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2009 BMW 6-Series Review

This review was written when the 2009 BMW 6-Series was new.

The 6-Series Coupe and Convertible are luxurious, high-status vehicles that prioritize ride comfort over sports performance.

Though competitors like the Porsche 911 offer more capable sports performance, the 2009 BMW 6-Series holds its own in terms of luxury. In fact, Forbes says it's a great choice for anyone who wants to "stand out" and is looking for a vehicle "that blends sporty dynamics and decadent luxury." However, its too-snug backseat and complicated iDrive controls detract from its appeal. Overall, the 6-Series is more about status than everyday practicality and visceral performance.

If you're in the market for a super luxury sports car that values luxury over performance, another great choice is the Jaguar XK. In fact, its nameplate screams refinement. However, if what you're seeking is a thrilling performance, it's hard to beat the Porsche 911 or Dodge Viper. Though both provide loads of raw, unadulterated power, only the 911's got the handling chops to leave performance seekers all-around satisfied.

The 6-Series is available in two body styles: 650i Coupe and 650i Convertible. Both feature a smooth 360-horsepower V8 engine.

  • "More of a luxurious cruiser than a sports coupe, the 650i does offer a great engine note, a comfortable and quiet interior, quick acceleration, and exclusivity." -- Car and Driver
  • "High-powered, high-profile and highly desirable, BMW's premium 650i Coupe makes an exclusive statement in a very exclusive realm. While a few of its styling details may be open to some rather heated debate, there's no denying that this 2+2 offers a stunning driving experience for those who can afford its price of entry." -- Kelley Blue Book
Review Last Updated: 7/2/09

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