2018 BMW 6 Series

#14
in Sedans
2018 MODEL
$81,400 - $96,000 See Inventory Prices

7.6

Overall Rating

2018 BMW 6 Series Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The German car manufacturer BMW launched its 6 Series Coupe in late 2011 as the replacement of its E63/E64 6 Series. But, this year BMW relaunched its four-door coupe with some changes which increase its grandiosity. The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe starts from $82,395 for the 640i version and goes up to $96,995 for the 650i xDrive. So, this car excels very much with its extremely beautiful interior with high-quality plastic, a list of eye-catching features and its much powerful and smooth engines.

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Pros

Performance-oriented V-8 engine (445 hp and 48 lb.-ft)

Integral Active Steering

Cons

High Price

Less space for rear passenger

What's New?

An iDrive upgrade to version 6

Carbon-fiber interior


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$81400

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

147 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

122

horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

330 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8 in./12.3

dimensions

wheelbase

110.6 in.

length

182.7 in.

width

71.9 in.

height

54.2 in.

curb weight

3574 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

payload capacity

790 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/34 mpg

ev range

370 mi.

highway range

537.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ unlimited


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Styles

 2018 BMW 6 Series in Alpine White color  2018 BMW 6 Series in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series in Carbon Black Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series in Citrin Black Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series in Frozen Brilliant White Metallic color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine

7.8

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

7.6

Exterior

7.8

Comfort

6.6

Driving

9.6

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 BMW 6 Series 640i

640i

power
315 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
23 combined

$81,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
640i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $81,400 MSRP (20/23/29) 315 hp @ 5800 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5   Alpine White
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic
  Citrin Black Metallic
  Frozen Brilliant White Metallic

 2018 BMW 6 Series 640i xDrive

640i xDrive

power
315 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$84,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
640i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $84,400 MSRP (19/22/28) 315 hp @ 5800 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5   Alpine White
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic
  Citrin Black Metallic
  Frozen Brilliant White Metallic

 2018 BMW 6 Series 650i

650i

power
445 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$93,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
650i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $93,000 MSRP (17/20/25) 445 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4.4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5   Alpine White
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic
  Citrin Black Metallic
  Frozen Brilliant White Metallic

 2018 BMW 6 Series 650i xDrive

650i xDrive

power
445 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$96,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
650i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $96,000 MSRP (16/19/25) 445 hp @ 5500 rpm, 4.4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5   Alpine White
  Black Sapphire Metallic
  Carbon Black Metallic
  Citrin Black Metallic
  Frozen Brilliant White Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

7.7

Overall Rating


The 640i and 640i xDrive has a got a 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo Inline 6-cylinder engine that generates 315bhp of power whereas the 650i and 650i xDrive has got a 4.4-litre TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine that generates power of 445bhp. The 640i and 650i come with the rear-wheel drive system and the 640i xDrive and 650i xDrive comes with the All-wheel-drive.


7.6/10
Features

 

7.8/10
Engine

 

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.6/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2018 BMW 6 Series Features

7.6/10

This BMW Gran Coupe has four different trims; 640i, 640i xDrive, 650i, 650i xDrive. The 640i version is equipped with a 3.0-Liter Inline-6 cylinder engine. The infotainment system is upgraded to iDrive version 6 and it has got a 10.2-inch display screen and a nine-speaker sound system. The 640i xDrive has everything similar to the 640i but it comes with all-wheel-drive.

Both 650i and 650i xDrive variants are powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine that produces 445hp of power and 480 lb.-ft of torque. The 650i is an RWD whereas the 650i xDrive is AWD.

Trims 640i 640i xDrive 650i 650i xDrive
MSRP $82,395 $85,395 $93,995 $96,995
Features
  • Sport-tuned adaptive suspension dampers
  • Adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams
  • LED fog lights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Front and rear parking sensors Rearview camera
  • power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, and a tilt-only sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power front seats (with heating and four-way lumbar adjustment), driver-seat memory settings
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror Ambient lighting
  • wireless charging pad
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Navigation system
  • iDrive infotainment system with an integrated touchpad on the controller
  • 10.2-inch central display screen Smartphone app integration, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port, and HD and satellite radio.

Includes features of 640i Plus:

  • All Wheel Drive System
  • The 650i eschews the sensible six-cylinder and is instead driven by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (445 hp, 480 lb-ft)
  • It also adds 19-inch wheels
  • 20-way power-adjustable seats (with passenger-seat memory settings and adjustable side bolsters and thigh support), upgraded leather upholstery
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system and BMW concierge services.

Includes features of 650i Plus:

  • All Wheel Drive System

We Recommend

2018 BMW 640i's 3.0-litre Inline 6-cylinder engine is very much powerful and this trim has got attractive features too, and at a really attractive price. Rear wheel drive version is the more desirable one, especially if you love to go sideways.

2018 BMW 6 Series Engine

7.8/10

"There are four engines to choose from in the 2018 BMW 6 Series, and each corresponds to a specific trim...
... The 6 Series' ride is comfortable, and the car is solid but not spectacular when it comes to handling curvy roads."-Cars.USnews

Engine and Transmission

The BMW 6 Series Coupe has got engines which are extremely lightweight, thermodynamically optimized and dynamically efficient. The 640i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre Inline 6-cylinder engine that churns out 315 bhp of power and 330 lb-ft of torque. This motor is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted-shifting paddles. The BMW 650i has got the more powerful engine as compared to the 640i. It has a turbocharged 4.4-litre V-8 engine that makes 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 Premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
MSRP $82,395 $68,350 $75,150 $85,000
Engine 3.0L I-6 w/TwinPower Turbo 3.3L Twin Turbo GDI DOHC 24-Valve V6 4.7L V8 Biturbo 3.0L Turbocharged V6
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Power 315 hp 365 hp 402 hp 330 hp
Torque 330 lb-ft 376 lb-ft 443 lb-ft 331 lb-ft

The Mercedes Benz CLS 550, the toughest competitor of the 640i, has got a 4.7-litre V-8 Biturbo engine which is coupled to a 9-speed automatic transmission, generates 402bhp of power, best in this segment. The Genesis G90 Premium costs $68,350, which is the cheapest in this segment.

Acceleration

The BMW 640i’s is one powerful car and it shows its true colors when you put your foot on the accelerator. The 640i’s 3.0-litre engine takes just 4.9 seconds to reach the 0-60mph mark and 14.1 seconds to reach the quarter mile. This car's acceleration is quite amazing as compared to the other cars in this segment.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
0-60 mph 4.9 sec 5.4 sec 4.9 sec 5.4 sec
Quarter Mile 14.1 sec 14.1 sec 13.7 sec 14 secs
Engine 3.0L 3.3L 4.7L 3.0L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.7 8.8 8.4 7.3

The Mercedes-Benz CLS with a giant 4.7-litre engine also takes 4.9 seconds to reach 0-60mph but it is 0.4 seconds faster than the 640i to reach the quarter mile mark. The Genesis G90 Premium and the Porsche Panamera take 5.4 seconds to reach 0-60mph mark which is a bit slower than the 640i. So, overall the 640i’s acceleration is pretty good as compared to the other cars of this segment.

Handling and Steering

The BMW 6 Series Coupe uses Integral Active Steering system which enhances the drivability by adding rear-wheel active steering. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front which increases the stability of the vehicle and riding comfort.

The BMW 6 series allows you to choose the ride according to your choice. It has got Dynamic Damper Control as a part of Dynamic Handling Package which helps adjust the shock absorbers from their softest to firmest setting. Overall, the handling of the BMW 6 series coupe is smooth, comfortable and sporty for energetic drivers.

Braking

The BMW 640i is equipped with powerful brakes that make it stop short and straight. It has got 13.7 inches disc in the front and 13.6 inches disc in the rear. It takes just 106ft to stop from a speed of 60mph.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
60-0 mph (ft.) 106 120 104 113
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4190 4630 4158 4001
Brake (Front) 13.7 14.2 14.2 13.8
Brake (Rear) 13.6 13.4 12.6 13.0

The Mercedes Benz CLS (550) takes about 104ft to stop from a speed of 60mph, which is 2 feet shorter than the 640i. The Genesis G90 takes 120 ft to stop that puts it in the last position. Overall, the 640i's braking is excellent and very responsive.

 

2018 BMW 6 Series Fuel Economy

7.1/10

The BMW 640i’s turbocharged 6-cylinder engine estimates fuel economy of 20mpg in the city, 29mpg in the highway and 23mpg in combined driving. The fuel economy is very good as compared to the other cars of this segment.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
MPG (City) 20 17 18 21
MPG (Hwy) 29 24 26 28
MPG (Combined) 23 20 21 24

The Genesis G90 and the Mercedes CLS 550 trails behind because of lesser fuel efficiency than the 640i. With 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the Highway and combined mileage of 24 mpg, the Porsche Panamera has the best efficiency amongst the lot.

2018 BMW 6 Series Interior

7.6/10

"The 2018 BMW 6 Series includes an attractive and functional steering wheel with numerous controls and a touch-sensitive iDrive controller that rounds out an already complete cockpit. With premium materials everywhere, exquisite fit and finish, wood or carbon-fiber accents, a high-end audio system and supremely comfortable driver's seat, BMW’s 2018 6 Series leaves a lasting impression."- Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is 5-seater car with enough headroom and legroom for the front passengers. Rear headroom in the car is less than some of its competitors and it will be difficult for some tall adults to adjust in the rear. But the front seats are highly adjustable. The seats are 10-way power adjustable with 4-way lumbar offering good thigh and back support. Overall, it’s a comfortable car offering great comfort to the passengers.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
Passenger Capacity 5 5 4 4
Passenger Volume (Ft.3) N/A 113.2 104.3 105.9
Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.) 40.6/37.0 41.1/38.0 36.9/36.1 38.0/38.2
Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.) 42.1/35.3 46.3/37.8 42.1/35.0 41.9/33.3
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.) 56.7/54.6 59.1/57.9 57.1/56.5 51.9/51.7

The Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) and the Porsche Panamera have pretty low cabin space. The Genesis G90 gets the widest cabin with good headroom, legroom and shoulder room for both front and rear passengers.

Interior Features

There are plenty of features available inside the car. Chief among them are as follows:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Heated Seats
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Navigation system
  • iDrive infotainment system

Infotainment System

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has got the latest 6.0 iDrive Infotainment system. The infotainment system has a 10.2-inch screen display with an integrated touchpad on the controller. Some of the infotainment features are:

  • Smartphone app integration
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • USB port
  • Satellite radio
  • AUX
  • Navigation
  • BMW Connected Drive Services

The infotainment is easy to operate and it will not take the driver and the passengers much time to get acquainted with it.

Cargo Capacity

The BMW 6 Series Coupe has a generous trunk volume of 16.2 cubic feet which is superb in its class. One can easily manage their lots of belongings in this bigger space. There is also a trunk pass-through in the rear seats.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 premium Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
Trunk Vol. (Ft.3) 16.2 15.7 15.3 17.6/47.3(w/seats folded)

The BMW 6 series coupe has bigger trunk volume as compared to the Genesis G90 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS (550). The Porsche Panamera has got the largest trunk space of 17.6 cubic feet with rear seats up. Also, the rear seats are foldable only in the Panamera giving it a slight advantage over its rivals.

2018 BMW 6 Series Exterior

7.8/10

"Squat and planted, the 6-Series has tremendous presence even without any of the styling packs BMW will gladly charge buyers more to order. Along its sides, its flared fenders offer up a low beltline look that's exacerbated by a a roofline that's snug regardless of body."-  The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

The 6 Series Gran Coupe looks very stunning with the sweeping lines flowing on the sides and its aggressive front makes it look sportier. The 2018 BMW 6 Series Coupe is 197.2 inches in length and 74.6 inches in width. 2018 6 series has a height of 54.8-inch which is the lowest amongst its rivals.

The car has the second-best ground clearance of 5.1 inches, so you won't scrape the bottom of your car on bumps. It has a wheelbase of 116.9 inches which adds up to the legroom inside the car and also provides better stability to the car.

Model BMW 640i Coupe Genesis G90 Standard Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) Porsche Panamera
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4190 4630 4158 4001
Wheelbase (in) 116.9 124.4 113.2 116.1
Length (in) 197.2 204.9 194.5 198.8
Width (in) 74.6 75.4 74.1 76.3
Height (in) 54.8 58.9 55.8 56.0
Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.5
Track Width – Front (in) 63.0 64.6 62.9 65.8
Track Width – Rear (in) 65.6 64.5 64.1 65.0

The Genesis G90 is the longest and the tallest car in this segment with the length of 204.9 inches and the height of 58.9 inches. It has got the longest wheelbase too with a length of 124.4 inches. The Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Porsche Panamera has got dimensions with some minor differences in measurement as compared to the 6 Series Coupe. But the Porsche Panamera has got ground clearance of 4.5 inches which is comparatively lower than that of the 6 Series Coupe.

Exterior Features

There are plenty of features on the car that adorn the exterior. Standard features include:

  • Star Spoke light alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Automatic high beams
  • Panoramic Sunroof

2018 BMW 6 Series Safety

2018 BMW 6 series coupe has received some improved passenger safety features like BMW's Active Protection System and the Focus alert. Following are the safety features in the 6-series coupe:

  • Driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags, knee airbags, and Sideguard head curtain airbags
  • Front passenger occupant detection
  • Power central locking system with safety unlock feature if airbags deploy
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with secondary collision brake assist and traction control (ASR)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in rear seats
  • Electromechanical parking brake
  • Safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger

This vehicle has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) but it’s a BMW and you can expect an excellent result in the safety tests.

2018 BMW 6 Series Competition

BMW 640i Coupe VS Genesis G90 Premium

The Genesis G90 premium is one of the amazing cars in this segment. It has a 3.30-litre twin turbo V6 engine that generates more power than the 640i. It is cheaper than the 640i too as it costs only $68,350 whereas the 640i costs $82,395 because of its extra luxurious features and equipment. Also, the G90 has got more cabin space as compared to the 640i. But the G90 fails to give that luxurious feel, so the 640i will definitely attract its buyers because of its luxurious interiors and magnificent style.

BMW 640i Coupe VS Mercedes-Benz CLS (550)

The CLS (550) is the high-performance car with the 4.7-litre V8 Biturbo engine. The 640i’s engine stands nowhere near the engine of the CLS (550). Despite having this high-performance engine, the CLS’s price is not too high. It just costs $75,150 which is cheaper than the 640i. So, the Mercedes-Benz CLS (550) will be the best choice if you want more power and thrill at a lower price.

BMW 640i Coupe VS Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is almost same in every aspect to the 640i. It has got a 3.0-litre turbocharged V-6 engine that produces 330 hp that is a bit more than the 640i. It has also got good body balance and a plush ride. But for the Panamera, being a 4-seater is a big disadvantage as it has a low cabin space as compared to the 2018 BMW 6-series coupe.

2018 BMW 6 Series Final Verdict

The 2018 BMW 6-Series Coupe carries a flamboyant design with extremely intuitive tech and exquisite interiors. The car has excellent performance both on and off the track. The new V-8 powered 650i is power-packed and will leave you stunned with its quick throttle. With Heated Front Seats covered in Nappa leather or optional full merino leather, gorgeous wood trim, and ambient lighting, the 6 Series Coupe is sensually engaging inside and out.