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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 09-17-2014, 07:43 PM
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cockpit cover?

Does anyone make a cockpit cover for the E64? I use one regularly with our Z3 and would like to here to limit the need to raise and lower the roof but still protect the interior and keep it cool.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:59 AM
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Does anyone make a cockpit cover for the E64?
A/k/a "tonneau" to old British sports car owners. Mine always involved metal support struts across the back of the seats and a double-handful of "lift the dot" studs to attach the tonneau. I can't imagine where you would attach the studs - mine were on the dash as well as along the back of the cockpit. And I always had to tilt the seat-backs up a bit to insure rainwater drained off the side and not into the cockpit.

The 650 cockpit is a tad larger than your Z. While you couldn't pay me to wrestle a tonneau rather than holding that button (or my remote) for thirty seconds, I'd love to see photos of yours when you get it installed. And perhaps a video of you wrestling it off to get the top up in the rain?
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:40 AM
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A/k/a "tonneau" to old British sports car owners. Mine always involved metal support struts across the back of the seats and a double-handful of "lift the dot" studs to attach the tonneau. I can't imagine where you would attach the studs - mine were on the dash as well as along the back of the cockpit. And I always had to tilt the seat-backs up a bit to insure rainwater drained off the side and not into the cockpit.

The 650 cockpit is a tad larger than your Z. While you couldn't pay me to wrestle a tonneau rather than holding that button (or my remote) for thirty seconds, I'd love to see photos of yours when you get it installed. And perhaps a video of you wrestling it off to get the top up in the rain?
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I had a 76' MGB and even that cover was a PITA!

I use my roof several times a day almost everyday for 2.5 years and never an issue.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:12 PM
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Not a tonneau cover which is what you are describing. A cockpit cover is like half a car cover. It covers the windshield and is held in place by the wipers, and terminates at the leading edge of the trunk where it is secured with hooks or thick knots inside the trunk. Both sides then either wrap around the mirrors or under the door handles. Only used while parked as opposed to a tonneau cover. It's less bulky that a car cover yet still provides shade and some level of rain protection with the top down.

We'll use it on the Z while going in to eat somewhere to keep the interior cool, or when running multiple errands so that we don't have to raise and lower the top at each stop.

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