2017 BMW 6 Series Review

Introduction

This is BMW’s 6 Series grand tourer and it’s also the company's most opulent sports car. It has been around since 2011 and so will be replaced in the near future, but it still comes with some powerful engines, the option of diesel power, and an M6 performance flagship that will keep most supercars honest in terms of speed. All 6 Series models are rear-wheel drive, automatic, and propelled by a turbocharged engine. This review looks exclusively at the two-door, fixed-roof Coupe, but the 6 Series also comes in four-door Gran Coupe guise and as an open-top Convertible.

 

Body Style: Coupe      Seats: 4  MRP from £59,535 - £93,265

       

Did you know? This is the third-generation 6 Series, but there was a gap between the Mk1 and Mk2 cars of 14 years – filled, in part, by the 8 Series.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.5/10)

While it’s no spring chicken, the BMW 6 Series remains a tantalising car. It’s a grand tourer first and foremost, so don’t expect the sort of driver involvement and dynamic pointiness you’d find in a Porsche 911, for example – but, if you want something that handles reasonably well yet which can cover great distances in style, the BMW is a relevant option. The diesel model is the one everyone buys and it’s undoubtedly an excellent car, although we can’t help feeling if you’re going to splash out this money on a large coupe that’s about to bite the bull...