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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Running costs

1 out of 5 1.0

Compared to the standard 6-Series, the M6 is pricey when new especially when you consider it's as expensive as top end Porsche 911s and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. A new car will still take a sizeable depreciation in in the first 12 months while insurance group 20 and 19mpg add to the costs, but if you have to ask . . .

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 109p £2,608 - £2,608 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions. Fuel prices are updated daily.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period According to on-board computer.
Warranty Three years/unlimited mileage.
Road tax (12 months) £305 - £535
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 50
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

1 out of 5 1.0

The M6 returns just 19mpg on average, so it's no surprise that it scores so lowly on the eco front. With emissions of 362g/km CO2 it scores similarly to other supercars from Aston Martin, Audi and Porsche but fortunately, these sorts of cars tend to be driven less per year than the average family car.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
5.0 V10 Petrol 342 g/km (Min) £305 - £535
5.0 V10 Petrol 352 g/km (Max) £535


4 out of 5 4.0

There's a lot of technology in the M6, as well as a high performance V10 engine, but BMW generally has an impressive record in terms of reliability and durability.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported. Carbon fibre doesn't stand up to UV rays well, so watch for deterioration on the Coupe roof over time.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.

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