Used BMW 6-Series M6 (2005 - 2010) Safety & Reliability

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013
BMW’S M division returns to the 6-Series, rekindling memories of the old M635 CSi of the late 1980s. The M6 Coupe and Convertible use the same 5.

4.5 out of 5



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There's no official Euro NCAP crash safety rating for the 6-Series, but the 1-Series and 3-Series which were launched at a similar time, both achieved the maximum five star rating for adult occupant safety. BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control is supplemented by five additional safety features to create DSC+. These include brake drying (which applies the pads to the discs in wet conditions to clear a film of water), brake pre-tensioning and brake fade compensation which recognises brake temperature rises and automatically increases brake pressure to prevent any fading.

The M6 also comes with six airbags and Isofix mounting points as standard.

4 out of 5


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 check problem points


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


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