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The Top Gear car review:BMW 6 Series

Overall verdict
The BMW 6-Series is a luxurious, huge Coupe that, thankfully, now looks good again. But it's no sports coupe


Excellent diesel engine, good to live with


A better car in 4dr Gran Coupe form, M6 is disappointing


What is it?

BMW’s enormous GT that’s best seen as a continent crosser rather than the dynamic sports car many expect. Don’t bother with the petrol engines and choose the peachy diesel: yes, it’s preferable even to the mighty M6, which somehow misses the target.

Last year’s facelift saw the grille widened and the bumpers reshaped among other things. Truth be told, the differences aren’t huge (as you’ve probably noticed)

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
650i [449] M Sport 2dr Auto
4.6s 206g/km 32.1 449 £72,995
The cheapest
640i SE 2dr Auto
5.3s 176g/km 37.2 320 £60,225
The greenest
640d SE 2dr Auto
5.3s 143g/km 52.3 313 £63,295
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