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 on)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible (12 on)
  • BMW 6-Series Convertible (11 on)
  • BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe (12-17)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 (12-17)
  • BMW 6-Series Coupé (11-18)
  • BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10)
  • BMW 6-Series Coupé (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 Model Reviews

BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible 2012 on

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

New price range:
£100,995

Used price range:
£23,922 - £62,480

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

BMW 6-Series Convertible 2011 on

4.5 out of 5
BMW 6-Series Convertible 2011 on

New price range:
£67,665 - £80,345

Used price range:
£11,620 - £54,279

Improved ride and handling, better interior space, start/stop added to improve C02 emissions
Poor visibility, discounts unlikely

BMW 6-Series M6 Gran Coupe 2013 on

4 out of 5
BMW 6-Series M6 Gran Coupe 2013 on

New price range:
£98,395

Used price range:
£25,254 - £62,304

  • Epic performance and incredible engine
  • More practical than regular M6
    • Seriously expensive
    • M5 saloon considerably cheaper
    • Better suited to autobahns than UK roads

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