BMW 6-Series M6 (2012 -) Safety & Reliability

Review by Parkers on
4
The V8-powered BMW M6 Coupe is a very fast car – offering effortless and instantly available speed. In standard form it offers 552bhp and 680Nm of torque, and with the Competition Package this is boosted to 567bhp.

4 out of 5

Safety

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The car has not been tested by Euro NCAP so it’s hard to give a definitive verdict.

Safety has been enhanced by the active bonnet system, which helps protect pedestrians in the event of a crash. At low speed the bonnet can be raised to cushion the blow if there’s an impact.

Other standard kit includes front and side airbags, an active roll -ver protection system and a tyre-pressure warning indicator.

All cars come with the dynamic stability control package that includes ABS, stability control, cornering brake control, brake force distribution and hill-start assist.

Finally BMW Assist automatically contacts the emergency services should the worst happen.

4 out of 5

Reliability

Bulletproof fit and finish is a given - if you do get rattles inside your M6 you will have been very unlucky.

The V8 engine has seen action in the M5 and has proved robust - mechanical problems should be few and far between.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported