With its streamlined appearance, perfect grand tourer coupe proportions, and unmistakable 80s charisma, the BMW 6-Series E24 can be easily called one of the sexiest models of the brand.
It was introduced back in 1976 and featured a lot of innovative solutions that shaped the image of a luxury grand tourer for decades ahead. The spacious (for a European car) interior could comfortably seat 4 people and surround them with sheer comfort and modern technological enhancements.
Throughout the years the 6-Series E24 was powered by a range of naturally aspirated inline-6 engines that gave out from 185 up to 260HP. The top-of-the-line BMW M635CSi was sold under the M6 name in North America since 1984 (the M5 was launched the same year), which signified the beginning of mass-produced BMW’s M-series.
“Due to the increased size and weight common for luxury grand tourers, the BMW 6-Series was not widely used in racing championships”
Due to the increased size and weight common for luxury grand tourers, the BMW 6-Series was not widely used in racing championships such as the European Touring Car Competition and later DTM, giving way to the smaller and lighter M3 E30 model.
Despite this fact, the sporty heritage of the iconic E9 model still lives in the DNA of this model. Great fans and enthusiasts of the E24 6-Series, from Coutner company, out of Kyoto, Japan, decided to pay tribute to these legendary vehicles and create a 3.0 CSL Group 2-inspired wide body kit specifically for this model.
“Despite this fact, the sporty heritage of the iconic E9 model still lives in the DNA of the E24 6-Series”
It includes widebody front and rear fenders, front bumper, rear bumper bottom and flaps, along with the trunk spoiler. According to the manufacturer it’s listed as a perfect fit for 635csi, M6, and M635CSi. Other early models will require additional brackets for the installation.
Choosing the right wheels is crucial for any wide-body build, and Coutner decided to ease up the search for its future clients by offering a perfectly tailored wheel set designed by Japan Forged for this particular setting.
“Choosing the right wheels is crucial for any wide-body build”
The kit turned out to look exceptionally well on the BMW 6-Series E24, enhancing its body lines and proportions in a surprisingly refined way.
The price of this body kit is 880,000JPY, which equals roughly $8,000. In case you’re interested in getting this body kit for your E24 project, contact the manufacturer on Instagram directly @coutner_japan or visit their website!
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Matt is an automotive writer and journalist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of aftermarket modifications. He enjoys the diversity of the modern European car culture and appreciates it in every aspect.