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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The 6-Series is well suited to accommodating two people – the front of the cabin is spacious and the seats offer excellent support and comfort. The electrically adjustable sports seats come as standard on the top-spec Sport model and make finding a good driving position a doddle. And as we’ve come to expect on BMW models the build quality is immaculate while the interior is neatly laid out.

There are gripes however including a lack of stowage, not helped by shallow door pockets. The iDrive system often makes what should be straightforward operations a little long winded, however newer cars come with eight programmable buttons that make things a little easier. The driving position is comfortable though, with good forward visibility (although the rearward view isn't great) while the pedals are well placed and the steering wheel is electrically-adjustable for height and reach.

An optional head-up display projects information directly onto the windscreen - a must for gadget fans.

While the standard sports suspension means the BMW handles well, it does make for a very firm ride and there's a surprising amount of road noise, even with the standard 17-inch alloys fitted. And although the 6-Series is described as a two plus two the back seats are very small and really only suitable for carrying children or luggage. But for the driver and front passenger the cabin is wonderfully comfortable with supportive and sumptuous seats that are great on long journeys