Used BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible (2012 - 2018) Safety & Reliability

Review by Tim Bowdler on
Last Updated: 27 Aug 2015
4
The BMW M6 Convertible represents something of a problem for true-blue driving enthusiasts. Awesomely fast, great handling, a fantastic noise and uncompromising looks but… it’s still a convertible.

4 out of 5

Safety

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BMW M6 Convertible safety has been enhanced by the active bonnet system for pedestrian protection. At speeds between 12mph and 34mph actuators raise the bonnet at the front and rear so it can deform more easily and cushion the blow if there’s an impact. Other standard kit includes front and side airbags, an active roll over protection system and a tyre pressure warning indicator.

Rear child seat attachments are also standard and all cars come with the dynamic stability control package that includes ABS, stability control, cornering brake control, brake force distribution, and hill-start assist. The car has not been tested by Euro NCAP but we expect it to achieve the top five-star rating. It also features BMW Assist that automatically contacts the emergency services should the worst happen.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Our test car seemed pretty bulletproof and fit and finish was impeccable. If you do get some irritating rattles inside your M6 you will have been very unlucky. The V8 engine has proved robust on the M5 so mechanical woes should be few and far between. Customer service surveys have revealed that BMW owners are a happy bunch so you should expect trouble-free motoring.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported