BMW 6 Series

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How much does the BMW 6 Series cost to run?

The 3.0L diesel is the most economical BMW 6 Series to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The BMW 6 Series 3.0L diesel costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does just over 51 MPG on average, which means it will cost £12.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the BMW 2 Series 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 48, which is lower than the Jaguar F Type 3.0L petrol, but higher than the Jaguar F Type 2.0L petrol.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
mpg40.9 - 51.4
emissions144 - 183
tax£160.00 - £260.00
insuranceGroup 47 - 50

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

BMW 6 Series: How big is the boot?

The BMW 6 Series has an above average boot space (457 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 2 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 3 large bags or 3 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the BMW 2 Series MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 560 litres.

Is the BMW 6 Series easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower MINI Coupe.

This car is actually 107mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which BMW 6 Series has the best performance?

The fastest BMW 6 Series from 0-60, is the 3.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 630 lbs/ft torque and 313 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Jaguar XK 5L petrol, which will beat your BMW 6 Series to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model3.0L diesel
zeroTo625.3 - 6.3
torque580 - 630
bhp286 - 313