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BMW 6 series coupe

Updated on August 28, 2011

In some important ways, the later BMW 6 series coupe is a better car than the 8 series. Although "Top Gear" canned it's looks, I love it. Pure function, no compromise. To me the new 6 is a beautiful car to look at. The earliest model was a bit ugly though.

Over all the 6 series provided the better package than the 8 series for some in as much as it is easier and cheaper to service than the 8 series and being less complex it found a sweet spot for many who did not want to pay the price of a house extension to service the V12 motor in the 8 series, although in truth the V12 gave very little trouble, for some reason other than the amount of fluids it holds, the servicing was expensive.

The early model "Big 6"

A little history always helps in understanding any marque.

The BMW 6 series was made to replace the much loved 3.0 CS coupe which was an elegant and pretty car with performance and good looks, with a rounded body by Karman somewhat reminiscent of the early Alfa Romeo Veloce GTV from the late sixties early seventies with body by Bertone. The similarity in lines was remarkable.

Like the Veloce, the 3.0 CS had noticeably large glass area and great visibility that gave it a light sleek look from the waist up. I have had a fast trip in one with a top class driver, and at that time there were only a few cars faster than it through the mountains or anywhere that handling made a difference.

Responsive, difficult to lose control even in the wet, the 3.0 CS was a good looking coupe with attitude and a fine platform on which to model the 6 series.

6 series interior
6 series interior

The latest BMW 6 series convertible.

As you can see the BMW 6 series is a beautiful car to look at.
As you can see the BMW 6 series is a beautiful car to look at.

First appearing in 1976 the 6 series came out with the E24 models and was based on the successful 5 series. BMW ran this model from 1976 to 1989, a very long run that ended in it looking rather dated towards the end of it's production life. Resembling a 2 door version of the 7 series in being bulk ugly it was a good car, with a few problems.

That all changed with the release of the E63/4 in 2003 with a whole new look and a wide range of engines and several transmission options as well, including the 7 speed SMG gearbox and the beautiful 40 valve V10 motor with over 500 horsepower.

To make it even more desirable this series is available in a coupe or rag top and is a beautiful thing to behold!

The lumpy boot on the new one actually works with the styling and the paint color and interior trim offered are sensational. The bodywork looks as straight as a sheet of glass, the trim is immaculately stitched and fitted as are all the interior panels.

If you love the look of the new BMW 6 series I can think of very few reasons not to buy one.

This early 7 series looks a bit like an early 6 series with extra doors.
This early 7 series looks a bit like an early 6 series with extra doors.
BMW V12 motor as found in the 8 series.
BMW V12 motor as found in the 8 series.
BMW 8 series.
BMW 8 series.

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      Tommy 

      3 years ago

      / Estimado amigo Toufik, definitivamente estoy cnvieocndo de lo grande que es nuestra compaf1eda GMN Inc, quiero extenderte mis mas sinceras felicitaciones por este logro, que seguramente es fruto de la lealtad y la gran labor que has venido desarrollando desde el principio del proyecto, un abrazo grande desde Bogota-Colombia.Tu amigo Rafa Cristancho

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      earnestshub 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you for reading Nikitha, they are amongst the best in my view.

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      nikitha p 

      8 years ago from India

      I like BMW brand. It looks good in design and performance. Thanks for sharing this hub.

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      earnestshub 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      The new one is a spectacular tourer apparently I have not driven the latest one yet, although I have driven it's predecessors.

      Reports from owners are still scarce. I will drive one soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      They are really a class of their own. Well written hub.

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