Used BMW 6-Series Coupe (2004 - 2010) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013
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The BMW 6-Series blends cutting-edge looks with subtle sophistication. It's everything you want from a grand tourer, with powerful engines, lane-clearing road presence and the talent to take on twisty roads when you need to.
3 out of 5

Comfort

While the standard sports suspension means the BMW handles well, it does make for a very firm ride and there's a surprising amount of road noise, even with the standard 17-inch alloys fitted. And although the 6-Series is described as a two plus two the back seats are very small and really only suitable for carrying children or luggage. But for the driver and front passenger the cabin is wonderfully comfortable with supportive and sumptuous seats that are great on long journeys

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

The rear seats are cramped enough but getting in and out of them is a real squeeze, however on the plus side the boot is large and will easily swallow a golf bag and a decent amount of luggage. The boot opens wide too, although the luggage area itself isn't particularly wide. An optional ski hatch allows longer items (like skis!) to be carried and there's also a first aid kit conveniently located between the rear two seats.

There's no dash mounted cupholder - instead there's a chunky cupholder stored in a special cubby in the back - but when attached it's too big and clutters up the centre console.

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4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The 6-Series is well suited to accommodating two people – the front of the cabin is spacious and the seats offer excellent support and comfort. The electrically adjustable sports seats come as standard on the top-spec Sport model and make finding a good driving position a doddle. And as we’ve come to expect on BMW models the build quality is immaculate while the interior is neatly laid out.

There are gripes however including a lack of stowage, not helped by shallow door pockets. The iDrive system often makes what should be straightforward operations a little long winded, however newer cars come with eight programmable buttons that make things a little easier. The driving position is comfortable though, with good forward visibility (although the rearward view isn't great) while the pedals are well placed and the steering wheel is electrically-adjustable for height and reach.

An optional head-up display projects information directly onto the windscreen - a must for gadget fans.