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BMW 6 Series, Coupe, Convertible
Jan 28, 2003 (10:10 am)
The new M6 is to get V10 500Bhp engine and will be BMW's most powerful car
Reaches the UK in 2005 & will be priced to take on Porsche 911 Carrera,
Aston Martin DB8, & new super-coupes from Mercedes & Audi. The new
aspirated engine will be upped to 5.5 liters, will acknowledge BMW's F1
involvement as well as competing with rivals stratospehic power outputs
without resorting to either Turbocharging or Supercharging.
6-Speed manual or Automatic gearbox, with BMW's third generation version
of the SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) will also be on offer.
Weight is likely to be 3700lbs, but expect a 0-60mph time of under 4.6secs.
Top speed will be electronically limited to 155Mph, but unlimited it
should be capable of over 186Mph.
Aluminium underpinings, with a combination of struts & multilink
suspension at the rear. It shares it's basic geometry with the forthcoming
new 5-Series due in Sept 2003, but many components will be unique to the M6.
BMW's Active steering are also being modified to suit the hardened performance.
The cars more muscular appearance hints of 7-Series with Z9 Concept. Setting
it apart from the standard 6-Series is a deeper front air dam with larger
cooling vents, 19" Alloys, flared wheel arches, chunky side sills & lower
rear valance with a diffuser-style duct, the M6 styling changes will also
reduce downforce at speed.
#17 of 291 BMW 6 Series - Prices and Comments
Mar 04, 2003 (8:50 pm)
I've been wondering about the new 6 Coupe -- any word on price?
Based on the 5 platform, will it be a re-styled Coupe version of the 5, and take the legendary (regretfully dropped) 6 Series name? Then what, a few grand more than a 5 like you have comparing the 3 series Sedan/Coupe? It's sure not a successor to the 8 series, as interesting as that car was.
Maybe the 5-6 Sedan/Coupe is targeted like Accura does with the TL-CL --- but to satisfy the growing number of Coupe lovers who like BMW, but want more than a 3 series?
Accura compares theirs with 5's, but except for size they're more like a 3 series. It makes ACCURA seem a better value if compared to the 5 than to the 3.
I've had an '87 BMW635 for nine months, and love the car. I gather it's more a Coupe version of the 7 series from the 80's. Sticker price was over $50K, and the size and features seem to be a lot more than the 5 series from that day. Many of the 6's technology and features seem to have carried over to my 1997 3 Series, but the new 3's go past it in many ways.
I'd love to wait for the new 6, but am afraid it's going to be too expensive for my means. Maybe if I get a 325 Coupe now, I can trade (lease??) a new (or used??) 6 in a few years after we see how well it works out.
Jun 05, 2003 (9:16 pm)
Your 1987 6-series was based on the 5-series of the day. Your car and the upcoming 6 will cost a hefty premium over the 5 it is based upon because of the limited production of the coupe body. I believe only about 3500 6-series a year were sold in the USA during it's '80's run. Do you want to shock yourself? Find out what a taillight lens costs for your car.
The Acura CL costs slightly less than the TL, but most of the parts are the same. The German coupes share no body parts. The Mercedes coupe version of their sedans typically cost about ten grand more. How do they do it? Lack of volume, volume, volume.
#19 of 291 BMW 6 Series.... will it be exciting?
Jun 07, 2003 (11:40 am)
I have heard alot about BMW's new releases. Not a big fan of there convertibles, they look so bland just like Mercedes Benz. The 6 Series, with its 230 horsepower Inline 4 looks exciting and very new. Even though I am not so hot with the headlights, I like the car. It looks like a practical BMW. Since BMW gets alot of sales in the United States, I am not surprised that there finally focusing on there entry level vehicles. Hope this won't blow the BMW 3 Series Coupe....
#20 of 291 Flagship 6 series.....
Jun 07, 2003 (1:55 pm)
I am confused as to where the 6 will fit into the BMW line. It seems like it would fit into the same category as the CL Mercedes. It looks big enough in the picture(s). the M6 would be direct competition to the CL55. Perhaps I'm wrong, but that makes the most sense IMO.
#21 of 291 why do we buy bmw's?
Jun 19, 2003 (4:29 pm)
DON'T WE BUY BIMMERS, FOR THIER POWER, PERFORMANCE, HANDLING, ETC. I KNOW STYLING "MAY" BE IMPORTANT, BUT I'LL BUY A 745 OR 760 ANYDAY. PLUS I LIKE THE FACT THAT THESE BMW'S DO NOT HAVE TO RESORT TO SUPER OR TURBO CHARGERS LIKE AUDI AND MERCEDES. NATURAL ASPIRATION IS THE WAY I'LL GO. P.S. I'VE SEEN REPORTS THAT THE NEW M6 WHICH IS GOING TO BE BUILT IS AROUND $80,000. CL 500 IS ABOUT $90,000, CL 600 ABOUT $119,000. QUITE A BARGAIN.
#22 of 291 dumb question about mercedes.
Jun 19, 2003 (4:35 pm)
WHY DOESN'T MERCEDES MAKE THE CL55, S55 AMG FASTER AND POWERFUL THAN THE CL600 AND S600. THAT'S LIKE THE NEW 545I BEING FASTER THAN THE M5. IT SEEMS THAT ALL THE AMG MODELS SHOULD OUTPERFORM THE OTHER CARS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLASS, LIKE BMW'S M-DIVISION. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK ON THIS.
Jun 24, 2003 (7:08 pm)
The Cl600 and the S600 are the flagship cars of Mercedes-Benz. They have a lot more ammenities that are standard and you get the image that doesn't come with the 55's. The 600 is for the customer who wants more luxury, and the 55 is for the buyer who wants a more performance oriented vehicle.
Jul 10, 2003 (6:57 pm)
They finally have 6 Series pictures (4 of them, 3 exterior, 1 interior)
I myself do not like it!
#25 of 291 Pleasant surprise: I like it!
Jul 10, 2003 (7:53 pm)
Having seen pictures of the new BMW 645Ci, I actually LIKE the design of the new car. The lines are surprisingly beautiful, and the front and rear ends aren't overstyled like it is with the new BMW 530i saloon.