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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-16-2008, 07:39 AM
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Hi guys, thinking hard about ordering a 650i soon, waiting to test drive it next month when dealer gets one in, drove a 2004 645i and was impressed. I've decided on Space Gray/cream, all packages, comfort, active steering. Was planning on getting the HUD as everyone seems to love it, or wish they had it, but am a little confused as some people say they can't see it with polarized glasses, which I use all the time, others say they can see it. Also would lose the green band windshield glass, which may be useful to have. So my questions are (and I did a search before posting):

Can the HUD be seen with polarized glasses? Especially if you wear Revo's like myself.

For those with the green band glass, does it make a noticeable difference in deflecting heat?

Thanks for any responses. I'm pretty excited as this would be my first luxury car.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:28 AM
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Great option!

I just picked up my '08 650 last month and love the HUD. You are correct though with the glasses. It is more difficult to see with Maui Jim's or Revos etc. You will get used to how you have to look at the windshield. Not worth you not getting it though, that's for sure. The car is awesome. Very quick and luxurious. Cannot go wrong. Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:46 AM
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if you set the hud britness to full you cab just see the hud. you can also turn your head slightly and see it as well. i actually had non pol clip on made. when the glare gets too high then i switch.

i really recommend the ACC cruise. i got it because of nerve damage in my leg. once you get the ACC you'll never regret the purchase. i really notice the difference when i drive my wifes 330 w/o the ACC. the new 650 have the stop and go ACC. this will completely stop the car and then resume when the front car starts. really make daily comunting enjoyable [ if that possible]. on long drive it a god sent [ esp to my leg].
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:51 AM
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I wouldn't have ordered it but it came with my new car. Turns out I love it and it's quite "usable". Definately does not work with any polarized shades. So, for me, it's most useful at night. Or you have to buy non-polarized glasses.
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:32 PM
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I have used HUD with both polarized and non-polarized glasses. With polarized turn the brightness up.

For those with bad eyesight neither may work for you as HUD relies on glare to work.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:30 PM
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FYI..I pretty sure HUD deletes Green band windshield
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:01 PM
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For those with bad eyesight neither may work for you as HUD relies on glare to work.[/QUOTE]

Perhaps that's why HUD totally disappears when I wear my Maui Jims. I'm an baby boomer with bad close up vision.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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I have used HUD with both polarized and non-polarized glasses. With polarized turn the brightness up.

For those with bad eyesight neither may work for you as HUD relies on glare to work.
Huh? bad eyesight..what are you doing driving then asks the Ophthalmologist
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:37 PM
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Huh? bad eyesight..what are you doing driving then asks the Ophthalmologist
For you kids that aren't there yet, the close up sight lessens but the distance stays razor sharp. So driving is clear and beautiful. You will find out.
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:29 AM
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For you kids that aren't there yet, the close up sight lessens but the distance stays razor sharp. So driving is clear and beautiful. You will find out.
Hmm..well not if your getting "old"..those cataracts will drop the old razor sharp eyesight..HEHE
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:24 AM
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FYI..I pretty sure HUD deletes Green band windshield
Yes I know that, hence my question regarding it.

Thanks for the replies so far.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:35 AM
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For those with bad eyesight neither may work for you as HUD relies on glare to work.
Perhaps that's why HUD totally disappears when I wear my Maui Jims. I'm an baby boomer with bad close up vision. [/QUOTE]

I SEE your point.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:54 PM
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Got Serenget Aviators that are almost clear at the bottom (to see the instruments and HUD) then darkening using a photochromic gradient toward the top to see the road in all lighting conditions. Maui Jim's are great outside, but the Serengeti's are the best for driving.
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I am making plans to purchase an M6 (I'm from the E83 side of things, but no worries...I used to be a "real" BMW owner of E30's too ).

Have any of you guys heard about interference posed to radar detectors due to windshield type? I thought there were some issues with the HUD-type WS w/radar detectors.

Any info appreciated before I go and buy...and can't use a "safety radar device".

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I have never had any issues regarding interference with my HUD and my hardwired V1 mounted just above my rear view mirror.

The tint band at the top of the windshield is not that effective in my opinion. I am sure it slightly detracts from my V1's range, however I have not noticed a difference. I have it mounted in such a way that it seems to be right on the edge of the band, but not totally covering the sensor area. BTW - I don't think I have the GREEN one, but I do have a tint band....

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:21 AM
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:42 PM
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Or you have to buy non-polarized glasses.

Good to know. I'm a huge MJ fan and wear nothing but.
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:04 AM
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Never had a problem seeing with my hud, i would also just turn up the brightness setting to see with P. Glasses. This option came with mine and i have to say tough to drive my other car without it.
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Good to know. I'm a huge MJ fan and wear nothing but.
I've got a couple pairs of Mauis and have no problem seeing the HUD in most lighting situations. I turn it up full but sometimes when the sun is hitting it perfectly it's hard to see but it's like that without sunglasses. I also have my windshield tinted so idk how that affect it.

BTW my fav driving glasses are the Maui Jim Akoni in this color



Also my last car had HUD and I hope all future cars have it. I never look at the speedometer cluster when driving now. On manuals I go by sound for shifting.
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