Headlines: 2012 BMW 650i Coupe Photos on 2011 New York Auto Show. BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, which makes its usual 400 hp. (Europe also will get a a 315-hp inline-six under the hood of the 640i, as well as a possible 640d powered by a 3.0-liter diesel inline-six.) Most markets will get only a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, but a six-speed manual will also be available in the U.S. BMW says that the 0-to-60 dash will take just 4.8 seconds, and the artificial ceiling is set at 155 mph. Fuel-economy figures won’t be released until later this year, but don’t expect the 6 to be a miser. With that same engine and eight-speed auto, the 5-series is rated by the EPA for 17 mpg city/25 highway. The manual drops the 5’s ratings to just 15/22.

The 6-series portfolio is not complete yet. An M6 is coming, and will pack a version of the 650i’s turbocharged V-8 making around 600 hp. And there will be a four-door 6 as well, which will compete with the Audi A7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS.
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