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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5


4.5 out of 5 4.5

Standard equipment includes six airbags, corner brake control (CBC), dynamic brake control (DBC), automatic stability control and traction control, dynamic stability control (DSC), with MDynamic mode, adaptive headlight control system, xenon headlights, automatic headlight activation, headlight washing system, Isofix child seat fixings, parking sensors, rain sensors, puncture warning system, multi-function steering wheel with SMG paddles and M Drive control, sports seats which are fully electronically adjustable with driver’s seat angle adjustment and memory function, i-Drive, head-up display with M specific functions (rev counter band, speed reading, gear selection and gear change indication), heated front seats, extended Merino leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning, carbon fibre interior trim, trip computer, automatic dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control, electric seat adjustment, electric front windows, electric steering column adjustment, CD stereo, LOGIC7 hi-fi system with 10 speakers, satellite navigation with split screen functionality, six-disc CD changer in glove box, extended voice control and a double-sided luggage compartment mat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows

M6 equipment

M6 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
M6 optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows


4.5 out of 5 4.5

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.

Interior & boot space

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The M6 offers a decent amount of space for a two-plus-two, and with 450 litres of luggage space it is one of the more useful coupes on the market. The convertible offers less luggage space when the roof is down but virtually the same as the coupe with the roof up. The wind break and rear screen also means that roof-down motoring is practical even during the colder months.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
BMW 6-Series M6 (05-10) 300 litres
Maserati GranTurismo 260 litres
Aston Martin Vantage 144 litres
Porsche 911 Coupé (04-12) 105 litres

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