Used BMW 6-Series Coupe (2011 - 2018) Comfort

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015
4
A grand tourer that has it all? Well the BMW 6 Series certainly comes close. In coupe guise this is a cracking all-rounder, mixing serious performance with impressive fuel economy and that's especially true of the 640d model.

4 out of 5

Comfort

With four different driving modes ranging from Eco-Pro to Sport+, the BMW 6-Series is trying to be everything for everybody. In fairness it does a convincing job, though we're not sure many will be able to detect the differences between Comfort and Comfort+. The 6-Series is very refined and cossets both driver and passengers as it glides you along on your journey.

There are a few downsides, however. Visibility is poor and it is hard to gauge the front (long bonnet) and rear (small screen) when parking. Keep your car free from scrapes by adding parking sensors is advisable because it's not the easiest to judge. The A-pillars are quite large and obscure the vision on tight bends.

4 out of 5

Practicality

This is a 2+2 so if you are carrying passengers in the back they will need to be hobbit sized to get seated comfortably. Up front there are enough cubbies to store change and the glovebox and door pockets are reasonably sized. The boot has a maximum space of 460 litres which can house three golf bags. As an option you can specify the rear seats to have a through-loading hatch to allow you to transport two pairs of skis.

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Behind the wheel

The cabin is plush and also very logical in the traditional manner that BMW is famous for. The materials used are top-notch, well-made and look like they will be durable. Entertainment and aircon systems are controlled by the BMW iDrive system (a dial on the centre console of the car). This allows the dash to be de-cluttered of buttons. A head-up display to aid the driver can be chosen as a cost option: it projects vehicle speed, navigation and vehicle warning lights in front of the driver and is a really useful tool.