NEW FOR 2014:
BMW’s biggest coupe makes the move into 2014 unchanged. (For information on the new 6 Series Gran Coupe, see the separate buyer’s guide entry on that model.) The 6 Series comes as the 650i xDrive, with a 4.4L turbocharged V8 making 445 hp and 479 lb-ft, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive. Then, there’s the M6, with a motor that looks similar on paper, but tuned for 560 hp and 500 lb-ft. It trades 650i’s eight-speed and AWD for a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive. Once you’ve chosen fast or faster, all that’s left is to decide if you want the coupe or convertible version of either model.
Standard kit in coupe and convertible models includes 19-inch wheels, adaptive Xenon headlights, LED foglights, electric parking brake with auto-hold, heated windshield washers, front and rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, tire pressure warning, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, intelligent keyless entry, antracite roofliner, dynamic cruise control, heated steering wheel, power tilt-and-telescopic steering, leatherette-trimmed upper dash, heated Dakota leather front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, nine-speaker stereo with auxiliary input, USB integration, satellite radio, Bluetooth, 10.2-inch iDrive display, and navigation with voice control.
The M6 is similarly equipped, but gets 20-inch wheels and upgraded brakes.