2012 BMW 6-series Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $73,600 - $86,000
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l I6 T, 4.4l V8 T
Transmissions A6, A8, M6
Fuel Economy 15-21 (city), 20-31 (highway)

The 6-Series is BMW's most exclusive 2-door model series. With a base price of over $73,000, this four-passenger coupe sits in a grey area between smaller coupe models like BMW's own 3-Series and more expensive luxury coupes like the Bentley Continental GT. Despite its generous exterior proportions, the 6-Series has a tight rear seat which actually has less legroom than the smaller 3-Series coupe. The 650i equips a 400-bhp 4.4l V8 under the hood which is paired with an either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. The 640i model pairs BMW's 3.0L inline six with an eight-speed automatic to achieve an impressive EPA rating of 21 / 31 (city / highway). BMW claims that the 650i can sprint to 60MPH in 4.9s. Like other modern BMW models, the 6-Series is chock full of exotic materials and cutting-edge driving aids. Owners can brag about the standard 10.2-inch center screen or the 20-way adjustable seats (650i).

What Changed:

The second-generation 6-series has grown appreciably longer and wider. Power is provided by either a 3.0L inline 6 (640i) or a 4.4l V8 (650i) rated at 400-bhp. An eight-speed automatic is standard on the 640i. The 650i offers a six-speed manual in addition to the automatic. The 6-Series range now includes an all-wheel-drive model (650i xDrive). The new interior features a standard 10.2-inch center screen designed to minimize glare.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
640i 3.0l I6 T (315-bhp) A8 RWD $73,600
650i 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) M6 RWD $83,000
650i 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) A6 RWD $83,000
650i xDrive 4.4l V8 T (400-bhp) A8 AWD $86,000