Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018 review

Category: Coupé

Section: Advice for buyers

Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • BMW 6 Series Coupe
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • Used BMW 6 Series 2011-2018
  • BMW 6 Series Coupe

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used BMW 6 Series coupe?

The BMW 6 Series is a big car and, as such, can be tricky to park. While it comes with parking sensors, previous owners might have kerbed an alloy wheel or bumped into something hidden in the car’s blind spot. Check for any damage outside, because it will affect resale value and most likely cost quite a bit to repair.

Welds on the air conditioning condenser can fail, causing the refrigerant gas used in the system to leak out. Check that the air conditioning system blows cold air, because if it doesn’t, your potential purchase might have a leak that will require inspection.

Crankshaft sensor

A fault with the crankshaft sensor on 6 Series manufactured from 17 May 2018 to 5 June 2018 could affect how the engine runs. Speak to a BMW dealer for further information, because a new sensor will need to be fitted to examples affected by this recall.

Crankcase bearing bushing

This recall affects some 6 Series models made from 24 September 2018 and 24 January 2019 for a crankcase bearing bushing that might not have been pressed into the engine correctly. This may sound like a minor issue, but cars that are involved will actually need to have a new engine fitted, so speak to a BMW dealer for further information.

Is a used BMW 6 Series coupe reliable?