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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
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 08-27-2015, 09:57 AM
KwlAznKid KwlAznKid is offline
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Hi Everyone! New e64 owner here

HI everyone! just wanted to formally say hi, i've found a ton of answers for my questions thanks to this forum already including a secret cigarette lighter LOL

my name is Jon i'm a BMW addict, i've been in the bmw world for over 10 years starting with my e46 325ci which is where all the modding and bimmerfest trips began, then i totaled that and decided to give mercedes a shot and got a clk500 (which i still own) great car but doesn't have the wonderful bmw community that i love, then i moved onto a 911 carrera 996, great fun car but i also learned I'm not a fan of driving stick (i know i know), moved onto a e46 m3 (best car i've owned to date, love it) and a e92 335i, ended up selling both and got a e92 328i (which i still own as well but will be selling soon). i've always loved the e63/e64 body style since it came out and always wanted a white convertible bmw so i decided to take the plunge a few weeks ago and picked up a 2007 e64 AW vert with 68K miles

very excited about the car, the MPG is horrible LOL but i guess that was expected. I"m very excited to be a part of this community and hope to meet some of the locals at any meets that are coming up. I'm very familiar with the e46 chasis but not so much the e64 so i may be posting some stupid question (don't worry i always search first lol) so please bare with me


well here comes the first question. so my fabric top/the stretchy side inside the car gets caught on the passenger side when i close the top, it gets pinched between two metal pieces so i have to hold the button, have the top close halfway, yank the cloth out, then continue closing, it pinches sort of around where the passenger side headrest is, has anyone had this problem or have any solutions?

i also ordered the vinyl cover to cover the amber corners on my pre lci and based on what i've read these are applied outside the headlights? can anyone confirm this? from all the pics ive seen they look way too perfect and blend in so nicely i just can't imagine how they are applied outside the headlight.

thanks everyone!
jon
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:46 AM
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Hello, Welcome and Congrat's on your six!!

I also have an '07 vert and my interior fabric cover also tries to pinch on both sides when I'm closing the top (mostly on the driver's side). I have gotten into the habit of giving the fabric a tug one stage before it closes which keeps it from pinching (and is better than tugging after it closes which could damage/tear the fabric). Haven't heard of any fixes so I just live with the little tug... and try to keep the top down as much as possible.

I have the covers for the amber reflectors as well... they are easy to install. Just stick them on the outside of the headlights (basically like a bumper sticker). The only challenge is trying to get them perfectly straight and in the proper position...
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:51 AM
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Congrats on the 650i. Welcome!
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:35 PM
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Sounds like someone has a heavy foot, & likes sports mode. 18 to 20 mpg is what I average.

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Old 08-27-2015, 04:12 PM
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My right foot is also my nemesis - 12/13 mpg is what we get for the most part.

Congrats on getting your 6. My top does the same thing, I have not found a solution but it rarely bothers me. I tend not to notice anymore when the liner gets pinched.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:48 PM
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thanks for the warm welcome! i'm usually a very aggressive driver but i've been extremely passive on the 6 due to the gas and i'm still only getting around 16/17, how do you get 18-20? do you think there could be something wrong with my car? the gas meter seriously just falls and i look at it hopelessly!
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:43 PM
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Good mileage on a beast of a car is my opinion. I get the same pinch on either side (mostly passenger) a trick to stop it would be nice. Just bought my 07 about 2 months ago LOVE IT!!
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:47 AM
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Strange - I don't get that fabric pinch (yet).
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:10 PM
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Good mileage on a beast of a car is my opinion. I get the same pinch on either side (mostly passenger) a trick to stop it would be nice. Just bought my 07 about 2 months ago LOVE IT!!

I usually have a 30 mile run to the golf course, so it is not all city driving, but it still gets good gas mileage for a sports car. My 750 averages 17 around town.
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I drive pretty hard and I keep 17-18 MPG so sounds like your in the right range. This is the price we pay for horsepower! and that great sound only a V-8 makes!
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