What used BMW 6 Series sports will I get for my budget?
Prices for a 6 Series Convertible start at around £17,000, but allow roughly £20,000 for a good 2011 or 2012 6 Series Convertible with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Most examples are diesels, so expect to pay a little more if you want a petrol because they’ll most likely have covered fewer miles than their diesel equivalents.
Spend between £21,000 and £25,000 and you’ll pick up a good-condition 2013 car with a low to average mileage from an independent dealer.
Up the wedge to between £25,000 and £30,000 and you can pick up 2015 models, petrol or diesel, in good condition with low mileages and a full history from either independent or franchised dealers. £35,000 will get you into a 2016 example with less than 20,000 miles on the clock, and if you spend over £40,000, you'll have your choice of 2017 cars from a main BMW dealer.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 6 Series sports?
As far as fuel economy goes, the 640d SE is the best of the range, with an official average of 50.4mpg on the old NEDC test cycle. The petrol equivalent, the 640i SE, averages 37.2mpg.
Insurance is understandably high, with all models being in the top band, 50.
If you're looking for a 2017 model, be prepared for a nasty surprise when it comes to road tax figures. Due to the high prices of the 6 Series, every model breaks through the £40,000 ‘premium’ tax level, which slaps an additional £310 onto the cost of road tax every year between years two and six of the car’s life. This means that a 640d registered after April 2017 could cost you £450 a year, whereas one registered a month earlier is £150.
There are no fixed-price servicing plans for the 6 Series, and BMW service agents can be expensive. However, there are plenty of independent specialists who will service the car for less.