Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

BMW M6 Convertible safety has been enhanced by the active bonnet system for pedestrian protection. At speeds between 12mph and 34mph actuators raise the bonnet at the front and rear so it can deform more easily and cushion the blow if there’s an impact. Other standard kit includes front and side airbags, an active roll over protection system and a tyre pressure warning indicator.

Rear child seat attachments are also standard and all cars come with the dynamic stability control package that includes ABS, stability control, cornering brake control, brake force distribution, and hill-start assist. The car has not been tested by Euro NCAP but we expect it to achieve the top five-star rating. It also features BMW Assist that automatically contacts the emergency services should the worst happen.

Technically, the M6 Convertible is a four-seater but the rear seats are very cramped and only really useful if you want extra space to carry a couple of bags. They are not really for carrying grown adults, only children up to the age of around 12. Even then they’ll start getting tetchy after half an hour with their legs up by their ears. There’s 300 litres of luggage space which is the same size as that on a Skoda Fabia and you could conceivably carry a set of golf clubs with the longer clubs taken out and moved into the rear seats.

It’s also worth noting that the boot is bigger than that in a Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG and Porsche 911 Cabriolet. The wind break and rear screen also means that roof-down motoring is practical even during the colder months. There are a few cubbies for loose change but the door pockets are a little on the narrow side. The roof can be opened or closed by pressing a button on the centre console at speeds of up to 25mph.

It takes 19 seconds to lower the roof and 24 seconds to put it back up.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible (12-18).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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:

M6 equipment

M6 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
M6 optional equipment
None available