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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 06-29-2013, 09:21 PM
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looking for ventilated seat availibility

Interested in 6 series convertible. I know the ventilated seats were available for 2012, but cannot figure out if they were available in previous years. thanks.
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:22 PM
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I have an 06 for sale, but seats arent ventaliated.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:09 PM
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How reliable is the 630i with 2008 year , 272 hp.

Does anyone have this engine and how is he satisfied?

I read on forums that they have a problem with HPFP pump same as the 335i and problems with seals.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:53 PM
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How reliable is the 630i with 2008 year , 272 hp.

Does anyone have this engine and how is he satisfied?

I read on forums that they have a problem with HPFP pump same as the 335i and problems with seals.
We don't get that motor over here in North America, the V8 is our only option. Maybe someone from the UK can chime in?
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:00 AM
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Hello All,
First let me advise anyone buying to check Autocheck as well as Carfax. I have had problems with Carfax not showing accidents that did appear on Autocheck. Just 2 days ago I put a deposit on a car(had seen the carfax) then ran autocheck and found an accident that did not show of carfax. Happened before the second owner got the car(while in dealers possession) and they second owner said they did not even know about it. Got my deposit back. For $40 it is worth it.
I am looking at 2006 and 2007 650 coupes and I am finding there is a wide range of prices for what appear to be similarly equipped cars. I also noticed a wide range of mileage on the cars. Anything from 47,000 to 140,000 miles. How well does the 650 engine hold up over time? Should I be avoiding anything over 100,000 miles? I realize that it has a great deal to do with how it was maintained but in a general sense with basic maintenance does the higher mileage lead to more issues or does it age well?
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:27 AM
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Re: The "I'm looking/shopping for a 6 series" and have some questions thread....

I have a 2007 650 coupe with 54,100 miles and a manual transmission for sale. Accident free. Check the classifieds for pictures and details or PM me.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:07 PM
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That is a beautiful car. Love the color. I think I am going to be more of a 2006 budget unfortunately. Would love to have a manual trans and those are hard to find.
A good price too, surprised it has not sold

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Old 08-31-2013, 05:39 PM
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How reliable is the 630i with 2008 year , 272 hp.

Does anyone have this engine and how is he satisfied?

I read on forums that they have a problem with HPFP pump same as the 335i and problems with seals.
Hey, I have the 630i, it has the N52 engine as found in the 530i & 330i, if you want to find out more about that engine. So far the only issues I have had are failed exhaust VANOS solenoid & a fault code on the MAP thermostat, its a known fault code 2EF5, it relates to emission control somehow & the car drives fine with the error. 9 times out of 10 a thermostat solved the issue but there are also known wiring problems relating to this error. Mine cleared with a thermostat swap.
The rest of the car is pretty much the same as 645Ci.
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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Re: The "I'm looking/shopping for a 6 series" and have some questions thread....

Ive had an 06 for 5 years and trust me your not alone. Everything goes

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:11 PM
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Re: The "I'm looking/shopping for a 6 series" and have some questions thread....

What do you guys think of a 2004 645ci black on red, 63k miles, manual speed for $20k? Im test driving it tomorrow snd really tempted to buy it but would like to know what im getting myself into in all aspect

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:13 AM
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Interested in 6 series convertible. I know the ventilated seats were available for 2012, but cannot figure out if they were available in previous years. thanks.
The M5 had these seats as options from 2008 and perhaps even before? Perhaps the M6 did also. In any case, recycled parts are starting to become more available. If you are working in black, may be easier. Chateau Red, could be a bit harder! I would think that the bolting in and electrical connections would be feasible. Then you would want to code to suit. For example, with me it was liking the looks of the pre-LCI 650 but wanting the latest audio and iDrive. I found the right car and then pursued the retrofitting of CIC and now the combox. Works for me!
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:03 AM
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convertible + spare tires?

Greetings, to all of you with a 650 convertible, do you all keep the run-flats on there, or has anyone changed to conventional tires and managed to stuff a spare donut back there, is this feasible in the convertible? thanks.
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:37 PM
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Greetings, to all of you with a 650 convertible, do you all keep the run-flats on there, or has anyone changed to conventional tires and managed to stuff a spare donut back there, is this feasible in the convertible? thanks.
Many owners have switched to non-runflats including me. I love the improvement in ride with the normal tires and the lower weight. Cost is less as a bonus. I just carry a can of fix-a-flat but some guys have bought the BMW spare tire kit designed E60 5 series. Here is thread about the spare with pictures in the trunk and links to a retailer.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:46 AM
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I am just in Love and about to plunge into buying 2006 650i with 150k miles on the odo. Top issues maybe a problem. Someone posted on this site that BMWs are built to last for 150k. I can't believe that because i have an 07 328xi with 300k miles, very clean and everything works perfectly.
Still love this 6xer, and will buy regardless.its $24k.
Due to my location(Africa), car is already in Benin republic. I have no access to previous record of the car. The best i did was check the CARFAX record and it checks fine with no major issue reported.
Plan is to sell my perfect 328xi with 300k miles, which i also bought blindly. Repair Insurance is not available here and no reputable dealership too.
Thank you guys for this forum, without you i will probably stick to indestructible Japanese cars and miss the driving fun. My 328 opened my eyes.
From what i read here, i should expect leaks. I think i need to change transmission oil too.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:24 AM
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My 06 650i vert arrives, certainly a head turner.
1.Rear brake pads really worn out, order a STOPTECH pads replacement from Amazon.
2.Some scratches on the rear cabin plastic panels and rear seats look like they've stayed in the elements with vert down for a while. Will clean and apply leather treatment.
3.Cigarette lighter not working(will check fuse #87).
4.Music sound not as good as my 07 328xi(i guess theres nothing i could do about that)
5. CD loader not in vehicle, so i can only load 1 dashboard CD.(Considering buying 1 off ebay)
6.Couldnt locate IPOD connection, (I guess the car doesn't have it and have to look for after market)
Biggest downside for me so far is music quality, wish it could be better. My 328xi churns out a good balance of base and trebles.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:49 AM
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7. BMW logo on boot open handle scratched (Order from Amazon)
8.Left Fog lamp plastic cover and bumper plastic missing(will replace)
9. BMW logo on rear wheel missing(will replace)

Finally engine oil long overdue for changing, will do so with locally available Mobil 1.
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:20 AM
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Finally, the steering is a bit old, would like to know if i can swap it with my 07 328xi. But not sure they will fit. The buttons seems to be the same.
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:08 AM
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:58 PM
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Just love the 6 series and vert is best!


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Old 05-01-2014, 03:19 PM
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My vert top woes began. At the beginning the top was opened and would not close, if i press the close button, the trunk lid opens but the top will not come out to close so i press the the open button to close the lid. i drove around in the hot tropic sun with open top and sunglass pretending to enjoy the burning sun till a few days later at night as i was parking the car, i pressed the close button, lo and behold the lid open but this time the top came out and covered the car normally.
Now the reverse is the case, top will not open. If i press the open button, the top just move an inch off the windshield and stuck there, have tried this several times with same result. Dunno what to do next and have no dealers in the neighbourhood to look at it.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:03 PM
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My vert top woes began. At the beginning the top was opened and would not close, if i press the close button, the trunk lid opens but the top will not come out to close so i press the the open button to close the lid. i drove around in the hot tropic sun with open top and sunglass pretending to enjoy the burning sun till a few days later at night as i was parking the car, i pressed the close button, lo and behold the lid open but this time the top came out and covered the car normally.
Now the reverse is the case, top will not open. If i press the open button, the top just move an inch off the windshield and stuck there, have tried this several times with same result. Dunno what to do next and have no dealers in the neighbourhood to look at it.
Any help greatly appreciated.
There is actually a whole series of posts on this top issue. Search the 6 series forum for it and you will find a procedure that may help. Good Luck.
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Old 06-07-2014, 11:55 AM
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I want to swap a 1985 5 speed for automatic? Any interest?


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Old 06-07-2014, 12:26 PM
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:18 AM
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I was invited to a dealer's lot to look at some 6's. I prefer the old rear look not the new version so I told the dealer nothing later than 2010. They had a 2009, same color as my 05, but black interior. I really got an appreciation of my interior, the balck does contrast well with the outside body but the car looks tighter more cramped, and the black tends to look more worn. This car was 4 years younger, but even the sales people had to admit my car looked cleaner, newer. Then came the game. I shared with them that I really liked some of the things on the 09 that my car didn't have (new gear shift, CIC, comfort access, and HUD) thats why I was even willing to look, my car is fine no problems (yet). So they appraised my car, and even with rearview camera, and Dension (w/spec doc) they low balled me $17,500. They wanted $39k for their car with 79,000 miles, my car has 58,000 BTW. I think they are over pricing their car, and under valued mine, not willing to pay $20k for the nice to haves and get a much more worn vehicle.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:11 PM
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