It looks production-ready but BMW insists this redesigned 6 series coupe is a concept

It looks production-ready but BMW insists this redesigned 6 series coupe is a 'concept'

Two new BMWs will make their world public debut at the Paris show tomorrow (30 September, 2010): the 6 series coupé concept and the production-ready redesigned X3, now built in the automaker's US plant instead of contracted out to Magna Steyr.

The "design study for a premium-class 2+2-seater" has full LED headlights and a new, free-standing control display for the iDrive operating system. BMW recently ended output of the current 6 series coupe and convertible.

The automaker will also show its 5 series Touring (wagon) with additional engine choices and the M Sports package option; available M Sports package and xDrive all-wheel drive for the 5 series sedan; and xDrive for 5 series GT (liftback) models.  

It will also preview the upcoming 'hands-free tailgate opening' feature on the 5 sedan and wagon.

"When the customer is standing behind the car, this feature allows the tailgate to be automatically opened by a specific movement of the foot. This innovative function will form part of the 'comfort access' option and will be available from autumn 2011," the automaker said.

BMW will also show off "a globally unique technology for integrating BlackBerry smartphones in the car" which includes the display of emails including the text-to-speech function. It also has new Bluetooth technology developed for the Apple iOS 4 operating system which allows the latest iPhone to be integrated, as well as other devices. Also on show will be the 'iPod out' function, which optimises the operation of various Apple music players in the vehicle. New possibilities for online use are opened up by the WiFi hotspot function that provides rear seat passengers using a notebook or iPad with wireless internet access while on the move.