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.
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.
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!
These photos are amazing!
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.
Great car, pity about the weight increase.
M6 should be spectacular!
M6 or SL63?
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!
Stunning car . . . the coupe looks superb aswell!
Those were the days
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
its really more of a GT than a car to go crazy on twisty mountain roads
(who the hell does that anyway?)
on that particual road…. me, great fun
What speed do you have to be doing to stay dry?
Thanks for the question. We were staying dry anywhere from around 60km/h and above.
Nice. Thanks for the answer
not a good idea to slow down for traffic lights then
awesome, you’re welcome for the thanks.
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.
Brilliant redesign and that interior looks amazing!
Oh if only I had the money. I can’t believe how efficient that V8 can be.
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.
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.