When will they unbangle this car???
Hmm, let’s not start a design argument. I’ve come to quite like the 6 Series personally, but why haven’t they brought the 630i or 635d to Australia? Don’t they realise that if they want to actually sell some they need to cost about $80,000 less than that? I don’t mean that they should make the 650i cheaper, it’s worth the money, but they need a smaller but as impressive engine. In other words, the 630i.
It’s anything but sporty. The chassis is 5-Series based and results to a big coupe that is no 911 rival. This, like the X6 and 5-Series GT, is among the useless BMW models. The soft-top convertible is also a class down over the 3-Series which has a folding metal roof. What they should build is a smaller 2-door that sits above the Z4 available in all the brilliant turbo engines up until the 5-litre V10 in the M5. They could also come up with a 7-seater that rides lower than the X5 and can be had with 4WD for better all-round ability for the family.
The 6-Series’ controversial styling and being less practical are hard to justify over a 5-Series, which costs significantly less and pretty much does the same thing.
how about the M6?
So this is a class down over the 3 Series because it doesn’t have a stupid metal roof? You obviously have no idea. A folding metal roof doesn’t make a car better. Going by that logic a Megane CC is a better car than a DB9 Volante.
Of course this is no 911 competitor; it’s a GT, not a super car. And it is very sporty. It handles brilliantly for such a large car and it’s really quite nimble once you get going. And when you write that they should come up with a low riding seven seater with four wheel drive, don’t you just mean a BMW R Class? The Mercedes R Class has done absolutely terribly in sales. Even the Americans don’t want it, so why would BMW make one?
Do you have any idea at all?
BMWs are about the drive, not the practicality and despite you calling the 5 Series GT and the X6 useless, they still offer excellent drives. I can say that with experience when it comes to the X6 and the 5 Series GT is getting excellent reviews.
You took the words right out of my mouth. Like the styling or not, the 6 series is still an excellent drive.
do i see a manual transmission????????