2016 BMW 6-Series coupe

Pros: High-end interior trimmings; invigorating performance, especially with 650 models, Alpina, and M6; broad range of optional equipment and appearance features

Cons: Cramped rear-seat room, even in 4-door Gran Coupe models; high-performance models ride somewhat stiffly; low seating position compromises visibility somewhat

CG Says: For 2016, BMW’s 6-Series lineup sees a round of subtle updates. LED headlights are now standard across the board, and coupes and convertibles get revised front and rear fascias and a standard sport exhaust system. The Competition Package for M6 models now puts out even more horsepower—600 instead of 575. The super-premium Alpina B6 Gran Coupe also receives a bump to 600 horsepower. The BMW 6-Series roster is a line of premium grand-touring machines that deliver regal cabin trimmings, high-tech features, and invigorating performance—all at very high levels (with prices to match). The 6 Series Gran Coupe effectively fills the niche between BMW’s 5 Series and 7 Series sedans. The high-performance M6 models take the all-around athleticism even higher, but, like all 6-Series cars, their sheer size and heft means they’re not as agile as some of their smaller, lighter competitors. Base prices are steep and the options list contains many expensive extras that can push the bottom line higher still. Regardless, for those who can afford one, any 6 Series model will almost certainly delight.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 4 (5 in Gran Coupe)
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 640i coupe: $77,300
AWD 640i coupe: $80,300
640i convertible: $84,800
AWD 640i convertible: $87,800
650i coupe: $88,700
AWD 650i coupe: $91,700
650i convertible: $96,200
AWD 650i convertible: $99,200
640 Gran Coupe: $79,500
AWD 640 Gran Coupe: $82,500
650 Gran Coupe: $90,900
AWD 650 Gran Coupe: $93,900
M6 coupe: $113,400
M6 convertible: $119,700
M6 Gran Coupe: $117,200
Alpina B6 Gran Coupe: $122,200

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
315
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8
Horsepower
445
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

Optional Engine
twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8
Horsepower
552 (600 w/ Competition Package or Alpina B6)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-24

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