2008 BMW 6 Series  -  $104,125


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $104,125
Base Invoice: $96,100
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $3,000
Trim: 2dr Cpe M6
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 11 | Hwy: 17
Body Style: M6 Coupe
Transmission: MDrive system
Engine: 5.0L DOHC 40-valve V10 engine

Model News

Mostly unchanged, the BMW 6-Series receives minor freshening and equipment changes for 2008. The front end has been restyled to increase air intake for engine cooling, and the trunk lid has also been reshaped. LEDs accent the taillights and turn signals. Inside, iDrive's programming has been tweaked for greater ease of use.

On the 650i coupe and convertible, the two optional six-speed automatic transmissions from 2007--the Sportronic and the sequential manual gearbox (SMG)--have been replaced by a new six-speed sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Also newly optional are high beam assist and a lane departure warning system. The Logic7 surround sound has dropped off the list of options, and you can now get the M6 with a heated steering wheel. The adaptive cruise control has been enhanced with a "stop and go" feature to make driving in traffic less stressful.


Pros

High performance in all regards; exceptional seats; comfortable ride; high-tech options.


Model Highlights

BMW's performance luxury coupe and convertible 6-Series models are available in the U.S. primarily in 650i form for 2008, which includes a 360-horsepower, 4.8L V8 engine with variable valve timing and variable intake lifts and a dual exhaust system. The engine is matched to two possible transmissions: a six-speed manual transmission and, new for 2008, a six-speed sport automatic transmission with steering wheel paddles.

The convertible model has a thick, well-insulated soft top with an electrically retractable glass window; overall its coefficient of drag is almost as good as the coupe's, which should result in low wind noise. It includes additional body reinforcements and an Automatic Rollover Protection System.

The 650i includes many features geared toward enthusiastic driving, without giving up comfort when it's appreciated. The Dynamic Driving Control system is standard, with which the driver can change the behavior of a number of controls, including the throttle, transmission, and steering feel, with a Normal or Sport setting. Active Roll Stabilization, which aids in flat cornering, is also standard, and vehicle speed-sensitive steering is also standard. An Active Steering system, which varies the steering ratio according to speed and other conditions, is optional.

Big four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes are standard, along with 18-inch run-flat tires. An optional Sport Package brings 19-inch wheels with performance tires in staggered sizes, front to back, for improved performance. There are also some innovative lighting features; xenon adaptive headlamps swivel slightly to the side to help illuminate into corners, and adaptive brake lights shine brighter during hard braking. To remove three things from the list of driver worries, there are new options for high beam assist and a lane departure warning system, and the adaptive cruise control now features a "stop and go" function.

Inside, the 6-Series is a 2+2, meaning that the back seat only has enough space for small children. For front passengers, the experience is high-tech and luxurious. All 6-ers includes BMW's iDrive system, enhanced for 2008, which combines controls for communication, audio, climate control, and navigation into a menu system accessed through a haptic controller mounted on the center console. A Pearl leather option, with different stitching and Nasca leather trim, offers a more supple feel relative to the standard Dakota leather.

The 6-Series models come very well equipped as luxury cars, but especially notable standard equipment includes power seats with adjustable lumbar support, leather upholstery, a power moonroof (on coupes), and a dual-zone climate control with odor filtration and humidity control. The standard sound system includes eight speakers and two subwoofers.

At the top of the range is the high-performance M6 model, with a 500-horsepower, 5.0L V10 engine and seven-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG). BMW claims a 0-60 time of only 4.5 seconds, though the major magazines have clocked it even faster. The M6 is available in both coupe and convertible variants, and loaded with equipment to make it track-ready, such as a G-sensitive lubrication system, a variable differential lock, a specially designed suspension, a performance-calibrated version of the DSC stability system, an Electronic Damping Control (EDC) system that allows customizable settings, and a twin-chamber exhaust system that allows two different sound characteristics.


Value Writeup

The 2008 BMW 6-Series sedan stands apart from its 5-Series sibling thanks to its high-tech, performance-oriented features, which enable it to fill the double role of sports car and comfy luxury coupe. And the exclusive M6 model has performance to rival many exotics from specialty sports car makers, while still having enough refinement for everyday driving.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
17 MPG

Cruising Range - City
203.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
314.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas V10

Displacement
5.0L/305

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
500 @ 7750

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
383 @ 6100

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
SMG

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.99

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.81

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
81.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.4 in

Second Head Room
35.6 in

Second Leg Room
30.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
49.4 in

Wheelbase
109.5 in

Length, Overall
191.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in

Height, Overall
54.0 in

Track Width, Front
61.7 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Trunk Volume
13.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3909 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
M Sport

Suspension Type - Rear
M Sport

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link

Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Variable

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
13.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.7 x 1.42 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.6 x 0.94 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V446000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
198352

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 5-SERIES, 6-SERIES, AND MODEL YEAR 2002-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES. A CHECK VALVE OF THE BRAKE VACUUM PUMP MAY LEAK A SMALL AMOUNT OF LUBRICATING OIL. OVER TIME THIS COULD RESULT IN CONTAMINATION OF THE BRAKE BOOSTER.

Consequence
POWER ASSIST BRAKING PERFORMANCE COULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. IN EXTREME CASES THERE COULD BE A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER ASSIST BRAKING. AN UNEXPECTED REDUCTION OR LOSS IN POWER BRAKING ASSIST MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A REMEDY OR AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

5.0L DOHC 40-valve V10 engine-inc: M high-pressure double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing

Direct ignition system w/pencil coils

Ionic-current knock control

(10) individual electronically controlled throttle butterflies w/variable throttle response, 3-setting max pwr level

G-sensitive semi-dry oil sump lubrication system

Aluminum block & cylinder heads w/bedplate construction

Engine start/stop button

7-speed sequential manual gearbox (SMG)-inc: Drivelogic, (11) shift programs, launch control

M variable differential lock

M dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode

Rear wheel drive

Aluminum double-pivot independent strut-type front M sport suspension-inc: M calibration, double-joint spring strut front axle w/aluminum crossbar

4-link integral independent rear M sport suspension w/M calibration

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

Electronic damping control (EDC)-inc: (3) driver settings, infinite firmness variability

P255/40ZR19 front performance tires

P285/35ZR19 rear performance tires

M mobility system-inc: compressor w/sealant to fix flat tires

19" x 8.5" M double spoke cast alloy front wheels (style 167M)

19" x 9.5" M double spoke cast alloy rear wheels (style 167M)

M Servotronic vehicle-speed-sensitive variable assist pwr steering-inc: 2-setting M dynamics control

4-wheel M vacuum-assisted vented cross-drilled compound disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Twin-chamber exhaust system w/twin dual chrome-plated tailpipes

Toolkit

Carbon fiber roof

Pwr tilt glass panorama moonroof w/pwr shade

Wraparound body-colored carbon fiber front/rear M bumpers w/hydraulic energy absorbers

M front spoiler

Integrated rear spoiler

Side gills in front fender

Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, luminous rings, retractable headlight cleaning system

Daytime running lights

Clear turn signal indicators

Adaptive brakelights

LED ground illumination

Auto-dimming pwr folding heated M exterior mirrors-inc: 3-position memory, passenger tilt-down in reverse

Rain-sensing windshield wipers-inc: articulated passenger wiper arm, single-wipe control, heated washer jets

Rear M apron/air diffuser

Shadowline trim

Illuminated door handles w/heated driver door lock

Extended Merino leather seat upholstery

16-way pwr heated front sport seats-inc: 4-way pwr lumbar, 2-way thigh support, adjustable side bolsters, 2-way manual headrests, 3-setting driver seat memory

Ski bag

Adjustable front center armrest

2-level front center console w/phone provisions

Fold-up rear center armrest

Front floor mats

Illuminated "M" door sill trim

Pwr tilt/telescopic M multi-function leather-wrapped sport steering wheel-inc: SMG paddles, M drive function, cruise control, audio controls, Bluetooth controls, 3-position memory, auto tilt-up

LCD main & trip odometers

M-design instrument cluster w/white-illuminated gauges-inc: oil temp, tachometer variable warning segment

Comprehensive check control vehicle monitor system

Tire pressure monitor

Outside temp display

Pwr front windows-inc: key-off operation, 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, closing from exterior lock

Central locking-inc: double-lock anti-theft feature, selective unlocking

Remote keyless entry-inc: selective unlocking, double-lock feature, remote trunk release, window open, alarm, panic feature

Vehicle & key memory

Interior pwr trunk release

MDrive system-inc: 1-touch selection of preferred combinations of throttle/pwr settings, transmission programs, EDC modes, DSC modes w/de-activation mode

BMW universal transceiver (3-function garage door opener)

iDrive-inc: 8-function on-board computer, BMW on-board navigation system, 8.8" screen w/16:9 format, force feedback controller, auto ventilation, TeleService, phone memory & dialing functions, voice command system

Real time traffic info w/(4) year subscription

Alarm system w/interior motion detector

Coded driveaway protection

BMW Assist-inc: auto collision notification, SOS button, roadside assistance, TeleService, (4) year subscription

Bluetooth wireless technology-inc: phonebook downloading, speech recognition

Front/rear park distance control (PDC)

LOGIC7 sound system-inc: anti-theft AM/FM stereo, CD changer, MP3 capability, (13) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, digital sound processing, radio data system (RDS), auto-store

Satellite radio prep

3-channel FM diversity antenna

Tri-zone auto climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, heat-at-rest function, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation, humidity control, bi-directional solar sensor

Rear window defroster

Locking glove compartment w/rechargeable take-out flashlight

12V pwr outlet

Front/rear cupholders

Illuminated door storage compartments

Madeira walnut wood trim

Dual front sunvisors w/illuminated mirrors

Courtesy lights-inc: fade in/out feature, front footwells, dual front reading lights, door handles

BMW ambiance lighting

Seatback storage compartments

Illuminated SMG shifter

Fully finished trunk w/reversible anti-slip trunk mat

4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Driver/front passenger dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger deployment sensor

Front side-impact airbags

Head protection system

Active knee protection airbags

Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems

Active crash safety management (ACSM)

Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners & force limiters

Height-adjustable front safety belts

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

LATCH attachments for attachment of child-restraint seats

M Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: all-speed traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, M dynamic mode, disable switch

Impact sensor (disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors)

Battery safety terminal

Interlocking door anchoring system

Daytime running lights

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,000

 
7-SPEED SEQUENTIAL MANUAL GEARBOX (SMG)
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
EXTENDED MERINO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FULL MERINO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$3,500

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$200

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$1,000

 
SOFT-CLOSE AUTOMATIC DOORS
$600

 
CARBON FIBER BLACK TRIM
$300

 
MADEIRA WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
OLIVE WOOD TRIM
$0

 
HIGH BEAM ASSISTANT
$250

 
HEAD-UP DISPLAY
$1,200

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
ENHANCED PREMIUM SOUND
$700

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