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  • Karl Krankschaft

    600nm at 1750 rpm 300kw and only 10.7 l/100km. Damn I love German engineering.. Not sure about the looks though. It seems as though they’re having trouble improving on the looks of their already stunning cars. Wouldn’t be easy either.

    • Labrys

      The problem for BMW is that if they stray too far from the current design they inevitably end up getting a lot of flack for it.
      They are in a position where they can’t innovate too much in their design because the run the risk of alienating a lot of their customers.

  • Alex

    Looks superb. The last 6 series required a bit more tolerance in its rather inconsistent design, however this car looks brilliant from every angle. BMW has managed to showcase its sporting heritage, all while doing so in a very classy looking and refined package. And the interior, well it looks perfect, very driver oriented. Let’s bring on the new M6 now!

  • Sandy

    These photos are amazing!

  • Hjalle

    This car has its elements, but overall I like the previous 6 Series more. It was just more exciting and interesting to look at. This is still a nice car though but given the choice I would buy the previous one.

  • The Realist

    Great car, pity about the weight increase.

    M6 should be spectacular!

  • UMWHAT

    M6 or SL63?

  • Alexander

    looks wise it’s a decent improvement, but it’s drivetrains have got ana amazing balance between performance and economy. The interior also looks very, very nice, that screen is huge!

  • Jazrod

    Stunning car . . . the coupe looks superb aswell!

  • zanx

    Those were the days

  • Gixr

    More barge than boat looking, 2000Kg with the weight saving, how much would it have weighed if they hadn’t tried. shouldn’t this pay the road tax of a semi

  • UMWHAT

    its really more of a GT than a car to go crazy on twisty mountain roads

    (who the hell does that anyway?)

    • matt

      on that particual road…. me, great fun

  • Mark

    What speed do you have to be doing to stay dry?

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au Karl Peskett

      Hi Mark.

      Thanks for the question. We were staying dry anywhere from around 60km/h and above.

      • Mark

        Nice. Thanks for the answer

        • Peter

          not a good idea to slow down for traffic lights then

  • UMWHAT

    awesome, you’re welcome for the thanks.

  • http://warungcenter.blogspot.com/ encek azie

    nice, amazing

  • M

    Great looking design – just hope BM handling finesse has not been eroded again – found my current shape 5series just lacks the balance and handling clarity of earlier large BMs I owned – feels quite soft having owned it for a number of months – appears you need to really pic/choose the right suspension/steering/tyre options to gain the best result – as against the old days where you were simply supplied a perfectly balanced solution.

  • Marc

    Brilliant redesign and that interior looks amazing!

    Oh if only I had the money. I can’t believe how efficient that V8 can be.

  • Kim.

    I dont know how many convertibles you have driven but its the same for all of them. You stay dry if you’re doing a reasonable speed (40-60km/h) depending on the rain.

    Its not exclusive to the 6 series because of its special aerodynamics, its the same for all convertibles. The BMW just fed you BS, yes its aerodynamics, but it also applies to all the other convertibles.

    I’d like reviews based off experience not what the sales people tell you.

    • Devil’s Advocate

      I wouldn’t quite go that far as to say that ALL convertibles do that Kim. Sure this may be true from the air just behind the top of the windscreen, however there are a many convertibles out there, especially the the older ones, where you will still get wet/damp as the air swirls from just behind the windscreen towards the rear of the car initally and then moves forward again towards the low pressure area created inside the cabin ie, where you are sitting. In that case some of the drops of rain/moisture will be drawn into the cabin from behind you and not from above. In otherwords, you can still get wet/damp. It is the same principle that causes a motorcycle’s instruments to still get drops of rain on them even though they are behind a fairing. Even if the fairing covers the binacle from directly above. I see this every time I ride my bike in the rain even without stopping, and the instrument binacle on my bike is quite deeply recessed under the front fairing.

      To prevent this from happening it does require “special” aerodynamics (or “wind” screens that pop up behind the driver when you have the top down in many cases) to prevent or more accurately control the turbulent air movement after it passes over the top of the front windscreen so it doesn’t re-enter the cabin from the rear of the car. However you are correct with one thing though, it is not unique to the 6 series.

BMW 6 Series Specs

50i : 4.4L TURBO MPFI - 8 SP AUTOMATIC - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 2D CONVERTIBLE
Car Details
Make
BMW
Model
6
Variant
50i
Series
F12
Year
2011
Body Type
2D CONVERTIBLE
Seats
4
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
TURBO MPFI
Engine Size
4.4L
Cylinders
TURBO V8
Max. Torque
600Nm @  1750rpm
Max. Power
300kW @  5500rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
154.6W/kg
Bore & Stroke
89x88.3mm
Compression Ratio
10
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
8 SP AUTOMATIC
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
70
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
10.7L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1940
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1365mm
Length
4895mm
Width
1894mm
Ground Clearance
123mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
11.7
Front Rim Size
8.5x19
Rear Rim Size
9.0x19
Front Tyres
245/40 R19
Rear Tyres
275/35 R19
Wheel Base
2855
Front Track
1594
Rear Track
1629
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Comfort Seats Front, Heated Front Seats
Control & Handling
Adaptive Drive, 19 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Driver
Head Up Display, Mobile Phone Connectivity, Parking Distance Control
Engine & Transmission
Dynamic Drive
Exterior
Electric Top, Fog Lights - Front, Metallic Paint
Interior
Leather Upholstery
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags
Security
Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft, Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Optional Features
Control & Handling
20 Inch Alloy Wheels
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker
Other
Service Interval
24 months /  25,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-M-7
Country of Origin
GERMANY