BMW unveiled information and pictures in September 2010 of the Concept 6 Series, which was introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The third generation BMW F12 (coupé) and F13 (convertible) was released as a 2012 model at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and New York Auto Show.
BMW revealed the 6-Series Convertible on November 18, 2010. The vehicle is powered by two petrol engines and a diesel engine - a 6 cylinder twin power turbo engine which will produce 320 hp (239 kW) in 5800 rpm and the 650i will be powered by a V8 twin turbo engine which will produce 407 hp (303 kW) in 5500 rpm. The 640d is powered by an I6 twin scroll turbocharged diesel engine producing 313 hp (233 kW) at 4400rpm. The folding top is still cloth as compared to the E93 3 Series convertible which is equipped with a metal roof. Both the 640 and the 650 are available in BMW's all wheel drive layout as the 640ix and 650ix.