The BMW 6 Series is a range of executive coups produced by the German automaker BMW. The first was the E24, being derived from the E12 & E28 5 Series 4-door sedans. The E24 launched in 1976 to replace the 3.0CS & 3.0CSi (E9). 14 years later, in 2003, BMW released the all new E63/E64 which was available as a coup and convertible, based on the chassis of the E60 5 Series sedan. Models were the 645Ci (later replaced with the 650i) and the 630i, while the highest performance model is the BMW M6. The third generation F12 and F13 6 series was released in 2011 for the 2012 model year, sharing a platform and some engines with the 7 Series (F01) and 5 Series (F10), and introducing a four-door coup (fastback sedan) style. The BMW 8 series is sometimes regarded as the spiritual successor to the E24 6 Series, being also available as a 'CSi', however it had a substantially higher price point and performance than the preceding 6 Series.
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