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 Model Reviews

BMW 6-Series Coupe 2004 - 2010

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series Coupe 2004 - 2010

New price range:
£47,000 - £65,685

Used price range:
£2,089 - £9,330

BMW delivers on its promise of the ultimate driving machine
Given its size rear space is limited, firm ride

BMW 6-Series Convertible 2004 - 2010

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series Convertible 2004 - 2010

New price range:
£52,580 - £71,285

Used price range:
£2,552 - £11,915

Muscular styling, hugely enjoyable to drive, excellent diesel engine
High list price, limited stowage space, firm ride

BMW 6-Series M6 2012 - 2017

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series M6 2012 - 2017

New price range:
£95,935

Used price range:
£17,243 - £39,240

  • Performance
  • Sleek looks
  • Menacing V8 rumble
  • Gran Coupe is more practical
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • Restricted head space in the rear

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