2017 BMW 6 Series Review
Pros & Cons
- Solid performance from the base six-cylinder engine
- Iinspiring sounds and thrust from the optional V8
- The interior is impeccably appointed and well constructed
- The convertible's clever glass rear window also serves as a wind blocker
- Rear seats are too small for adults
- Not as sporty as some other cars in the class
Edmunds' Expert Review
As a larger coupe, the 2017 BMW 6 Series puts greater emphasis on touring comfort than sporty performance. That said, the vast majority of drivers will enjoy the amount of power from the 640i as well as its ability to corner confidently thanks to a well-tuned suspension. On the highway, the cabin remains pleasantly quiet and the ride quality is smooth over road imperfections.
For the few that desire more performance, the 650i's effortless acceleration will certainly suffice and even more power hungry drivers still have the 552-horsepower M6 at their disposal. With the performance spectrum covered, any of the BMW 6 Series models will cover a lot of ground in style and comfort.
Inside, the 2017 BMW 6 Series treats passengers with an abundance of high-quality leather and sturdy, good looking plastics. The cabin design wraps around the driver with controls logically placed within easy reach. BMW's iDrive infotainment system remains one of the best in the business for its ease of use and responsiveness and both the Harman Kardon and Bang & Olufsen audio systems deliver music with power and clarity.
The front seats provide excellent comfort for a variety of body types and this is especially true for the 16-way seats that come with the 650i. By contrast, the rear seats are confining and best left for very small occupants or occasional use. Cargo capacity is about average for the class, with 13 cubic feet available with the coupe and 12.3 cubic feet for the convertible (10.6 cubic feet with the top down). Both models have a center pass-through to accommodate longer items.
Notable features for the convertible include a glass rear window that retracts when the top is in operation and deploys to serve as a wind blocker with the top down. Further enhancing comfort are heat-reflective leather surfaces that remain cooler in direct sunlight.