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The Top Gear car review:BMW 6 Series Convertible

Overall verdict
Replaces shock value with class and refinement, and is better for it.


640d diesel is an absolute gem, well-equipped


Restricted boot-space will irritate committed grand-tourers


What is it?

The old 6-Series was seemingly designed by a team of blindfolded chimps throwing parts into a bath in a BMW spares warehouse. So this time BMW has given it a more sensible getup, as well as ditching any notion of it being a sportscar. Fret not, though – it drives even better now, and it’s still flash, except now in a “I’ve got a second home in the Seychelles” sort of way, as opposed to a “I’ve got the means to have you kneecapped” kind of way.

Take note: the 6 has just been handed a (minor) facelift, which in true German fashion has made every little bit of the 6 a tiny bit better. Nice.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
650i [449] M Sport 2dr Auto
4.6s 213g/km 31.0 449 £78,595
The cheapest
640i SE 2dr Auto
5.5s 179g/km 36.7 320 £66,125
The greenest
640d SE 2dr Auto
5.5s 149g/km 50.4 313 £69,195
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