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Old 12-12-2016, 05:30 PM
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If you want a 6 Series Coupe time is running out - No 2018 model

BMW 6 Series coupe end of production

Production of the F13 6 Series coupe is coming to an end quickly. After a 5 year model run this chapter of the 6 Series coupe story is coming to an end. 2017 model year production runs until February 2017, at which point all coupe production will end. BMW claims that production capacity limitations are to blame, but if rumors are to be believed the year break is an intentional maneuver.

The 6 Series Coupe is going to be transitioned to a sports car, something to take on the Porsche 911. That is a big shift from the grand touring roll the 6 Series fills currently. A year gap in production allows a clearer break from the two models. The new smaller 6 Series will still come in both coupe and convertible configuration but the 4 door gran coupe will be discontinued.

The gran coupe concept will be continued with the new 8 Series. The 8 Series will slot in as a 6 Series grand touring replacement, with a bit more luxury and 'nobler in appearance'.

How this also move fits in with the Toyota co-developed Z5 is less clear. With a 911 sized 6 Series, what difference will there be between the 6 Series convertible and the Z5?

What do you think BMW should do?

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Old 12-12-2016, 08:07 PM
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How sad to see this beautiful car disappear. Although truth be told I'll not miss it after all the rest of the line looks amazingly alike. A 4 series is a dead ringer. I think I'll go to a Tesla next. More power, all wheel drive and weighs the same.
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Old 12-13-2016, 04:30 AM
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How sad to see this beautiful car disappear. Although truth be told I'll not miss it after all the rest of the line looks amazingly alike. A 4 series is a dead ringer. I think I'll go to a Tesla next. More power, all wheel drive and weighs the same.


Every time I see a 4, I have to look for that little wingie thing on the front fender to make sure that it's not a 6.

The Tesla is awesome. I almost bought one, but the lack of luxury features for $100K+ put me back into a 6 - this time a Gran Coupe`.
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The demise of the luxury convertible?
Glad my '17 is on the boat. Now in Halifax. Should be here soon.
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The demise of the luxury convertible?
Glad my '17 is on the boat. Now in Halifax. Should be here soon.

Second that. Mine is sitting in Bremerhaven waiting for a boat.

I wanted to wait until the next generation 6 to replace my early model F12, and we wanted to do the ED. However, I saw the writing on the wall that they would possibly discontinue the convertible and I'm not interested in stepping back to the 4 series. Because I've got the older engine with outdated telematics, I decided to get a late model F12 as a replacement. (My wife is awesome. She said she'd be fine with me replacing the new car with the next generation early when it comes out). After seeing that they won't have a replacement until 2018 or 2020, I feel comfortable about my decision. I've not found any other car maker that produces a larger luxury convertible with all wheel drive. It shows you can have your cake and eat it too.
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Second that. Mine is sitting in Bremerhaven waiting for a boat.

I wanted to wait until the next generation 6 to replace my early model F12, and we wanted to do the ED. However, I saw the writing on the wall that they would possibly discontinue the convertible and I'm not interested in stepping back to the 4 series. Because I've got the older engine with outdated telematics, I decided to get a late model F12 as a replacement. (My wife is awesome. She said she'd be fine with me replacing the new car with the next generation early when it comes out). After seeing that they won't have a replacement until 2018 or 2020, I feel comfortable about my decision. I've not found any other car maker that produces a larger luxury convertible with all wheel drive. It shows you can have your cake and eat it too.
There's always the Bentley!
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The demise of the luxury convertible?
Glad my '17 is on the boat. Now in Halifax. Should be here soon.
What's happening with your '14 640? Looks very nice.
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Ha! That's what I was going to suggest.

I test drove a Bentley before I bought my F06. It's HUGE. YUGE.

And the technology is several years behind anything else, the prices are insane and the performance isn't all that. The interior bits (leather, wood) are gorgeous, but it really does come off as a bit pretentious, even for a BMW owner such as myself.
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Three year lease is up ( unbelievable). She goes back to BMW probably next week.
GREAT car. That's why I ordered another, while I could.
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Not my cup of tea, however. ***129297;

I've never been very interested in in a rebranded VW (said in my best Morningwood Academy accent).
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Definitely sad to the big 6er go. Disagree about the 4 series. Does not have the striking appearance, great front interior room or a V8. It looks like half of a 650 when I see one on the road. Keeping mine, it will be a classic. We don't need another cramped 911.
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Three year lease is up ( unbelievable). She goes back to BMW probably next week.
GREAT car. That's why I ordered another, while I could.
I choose not to lease our 6 series or our X4 believing that owing and holding a good car as I do for 6 or more years (we dont put much mileage on in the course of our ownership) is cheaper than leasing, but I gather you have come to the opposite conclusion. If I might ask, what drives you to lease rather than purchase your BMWs? I will be in the market to replace the 2014 6 series convertible at some point in the future. I had thought of doing so the year after the restyled 6 series makes its debut and the production bugs are worked out.
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Three years of 25 miles each way daily commute including the length of the Cross Bronx Expressway. Cars start to shake loose at that point. Also, we only have the one car. I need to be at work daily at 6:35 am. No wiggle room there. Reliability is imperative. As is convenient service and a required loaner if they have to keep mine overnight.
Simple formula. Leads to leasing with included service and loaners.
Cost of business, as the accountant says.
Oh, and I like new cars too!

I pick up the Silver '17 on the 30 th.
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Yes our driving habits and needs are very different. Our cars are not subjected to NYC streets and roadways and my daily commute is less than 10 miles round trip on reasonably good DC streets. So I keep my low mileage cars on a longer term basis. I will wait to see what the "new" 6 series convertible turns out to be before making the next purchase decision.
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Definitely sad to the big 6er go. Disagree about the 4 series. Does not have the striking appearance, great front interior room or a V8. It looks like half of a 650 when I see one on the road. Keeping mine, it will be a classic. We don't need another cramped 911.
Agree with you Joe, I'm keeping mine for a long time too. Also agree that the third generation limited run 6'er will become a classic. Especially with BMW going after the 911 which will create a completely different 6'er segment.

I truly enjoy the luxury GT V8 650i, which appears to be the last offering by BMW of it's kind.
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The future looks to be interesting.

For many years 6 Series coupe and convertible sat in between the E-Class and S-Class. It's successors will go upmarket to compete directly against the S Class coupe and convertible as the 8 Series. BMW registered the 860 nameplate, so a V12 might be in the offering. Also of note in this market is that the next MB SL will be an AMG product (like the GT) and will get a softtop and potentially be a 2+2. There's also a Panamera Coupe (928?) and Sportback coming. Lots of exciting choices are coming in this segment in the next couple of years.


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Although the rumors are out there, I haven't found any spy pics yet of the new 6 Series Coupe or the 8 Series Gran Coupe yet.
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