Parking The 6 Series is a big car and sitting low down it's not easy to see the bonnet, let alone rearwards and the boot. You're aided by a large colour display screen - something the optional sat-nav takes full advantage of. Comfort Front seat passengers sit in supportive seats boasting numerous levels of adjustment. One taps into this performance via a slick shifting six-speed manual. Inside, the car's cabin will be familiar to anyone who's sat in a 5 Series. It is too easy to hit the gas and brake pedals simultaneously. Surround yourself with enough automotive finery, and you can envision yourself as James Bond, a Hollywood star or maybe even a top-notch race driver.
However, where the two cars differ is, obviously, in the way they look. Top up, the 645Ci could be driven in the Danube without leaking, and it seals out noise and looks wicked—almost chopped—with trailing flying buttresses similar to those on Ferrari's F355 Spider. It is one of the most complete cars I've driven for some time. Stick to the standard size wheels and you minimise the chance of experiencing a jarring ride over poorly surfaced roads. Dark trim works best inside, too. Didn't matter that it was jacket and hat weather with rain threatening any moment, it's in the rules; you have to have the top down. Can this new 6-series appeal in the same way as the car so deeply loved 25 years ago? This was probably the most surprising aspect of the 630i.
A bigger nod of respect is due to the interior; our test car was fitted with several options but still impressed. Make no mistake though, you'll need plenty of room to manoeuvre this car, and it pays to take it slowly in tight multi-storey car parks. The decent sprinting ability is reflected in the 6. The same as found in the 330i, and soon to follow in , this new engine is a marvel. With the newly designed exterior matched to a gracious interior, it is much less disappointing than the same-year Bangle-styled 7 series.
The latest grand tourer from Munich is this car, the new 6-series. Looks wise this car is probably the most opinion dividing Bangle design in production. For sure, I was on my best behavior: obeying traffic laws, keeping my eyes on the road and being courteous to fellow motorists. Unfortunately styling wise this is less than a success. Elsewhere, the suspension is firm but not uncomfortably so, while the car as a whole is just as happy on the motorway as it is around town or on your favourite A-road. Car safety When you're paying a lot for a car like this you expect a full complement of safety features.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. It bears many of the details of the 1970s 6-series, particularly in the nose treatment. Rear seat occupants don't fare quit so well, as clambering through the gap between folded front seat and door pillar will prove undignified for many adults. Most complaints come from people who choose not to read the instruction manual, as to do so makes it harder to understand how it works. The 645's back seat is every bit as useless as a Camaro's, too. Our test car had the beautiful-shifting manual that gets a shorter 3.
In the real world this new high tech 3-litre in-line six offers as much pace as most people would ever need. What I hadn't expected was a handling fluency and a degree of body control and cross-country pace normally associated with M-power cars. Minimal head and legroom in the back means rear seat occupants are less well catered for. Staying in the present, combine the car's modest fuel economy with its premium insurance grouping and you'll need more than a few pennies to run it - and that's just the entry level 630i. The 6 Series for the 21st century continues the old car's tradition in being a smooth, competent and long-legged cruiser.
A limited-production, high-performance V10-powered M6 is new. Whatever you think of the Bangle styling, the Convertible is no babe amongst high-end drop-tops; the removal of the roof is not so successful from a styling viewpoint compared to the Coupe. It's also no slouch, so self-restraint would have to form a large part of a novice's driving routine. Costs The 6 Series isn't a cheap car. The car's back seats will accommodate small ones with ease, although access via the folded front seats will be tricky.
And leave your friends at home; although a four seat car, the rears are more for children or occasional trips to the pub for lunch rather than carrying six-foot adults for hundreds of miles. As well as being wholly transparent unlike most mesh wind deflectors , once off down the road it allowed just enough breeze to remind the occupants the roof was down, but not so much to turn them into Sideshow Bob clones. The steering is feelsome but perhaps a little light, even with the electronic sport mode selected, but this aspect only looks weak because the rest of the package is so good. Six-speed manual gearbox is standard fit, with auto 'box a cost option. Thankfully the 6 Series wants for nothing in this department. At least the power assisted steering requires little effort at low speeds, and the parking sensors prove invaluable. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog.