BMW 6-Series

BMW 6-Series Parkers 2015-07-07

Believe it or not, the BMW 6 Series lineage spans right back to 1976. Internally coded the E24, the 6 Series originally featured a 3.2-litre engine with 195bhp. In 1978 the classic 635CSi was launched with its 3.5-litre engine and 138mph top speed, which was impressive in its day.

  • BMW 6-Series M6 Gran Coupe (13-18)
  • BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe (12-17)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 (12-17)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible (12-18)
  • BMW 6-Series Convertible (11-18)
  • BMW 6-Series Coupe (11-18)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10)
  • BMW 6-Series Coupe (04-10)
  • BMW 6-Series Convertible (04-10)

Believe it or not, the BMW 6 Series lineage spans right back to 1976. Internally coded the E24, the 6 Series originally featured a 3.2-litre engine with 195bhp. In 1978 the classic 635CSi was launched with its 3.5-litre engine and 138mph top speed, which was impressive in its day.

Gearbox options were a five-speed dog-leg manual or a more common four-speed automatic. Then in 1984 BMW decided to take the engine from the M1 sportscar and install it in the 6 Series chassis, creating the extremely desirable BMW M635CSi. This was also known as the first BMW M6.

The 6 Series didn’t appear in BMW’s line-up again until 2004, at which point it was known as the E63 or E64.

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Most Popular New and Used Model Reviews

BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo 2017 on

3.5 out of 5
BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo 2017 on

New price range:
£43,790 - £58,165

Used price range:
£22,869 - £38,880

BMW 6-Series Coupe 2011 - 2018

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series Coupe 2011 - 2018

New price range:
£61,635 - £74,625

Used price range:
£9,395 - £34,852

Cracking all-rounder, impressive fuel economy, good looking
Not as good to drive as some rivals, don't expect a discount

BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible 2012 - 2018

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible 2012 - 2018

New price range:
£100,995

Used price range:
£20,544 - £54,930

Fantastic handling, rapid, classy interior
Expensive, high running costs, heavy steering

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