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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 01-09-2006, 09:28 PM
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Angry Sunroof Blues...

Biggest disappointment of the day for this soon to be 6 series owner.

Absolutely love the car in every way, shape, and form ... but ...

Sunroof doesn't open.

Unbelievable.

Any "mod" available for that?

I love having my sunroof actually open. Living here in San Diego where it was 81 degrees today.... in January ...

Very very very disappointed by this.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:11 PM
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nope..sorry man..just pops up. It's a moon roof not a sun roof. That's one of the reasons i decided to get the drop top.
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:18 PM
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Biggest disappointment of the day for this soon to be 6 series owner.

Absolutely love the car in every way, shape, and form ... but ...

Sunroof doesn't open.

Unbelievable.

Any "mod" available for that?

I love having my sunroof actually open. Living here in San Diego where it was 81 degrees today.... in January ...

Very very very disappointed by this.
Not to draw the wrath of all the coupe owners out there, but I think it is ridiculous that there is not a real sunroof. I am a convertible addict, so I am totally biased here; if it is not raining my sunroof is open or my top is down.

If it makes you feel any better, the Bentley Coupe, at about double the dollars, doesn't even have a tilt up "sunroof".
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Old 01-09-2006, 10:50 PM
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Biggest disappointment of the day for this soon to be 6 series owner.

Absolutely love the car in every way, shape, and form ... but ...

Sunroof doesn't open.

Unbelievable.

Any "mod" available for that?

I love having my sunroof actually open. Living here in San Diego where it was 81 degrees today.... in January ...

Very very very disappointed by this.

You live in California where the weather is great almost year round, where people complain that it's in the low 60's, or whine that there was some sprinkle of rain. In New England, people would drop their roofs down in the low 60's, or whenever there's a hint of good CALIFORNIA like weather. Heck, a few days ago, I saw someone in a convertible with his roof down with 50 degree temps. Now, THAT guy probably longs to be in California.

Given all that... how could you possibly go with a coupe and not a cabrio?!? Plus cabrios harken back to the days of old where performance cars were all roofless.

It just boggles the mind. Well, I guess you got a good excuse to upgrade to the M6 convertible.
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:24 AM
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My sunroof opens all the way.
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:45 AM
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Sunroof-Moonroof

Sunroof = Popup, Moonroof = opens fully. This was my understanding of the differences... My vote is to get the Cabrio. GMAN
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Old 01-10-2006, 06:58 AM
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Sunroof = Popup, Moonroof = opens fully. This was my understanding of the differences... My vote is to get the Cabrio. GMAN
Sunroof=metal panel.
Moonroof=glass.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:28 AM
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Sunroof=metal panel.
Moonroof=glass.
That's the way I understood it.
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:45 AM
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Coupe looks better

Convertibles are for girls.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:33 AM
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Convertibles are for girls.
Do you mean convertibles get girls? Cuz that seems to be the case over here in the hills of beverly
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:44 AM
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Do you mean convertibles get girls? Cuz that seems to be the case over here in the hills of beverly

Yes, that's what I meant to say. Thanks for correcting me.


Actually, I regret my post altogether. It wasn't a very edifying comment. I apologize.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:21 AM
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Yes, that's what I meant to say. Thanks for correcting me.


Actually, I regret my post altogether. It wasn't a very edifying comment. I apologize.

I'm just messing with you man. My convertible hasn't gotten me laid and i don't think it will. I think that people assume that a nice car=getting laid. Not true..takes more than that.
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Nevervana
Biggest disappointment of the day for this soon to be 6 series owner.

Absolutely love the car in every way, shape, and form ... but ...

Sunroof doesn't open.

Unbelievable.

Any "mod" available for that?

I love having my sunroof actually open. Living here in San Diego where it was 81 degrees today.... in January ...

Very very very disappointed by this.
That's why I went with a cabriole, In Oregon yet!
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Old 01-10-2006, 10:40 AM
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I'm just messing with you man. My convertible hasn't gotten me laid and i don't think it will. I think that people assume that a nice car=getting laid. Not true..takes more than that.

Right, it takes nice bling rims too.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:07 AM
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Right, it takes nice bling rims too.
I wish that was all it took. But i guess you have to do this thing called "listening" i believe it's some form of communication. Also, there is another custom called "taking her to dinner". Not sure how that goes.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:43 AM
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how about the coupe looks so much better

the roofline is very sexy.

No one on this forum can tell me that a Ferrari coupe for instance doesnt look better than a cabrio.

A roofline of a well designed car is something thats overlooked by many.

As Bewang will tell you 7 out of every 10 6's are cabs and theres a special segment of folks out there, mostly performance enthusiansts that feel this car, if driven, should be a coupe for a myriad of reasons.

If your intention is leaving it stock and cruising, shopping etc, then it really doesnt matter does it.

My car is a manual....why on earth would I even consider a manual convertible.

My cars personality begs a coupe, it's a driver.

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Old 01-10-2006, 11:47 AM
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I wish that was all it took. But i guess you have to do this thing called "listening" i believe it's some form of communication. Also, there is another custom called "taking her to dinner". Not sure how that goes.
Dinner does not include a drive-thru. Although a well-planned picnic on a warm starry night with the top down might get you laid. The backseats in the 325ic are quite small. Bring a blanket (see "well-planned").

Just some advice from one of those convertible girls.
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Old 01-10-2006, 11:55 AM
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Moonroof

I had the same concern when I bought my coupe. I was used to letting the sun in any time I wanted and getting some breeze...
But don't worry... IMO the car won't dissapoint you at all. There is plenty of light coming from the roof.
I like my 650 so much that I really don't mind opening up the windows to get some air... I can overlook the roof opening thing...
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Old 01-10-2006, 12:25 PM
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That's why I went with a cabriole, In Oregon yet!
Can't imagine a convertible in Oregon.
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:18 PM
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I had the same concern when I bought my coupe. I was used to letting the sun in any time I wanted and getting some breeze...
But don't worry... IMO the car won't dissapoint you at all. There is plenty of light coming from the roof.
I like my 650 so much that I really don't mind opening up the windows to get some air... I can overlook the roof opening thing...
Same here. I always leave the sunroof shade open. The roof line of the coupe reminds me of the 997S I used to have
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Can't imagine a convertible in Oregon.
Why?? Not used to seeing landscapes of trees??!!
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:56 PM
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Why?? Not used to seeing landscapes of trees??!!

Nope. I have family in Oregon.

People do not tan there, they rust. It is drizzly, overcast, rainy and good portion of the year. That was my point.

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I'm just messing with you man. My convertible hasn't gotten me laid and i don't think it will. I think that people assume that a nice car=getting laid. Not true..takes more than that.
Having a nice car usually means less disposable money to spend on the girl to get you laid. In some circles, you might even get arrested for spending that money to get laid, especially on Hollywood and Vine. Ask Hugh Grant.

If anything, in LA, having a nice car increases your chances of getting jacked, and I don't mean that in a good way. I don't like being followed by strange men who park behind me until I leave, follow me for 3 left turns until I pulled over abruptly and he couldn't stop so he drove forward, which happened yesterday. I don't like having my car stared at by gangster thugs who then transfer the stare to me as I get in it.

I was bummed too to find out the moonroof only tilts and not slides but I guess that's the price for having a panoramic one that is that big, without having a targa like Porsche did. I do like opening the sunshade and having the light come in, such as during the 77F day we had in LA today. Glorious! I don't miss having a convertible that much, really. Either it's too hot to put down and your head is baking while the gel melts off your head and into your eyes or you are freezing and have the heater on full blast so your feet are steaming while your head freezes. (In SoCal, freezing is defined as anything below 60F)

Yes, I am bitching a bit about the experience and I know you guys are probably saying, "Oh, poor baby, don't drive the car, then!" My point is just why can't people enjoy their lives without other people wanting to get their business all up in it too?
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You live in California where the weather is great almost year round, where people complain that it's in the low 60's, or whine that there was some sprinkle of rain.
True. Im from New York. I got the hell out of there when I graduated college.

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In New England, people would drop their roofs down in the low 60's, or whenever there's a hint of good CALIFORNIA like weather.
When I went back to NY for a week, froze my ass off, skin tore and lips bleeding ... I came back to 60 degrees and sun and felt like I was in heaven, so I get that totally.

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Given all that... how could you possibly go with a coupe and not a cabrio?!?
1) I hate wind.
2) My head isn't shaved. I have a hairstyle.
3) It costs significantly more and I still can't figure out why.
4) Convertibles are for girls
5) I think convertibles look bad with the top up.
6) I want a damn friggen moonroof that opens.
7) I want a moonroof that opens.
8) I want a freaking moonroof that opens.
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I think convertibles look bad with the top up.
This may be the case with other converts but not the 6er, IMO. The BMW engineers did a great job of imitating the coupe's lines with the rag top up. I get as many head turns with the top up as with the top down. If you think about the engineering involved to get all those angles and corners and bits to raise and lower automatically while still replicating the coupe's styling (and being watertight in the process) it really is amazing. This is as much a comment on the engineering as it is a comment on the convertible's ability to mimick the coupe's styling.
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