Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 6 Series > F12 / F13 (2012 - Current)

F12 / F13 (2012 - Current)
The all new 3rd generation 6 series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) forum. The F06 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe forum is here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 09-08-2012, 08:35 PM
southern6er22's Avatar
southern6er22 southern6er22 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mobile, AL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,553
Mein Auto: BMW 2012 650i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by xDrive McGee View Post
LOL I am idiot.
Don't feel bad - the car encourages it.

God help you when you get your M6
__________________

650i xDrive Coupe (2012), Carbon Black/Black/Gray Poplar, M Sport, Full LEDs, 20" 373M Wheels, ARS,
HUD, CWP, Premium Sound, Nappa Dash w/ Contrast Stitching, Ceramic Controls, BMW Apps, PCD
http://www.youtube.com/user/Southern6er22
http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-09-2012, 07:55 AM
xDrive McGee's Avatar
xDrive McGee xDrive McGee is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NE USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2012 Bentley Continental
if I am 10% less stupid with the M6 I should be A-OK. That is a big "if" however!
__________________
The Schlepper: 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Previous Rides
2012 650i xDrive - Loved it! 2010 535i xDrive - Very competent. Too sensible? 2008 Audi S6 - Still miss the V10.
2003 Maserati Coupe - The end of an era. 2002 Maserati Coupe - Gone and mostly forgotten. 2002 MB CLK 430 - Gone but not forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-09-2012, 08:31 AM
southern6er22's Avatar
southern6er22 southern6er22 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mobile, AL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,553
Mein Auto: BMW 2012 650i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by xDrive McGee View Post
if I am 10% less stupid with the M6 I should be A-OK. That is a big "if" however!
Haha. I have faith in you. I found that I became a much better driver in this car once I got rid of the "oh God, I'm running around town holding $100,000 over a fire, and one F-up is going to be the end of it all" and started to treat it as a car. Admittedly, I can't always be that nonchalant about it, but I at least remember that that is why I pay dearly for insurance
__________________

650i xDrive Coupe (2012), Carbon Black/Black/Gray Poplar, M Sport, Full LEDs, 20" 373M Wheels, ARS,
HUD, CWP, Premium Sound, Nappa Dash w/ Contrast Stitching, Ceramic Controls, BMW Apps, PCD
http://www.youtube.com/user/Southern6er22
http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-15-2012, 10:51 PM
thom.one.two thom.one.two is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston, TX
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 749
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
Was in Austin this weekend. With a drop in temperature, my TPM light came on, so I went to the BMW shop to get air in the tires. While there, they gave me a paging device to call me when my car was ready. I decided to use it as a measuring stick to check ground clearance on 1) a basic 6, 2) an M-Sport, and 3) an M6. I have no idea what the actual length was, but just wanted to see if there was a difference between the cars.

Findings:
The M-Sport was slightly lower in each of the corners than the Non-M-Sport.
The M6 was significantly higher than the M-Sport. When comparing corners, the M6 was two fingers higher than the M-Sport. In the center of the air intake, the M6 ground clearance was more than 2" higher from what I could tell.

Lowest: M-Sport
Higher: Non-M-Sport
Highest: M6

I'm back in love with the M6.
__________________
thom.one.two
Houston, TX

2000 328ci White/Tan
2002 330cic Orient Blue/Tan
2004 330ci Silver/Grey
2007 335i Convertible White/Tan
2009 650i Convertible White/Black
2009 M5 White/Black
2012 650i Convertible White/Cream
  • M Sport Package
  • Driver Assist Package
  • Bang and Olefson System
  • Comfort Seats
  • Contrast Stitching
  • Ceramic Controls
  • 20's
  • Active Steering
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-15-2012, 11:03 PM
Itinj6's Avatar
Itinj6 Itinj6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,471
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
Quote:
Originally Posted by thom.one.two View Post
Was in Austin this weekend. With a drop in temperature, my TPM light came on, so I went to the BMW shop to get air in the tires. While there, they gave me a paging device to call me when my car was ready. I decided to use it as a measuring stick to check ground clearance on 1) a basic 6, 2) an M-Sport, and 3) an M6. I have no idea what the actual length was, but just wanted to see if there was a difference between the cars.

Findings:
The M-Sport was slightly lower in each of the corners than the Non-M-Sport.
The M6 was significantly higher than the M-Sport. When comparing corners, the M6 was two fingers higher than the M-Sport. In the center of the air intake, the M6 ground clearance was more than 2" higher from what I could tell.

Lowest: M-Sport
Higher: Non-M-Sport
Highest: M6

I'm back in love with the M6.
That is very interesting. Thanks for doing this.
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 09-16-2012, 03:57 AM
xDrive McGee's Avatar
xDrive McGee xDrive McGee is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NE USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2012 Bentley Continental
Awesome. Great job thom - did not notice this myself. BMW specs confirm some of that too. The M6 is described as 0.3 in higher to the roof than a non-sport xDrive. Some of that may be the roof, which has a Zagato-ish bubble/channel but I imagine it's largely the ride height.

BTW the M6 tires have an 0.5 in larger diameter than the non-M6, which gives you 0.25 in of that overall height difference. Overall good news for me!
__________________
The Schlepper: 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Previous Rides
2012 650i xDrive - Loved it! 2010 535i xDrive - Very competent. Too sensible? 2008 Audi S6 - Still miss the V10.
2003 Maserati Coupe - The end of an era. 2002 Maserati Coupe - Gone and mostly forgotten. 2002 MB CLK 430 - Gone but not forgotten.

Last edited by xDrive McGee; 09-16-2012 at 03:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 09-16-2012, 04:05 AM
xDrive McGee's Avatar
xDrive McGee xDrive McGee is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NE USA
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 344
Mein Auto: 2012 Bentley Continental
Also, I just noticed that the elevation of the M6 front spoiler is more variable than the M Sport, I think? The center section is higher and the outer sections lower on the M6 - to give a more aggressive look. I wonder if that impacted your measurements too...
__________________
The Schlepper: 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Previous Rides
2012 650i xDrive - Loved it! 2010 535i xDrive - Very competent. Too sensible? 2008 Audi S6 - Still miss the V10.
2003 Maserati Coupe - The end of an era. 2002 Maserati Coupe - Gone and mostly forgotten. 2002 MB CLK 430 - Gone but not forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 09-16-2012, 06:36 AM
southern6er22's Avatar
southern6er22 southern6er22 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mobile, AL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,553
Mein Auto: BMW 2012 650i xDrive
Thom does math without numbers.

Pretty impressive
__________________

650i xDrive Coupe (2012), Carbon Black/Black/Gray Poplar, M Sport, Full LEDs, 20" 373M Wheels, ARS,
HUD, CWP, Premium Sound, Nappa Dash w/ Contrast Stitching, Ceramic Controls, BMW Apps, PCD
http://www.youtube.com/user/Southern6er22
http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 09-16-2012, 07:03 AM
TopDownInFL's Avatar
TopDownInFL TopDownInFL is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,652
Mein Auto: 2012 650 Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by thom.one.two View Post
When comparing corners, the M6 was two fingers higher than the M-Sport.
Some other not-so-well-known facts about Thom's fingers:
  • When Thom gives you the finger, he's telling you how many seconds you have left to live.
  • Thom once shot a plane down with his finger, by yelling, "Bang!
  • Thom often asks people to pull his finger. When they do, he roundhouses them in the abdomen. Then he farts.
__________________
Nick / TopDownInFL (sans the "top down")

2012 650 Coupe - Alpine White / Black Interior / M Package / Premium Sound
Previous Bimmers:
2008 650i Convertible - Monaco Blue / Saddle Brown Pearl Leather / Premium Sound / Sport / Cold / Comfort Access / Lane Departure / HD Radio / Sat Radio
2004 645Ci Convertible - Reverse Sensors / Reverse Camera / Retro iPod
2005 545i Sedan
2003 330Ci Convertible
2001 330Ci Coupe
1998 323i Convertible
1995 318i Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 09-16-2012, 07:06 AM
TopDownInFL's Avatar
TopDownInFL TopDownInFL is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,652
Mein Auto: 2012 650 Coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by southern6er22 View Post
Thom does math without numbers.

Pretty impressive
Just read we're changing our base of measurements in the US to the "Thom system" all based on his fingers, toes, and shoe size.

__________________
Nick / TopDownInFL (sans the "top down")

2012 650 Coupe - Alpine White / Black Interior / M Package / Premium Sound
Previous Bimmers:
2008 650i Convertible - Monaco Blue / Saddle Brown Pearl Leather / Premium Sound / Sport / Cold / Comfort Access / Lane Departure / HD Radio / Sat Radio
2004 645Ci Convertible - Reverse Sensors / Reverse Camera / Retro iPod
2005 545i Sedan
2003 330Ci Convertible
2001 330Ci Coupe
1998 323i Convertible
1995 318i Sedan
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 AM
southern6er22's Avatar
southern6er22 southern6er22 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mobile, AL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,553
Mein Auto: BMW 2012 650i xDrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by TopDownInFL View Post
Just read we're changing our base of measurements in the US to the "Thom system" all based on his fingers, toes, and shoe size.

This system also allows you to divide by zero. It's a progressive change, but I'm sure as hell not going to dispute Thom's ruling
__________________

650i xDrive Coupe (2012), Carbon Black/Black/Gray Poplar, M Sport, Full LEDs, 20" 373M Wheels, ARS,
HUD, CWP, Premium Sound, Nappa Dash w/ Contrast Stitching, Ceramic Controls, BMW Apps, PCD
http://www.youtube.com/user/Southern6er22
http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 09-16-2012, 02:25 PM
Itinj6's Avatar
Itinj6 Itinj6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,471
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
Thom once got hit by a 6er Coupe. Noticing who he had hit, the driver tried to flee the scene by flooring the gas, however, Thom was not having it. He effortlessly prevented this escape by holding on to the rear bumper. The damage caused by this almost led to the car being totaled. BMW had other plans...

Today, we know this design as the 6er Gran Coupe.

Last edited by Itinj6; 09-16-2012 at 02:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 09-16-2012, 02:29 PM
southern6er22's Avatar
southern6er22 southern6er22 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Mobile, AL
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,553
Mein Auto: BMW 2012 650i xDrive
Hahaha. Never seen that one on a Chuck Norris site
__________________

650i xDrive Coupe (2012), Carbon Black/Black/Gray Poplar, M Sport, Full LEDs, 20" 373M Wheels, ARS,
HUD, CWP, Premium Sound, Nappa Dash w/ Contrast Stitching, Ceramic Controls, BMW Apps, PCD
http://www.youtube.com/user/Southern6er22
http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 09-16-2012, 03:19 PM
Itinj6's Avatar
Itinj6 Itinj6 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: New Jersey
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,471
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
Very well then...

Thom doesn't have a chin under his beard... He has another fist.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 10-11-2012, 03:14 PM
babyboss babyboss is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: somewhere safe
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 153
Mein Auto: F80 M3
jus wonder what happens when my 22"s go on- im def not gona lower suspension !!
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 10-11-2012, 03:33 PM
thom.one.two thom.one.two is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston, TX
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 749
Mein Auto: 2012 650i Convertible
If my car was any lower I wouldn't have a front bumper. Maybe it's Houston, but I rub the black flaps everyday on something and many times I can't make an approach. My neighbor has a Ferrari California and he and I share a driveway. He can drive out of his garage onto the street front ways. I go out backwards because I would take the bumper off. I'm sure overhang is the culprit but that is the only real flaw that I have found with the car's design (rear seat excluded).
__________________
thom.one.two
Houston, TX

2000 328ci White/Tan
2002 330cic Orient Blue/Tan
2004 330ci Silver/Grey
2007 335i Convertible White/Tan
2009 650i Convertible White/Black
2009 M5 White/Black
2012 650i Convertible White/Cream
  • M Sport Package
  • Driver Assist Package
  • Bang and Olefson System
  • Comfort Seats
  • Contrast Stitching
  • Ceramic Controls
  • 20's
  • Active Steering
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 10-11-2012, 05:26 PM
NM650DB NM650DB is offline
Registered User
Location: Albuquerque, NM
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 70
Mein Auto: X6 50i
I've definitely scraped a couple of times, but they've been gentle scrapes. The car definitely takes getting used to (my last vehicle was an X6 50i, which had no such problem).
__________________
2014 BMW 650i xDrive Coupe, Black Sapphire Metallic/Black Leather/Aluminum Trim, M Sport Edition with 373M 20" Wheels, Executive Package, Driver Assistance Package, Lighting Package, Cold Weather Package, Adaptive Drive, Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 6 Series > F12 / F13 (2012 - Current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms