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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 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 06-23-2010, 05:00 PM
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Just do it! Do your homework on the car and make sure it's not a lemon. I have my 05' 6er and love it.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:58 AM
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Question about extended warranty

First time owner of BMW.

Purchased a 2007 650i Convertible with 4,500 miles and have 7 months left on original warranty.
I currently only drive 7K miles annually.

Is it worth it to buy extended warranty?
Also would anyone suggest to bring the Car into dealership for once over before warranty expires?

Appreciate your input and feedback.

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:31 AM
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Absolutely!! The extended warranty is a great piece of mind, with the 6's out of pocket repairs can be expensive so I definitely recommend a warranty. I'd check into a CPO warranty extension or go with Easy Care warranty program. Easy Care is the only warranty program that C & D vouches for.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for your input!
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:00 AM
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Just bought my first bimmer. Love it!!!! I am a vert guy once you own 1 you cant go back to putting steel over your head again, as far as price just bought blk on blk vert 39000 miles cpo bmw 2year warrenty from bmw (car was on showroom floor) meticulisly maintained asking price was 43995 got it for 38500 so shop around
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:33 PM
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Smile Love my 645

No matter what 6 series you decide to get, you won't be disappointed. I personally don't care for a convertible because its not practical for me, BUT I must admit, the convertible is awesome. Either way, the 6 series is a sporty looking car. You will get lots of compliments on your choice of BMW. Certified Preowned is the most economical way to own an expensive BMW. Just beware, the tires are Run Flat Tires which are very EXPENSIVE to replace. One tire is $800 and they say they can't be repaired but I have had 2 repaired. If they offer you tire insurance, don't turn it down. That is the only thing so far that I don't like about the car, I am looking into changing the Run flats the drawback is you won't have a spare tire. Most importantly, if you can't afford the repairs once the warranty expires, don't get the car.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:34 AM
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My first post. I just got a 2007 650 vert, titanium silver metallic with cream interior. 24,600 miles. It's in pristine condition except for a couple of tiny scratches and one very small door ding on the driver's side quarter panel. I plan to get that taken out, any success with aftermarket shops?

They did offer the tire insurance program but I declined. Anyone know if you can still buy it from them after the fact? (assuming the tire isn't flat, of course)

Thanks!
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:55 AM
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the color is amaizing

Hey i just wanna know what color is this car...
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:57 AM
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if you insist on the warrenty..

id suggest to buy the extended warrenty if you really squeeze the car on the high ways... but in general...the car is beautiful and is heavy duty...so best of luck..
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:17 PM
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I don't post a lot (since I always feel like there are more knowledgeable resources) but I do frequent bimmerfest often.

I'm interested in purchasing a used 650i vert. I found a 2007 black on beige with 42K on it. Really attractive car.

I'm currently negotiating with a dealer and should be able to get them to 36500 (orig. $39000). Car includes cold weather, comfort access, nav, HUD, sports package, Logic7, M6 Wheels, PDC. On the downside, the dealer only has a single key and the existing tires should be replaced within the next few thousand miles.

Does this seem like a good deal? Are there any pitfalls that I should take into consideration. Currently extended the warranty is pretty high on my priority list if I move on this vehicle.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:53 PM
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not a bad deal. Key is about $150, tires are a bit high. I just purchased a set from tire rack for $1600. I purchased my 2006 this past spring for $40K with 26K miles. no winter pkg but the rest about the same! Really happy with the car. real fast, real sharp, real head turner!!
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:25 AM
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I think it's a very decent deal...I puchased an 07 last month, with comfort access, sports package, prologic stereo upgrade, heated seats and the OEM 20' spoke wheels 101 ( $5900 retail) for $40k... it has 1 year left on the warranty, and tires were almost new.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:14 PM
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A year ago we traded our '05 530i with sportpac (purchased new, custom ordered and loaded)in on a new 09 750 LI. We like both cars. Now the question--I'm looking for a car for me--read 650. I love buying new, but it's getting a bit out-of-hand pricewise. And as the car is a second car for me, I'm liking the thought of getting a low-mileage '07 or '08. But nowhere can find discussions regarding the ever-so-slight differences applied to the 650 each year since the intorduction of the 650. About all I can discern is the difference in the rims.

Any help out there...
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:45 PM
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Definitely worth the money for a warranty , these highend toys could break $ you if you aren't careful, I bought my 650i used and I did not hesitate to purchase a extended warranty/service plan . My advice do your homework and do some research before you buy.. Good luck and Good Riding.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:35 PM
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Are there any engine issues with the 6 series like there are with the 335?

I've been having a hard time deciding on which BMW to pick. I've been researching the 335 ICs and the 328ICs. I'm concerned about the HPFP issues that appear to plague many 335s (I've even heard about a few of the 2011s have had failures). The 328ic is not as big of an issue due to the lack of twin turbos, but the power is also lacking. I do love the hard-top convertible though. Anyway, now I'm checking out used 650ic and they have enough power and room for sure. I'll have to settle for a rag top, bit was wondering if there are any overall mechanical issues you guys could advise me about. Many thanks in advance!
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:06 PM
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I've been having a hard time deciding on which BMW to pick. I've been researching the 335 ICs and the 328ICs. I'm concerned about the HPFP issues that appear to plague many 335s (I've even heard about a few of the 2011s have had failures). The 328ic is not as big of an issue due to the lack of twin turbos, but the power is also lacking. I do love the hard-top convertible though. Anyway, now I'm checking out used 650ic and they have enough power and room for sure. I'll have to settle for a rag top, bit was wondering if there are any overall mechanical issues you guys could advise me about. Many thanks in advance!
I spent the last six+ months doing the same research and ultimately bought a 2007 650 vert. What actually got me thinking convertible was all the new mid-size sporty six cylinder hard-top verts that have come out over the last couple of years, as the hard-top seemed like a great solution to typical convertible issues with noise, security, etc. I researched and drove the Lexus 350C, Infinity G37 and BMW 335. Of the three, I wanted the BMW. When I started to talk specifics with the BMW sales guy, he suggested that I test drive the 650 as the price points for 2007-2008 CPOs were only a few thousand more for the 650 (even though MSRP's had been $30K+ higher on the 650). Although I realized he was going for the upsell, I took him up on the offer, and I'm glad I did. The drives were both excellent but somewhat different, and the 650 seemed to have a slight edge in backseat room for the occassional use by my teenagers. Although I liked the 335, the 650 seemed to have more features, a little more "presence", and more uniqueness, luxury and torque than the 335 (one feature I liked was the dynamic suspension "sport" setting in the 650, so I could commute with a smooth ride, and kick in sport mode when needed, which made it so it wasn't as harsh a ride as the 335). So far, I'm still very happy with the ragtop, which I initially thought would be a draw back but it has actually turned out to be a positive given the additional trunk room and good sound dampening.
Either way, you're not going to go wrong b/n the 335 or the 650. Given the complexity of the systems on the 650, I would recommend going CPO and/or extended maintenance, to be on the safe side, even though I haven't had any mechanical problems to date (except brake vacuum pump recall, which is on many BMW models). If you search this forum, you will find some issues with ragtop sensor malfunctions on older 650's, and some other isolated issues, but probably not anything more than usual. Sorry for the long response, but hopefully it helps.

Happy hunting!
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
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what up fellas i just finished payin off this car ive had for a about 2 yrs. i see like 05 06 6ers for around 40 45. besides the sick look of the ride any body wanna add something to further convince. the price and looks got me already. Thanks.
hey dude i see that ur from houston but if ur still looking at a 6er there a grey 08 bmw 650i for 47.5k at the bmw of westmomentum its is certified preowned the car is perfect
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
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what up fellas i just finished payin off this car ive had for a about 2 yrs. i see like 05 06 6ers for around 40 45. besides the sick look of the ride any body wanna add something to further convince. the price and looks got me already. Thanks.
hey dude i see that ur from houston but if ur still looking at a 6er there a grey 08 bmw 650i for 47.5k at the bmw of westmomentum its is certified preowned the car is perfect with around 33k mi
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:50 AM
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telltale signs of a 645ci smg

Hi all,

Sorry for the newbie question, but what is the easiest way to tell if your 645ci is a 6spd SMG or a 6spd Automatic?

I'm basically looking to buy an SMG but the dealers in my locality are clueless and will just claim anything to get you to buy their car (one guy with an automatic even claimed there was no SMG for this model, lol... another claimed the automatic and the SMG "are the same thing" )

I did some searches on google for ways to tell between 645ci SMG and 645ci Auto but I only found "subjective" methods, eg. "SMG is jerkier on shifts" etc - is there an easy way perhaps from the idrive menu or something?

Thanks,
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:30 PM
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Basically an SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) has the ability to slide over and become basically a clutchless manual transmission, whereas a standard automatic cannot slide over. I think the earlier 6 series cars were standard and i am not sure when they became SMG.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:36 PM
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check mine out price is almost half of what your trying to pay

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what up fellas i just finished payin off this car ive had for a about 2 yrs. i see like 05 06 6ers for around 40 45. besides the sick look of the ride any body wanna add something to further convince. the price and looks got me already. Thanks.

let me know what you think
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:21 PM
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Basically an SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) has the ability to slide over and become basically a clutchless manual transmission, whereas a standard automatic cannot slide over. I think the earlier 6 series cars were standard and i am not sure when they became SMG.
All the 6s are smg in that case; had an 04 that you could slide over and still shift.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:40 PM
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I was at the dealer and saw a new (2011) 650i. My daughter is in Afghanistan, said BMW was offering them a substantial discount for a new one, she's been a BMW owner for nearly 20 years, had two 328's, now has a 2002 X5. I told her about the 650, which new, loaded, cost in excess of $100K. The salesman said they had a 2008 for about half the price, loaded also, black. I told her about it; she said buy it. She returns from Afghanistan in early May and will have this magnificent driving machine waiting for her. I love it so much I'd like to sell my house, buy a 650i, and move into it! Yep, it's a vert!

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:46 PM
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Shopping for a convertible for the summer. Prob ruled out SL500 for reliability issues. Came across an 05 645 convertible for sale 62k miles and dealer is asking 27k. How is the reliability of these cars and that mileage? Seem like a decent deal? any certain things to ask and look out for? It looks clean and I'll drive it yet this week. thanks!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:55 PM
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That is a pretty good deal, but from what I have heard and read the repairs are astronomicalů.. There is a black black 05 645ci 52000miles with a bit of a warranty left in South Florida at Germain BMW. they just got it in so they aren't dropping the price just yet or I was gonna go for it, but I think its better off going up a bit in price and getting something a little newer and less miles
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