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.
There are plenty of electronics in a 6 Series, so check that it all works as it should.
What are the most common problems with a used BMW 6 Series coupe?
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.
As mentioned above, electrical faults are commonplace throughout the car and can result in big bills, so steer clear of any example that throws up a warning light or message on the dashboard.
Is a used BMW 6 Series coupe reliable?
The BMW 6 Series didn’t feature in our latest reliability survey, but BMW as a brand ranked 17th out of 32 car brands featured – a distinctly average performance.
If you would like to see the full reliability list for coupés and convertibles, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.