BMW is preparing a station wagon variant for the 6 Series range that could potentially go on sale by 2017, if reports from France are to be believed.
Designed to counter the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake, the 6 Series wagon - which is expected to be called the 6 Series Gran Tourer - will offer the same amount of passenger space as a 6 Series Gran Coupe, but with a more sizable cargo area and a powered tailgate.
According to France's Automobile Magazine, powertrain choices will comprise the same range of six and eight cylinder petrol and diesel engines as other 6 Series models, while an M6 Gran Tourer will eventually join the range later.
If the rumours prove true, that means the 6 Series range will offer four body styles in total - coupe, convertible, a four-door sedan and a wagon - making it one of the most diverse model ranges in the German automaker's line up.
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