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BMW 6 Series, Coupe, Convertible
#44 of 291 Updates and opinions...
Oct 25, 2003 (6:08 pm)
According to my local dealer, the 645ci will be priced at $60k to $75k. This car is available now in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for $75,170.00.
The original 6 series was slotted between the 5 series sedans and the 7 series sedans in price. They were based on the five series just as this one will be.
In my opinion, the "eighties" 5 and 6 series cars were two of the most beautiful cars ever made. The new one, like all new BMWs, have morphed into a higher-wasted more "bubble" like machine. I like the old ones better, but I also understand that this is a cutting-edge manufacturer. We will eventually get used to the styling and appreciate the machine for what it is intended to do.
With that said- My sixty+ year-old boss has leased three 7 series models as his last three cars. The dealer gave him a new 2004 to drive for a few days as his lease is ending, he hated the i-drive. He's now looking at a Jaguar XJ8.
#46 of 291 Potentially stupid question...
Nov 07, 2003 (7:14 am)
Why is the 645ci so d*** expensive? What is the $10,000-$15,000 difference between it and the 545i?
Nov 09, 2003 (5:46 pm)
In the first drive pictures I can see the SMG shift buttons just inside the steering wheel rim but also see a stick in the center console. Why is there still a stick?
#49 of 291 I once took a quick look at SMG in an M3...
Nov 09, 2003 (6:31 pm)
The stick is for forward vs reverse and also must be placed in a certain way to start the engine. I think I am correct on this at least.
#50 of 291 RWD Lux/Sport
Nov 14, 2003 (12:57 pm)
Okay, I know BMW... but what other manufacturers offer either coupe or sedan RWD, lux sport. Here is what I have:
What other ones can you guys think of?
#51 of 291 I saw one
Nov 18, 2003 (10:45 am)
Robb Report was shooting photographs in the Napa Valley of what they said was the only 645 in the US. It was black and looked very good in person, lots of presence.
I have to be honest, it still looks vaguely Pontiac in the front and vaguely Chrysler in the rear. Still I am sure the driving is all BMW.
The best news I heard from my dealer was that the pricing will start around $62,000 base MSRP.
I have a CLK 55 Cabriolet on order and should receive it in January and wondering which I will enjoy more. I think AMG has just about made BMW irrelevant.
#52 of 291 2004 avaliablity????
Dec 10, 2003 (7:22 pm)
i have decided to replace my wife's '99 ML320 with either a new 2004 MB S430 or 2004 BMW 645Ci (decided to drop the Cayenne S)
do you have go to to your local dealership to go on the waiting list? knowing how popular this car is going to be, i would think so (recalling the '98 ML320 wait; 9 months!).
#53 of 291 6 series availability
Dec 11, 2003 (12:11 pm)
I have been told by two dealers that there will be gouging on the initial 6 series cars. Given the teething pains BMW had with the 7 series in the first year, I would say a 2005 is the better choice. Also, at first I heard the base price would be just a little more than the 5 series, now I hear it is a little more than the 7 series which puts a loaded coupe in the high $70's and a loaded convertible in the mid $80's.