Featuring a tauter skin and a more powerful engine than the last-gen ol' and busted 6 Series, the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe is a nice way to whet your whistle before the new M6.

Although with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood producing 400 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque, the new 6 Series Coupe is no slouch. The engine can be paired with your choice of either an eight-speed auto tranny equipped with flappy paddles or a six-speed manny tranny — each capable of motivating the big ol' 6 Series from 0 to 60 in a mere 4.8 seconds all the way up to the top electronically limited speed of 155 mph.

We first saw the look and styling on the 6 Series Coupe "concept" last September. As we said then, that concept was an almost-picture-perfect look at the two-door you see in pictures here. We were right.

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Inside the new 6 Series is a 10.2-inch high-def display and a slew of techie toys including a trick 3D heads-up display.

Although we're waiting for the next-generation M6, should you desire your own sleek-assed 6 Series Coupe, you'll have to wait on pricing as we haven't seen it yet.