virtually the finished item, and this showcar’s realism, we could well be looking at “the new 6-Series”. Based on the Concept Gran Coupe that BMW showed in Beijing this April, but with two doors taken off, this is officially a “concept study for a luxury 2+2-seater”.

Like the F10 5-Series, this Concept 6-Series Coupe is much less polarising than the car it replaces. BMW points out that all the classic hallmarks of a BMW coupe are present, including the stretched bonnet, short front overhang, a pushed back passenger compartment and a low silhouette incorporating a flowing roofline.

It looks wider and lower than the current car, and elegant in the metal; highlights are the “shark nose” that juts out with very prominent nostrils, an arrow-like line on the profile that starts from the “gills” and a concave rear end with bulit in spoiler. The LED rear light elements look like those on the F10. Speaking about lights, this concept sports new LED headlights that incorporates Adaptive Headlights and BMW’s trademark corona rings. The all-LED design is a first for a BMW.

Inside, there’s a freestanding 10.2-inch iDrive Control Display in the centre of the dash, as well as a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo. This is a “fully active” system, which means the two bass speakers, seven mid-range speakers and seven tweeters all have individual amplifiers. Could this be an option on the production car?

Nothing on the drivetrain and mechanicals were mentioned, we’ll have to wait for that. See our previous post for studio images. Paris pics are after the jump.

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