2010 BMW 6 Series Review

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2010 BMW 6 Series Overview

Introduced in 2004, the sporty BMW 6 Series two-door coupe and convertible receive a design refresh for 2010, as well as a slightly longer wheelbase, a roomier interior, and a new driver-oriented cockpit. In addition, the convertible trim now comes equipped with a new power-folding hard-top retractable roof similar to the one currently offered on the BMW 3 Series convertibles.

New exterior design features include a revised front fascia with a wider grille and updated headlights, while the sport-tuned suspension offers a new damping system with four driver-selectable modes, from Performance to Comfort. Xenon adaptive headlights, halogen foglights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are among the standard exterior features.

Based on the higher-end 5 Series trims, the 2010 6 Series delivers plenty of power, thanks to its 360-hp, 4.8-liter V8 featuring BMW's EfficientDynamics, which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, yet ensures dynamic performance. The engine links to either a six-speed manual transmission or a new optional eight-speed automatic. Active Roll Stabilization, antilock brakes with brake assist, all-season traction control, and stability control are among the 6 Series' standard features.

Inside, the 2010 6 Series comes equipped with Dakota leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar support, a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, and a power sunroof for the coupe. An engine start/stop button, Dynamic Cruise Control, and a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic information also come standard. Bluetooth wireless technology and an eight-speaker audio system with HD Radio and an MP3 input jack are among the communications and entertainment features. Safety features include front-seat side-impact airbags and knee airbags.


Rob has been a contributor to CarGurus since 2007, and an automotive test-driver and writer since the early ’90s. He’s test-driven everything from BMWs and Jags to Bentleys and Saabs, with an occasional Range Rover, Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini thrown in. He also created the annual Car of the Year and Exotic Car of the Year awards for Robb Report magazine. He currently resides in California.

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