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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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.

A maximum of 350 litres of boot space is available with the roof up, which is roughly the same as a family hatchback like the Volkswagen Golf. Despite the size of the roof, boot space only reduces by 50 litres when it's stowed so there's still enough to swallow a couple of suitcases. Parking sensors are standard too - an image of the car and any surrounding obstacles is depicted on the dashboard screen so the driver has a better idea of their proximity.

The rear seats are really non existent and are only really suitable for young children or, more likely, luggage.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 6-Series Convertible (04-10).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows

Edition Sport equipment

Edition Sport standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Edition Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Heated seats
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav