The 6-Series started life in 1976 as BMW's flagship coupe. Unlike the CS, it was a larger 2+2 coupe. The rear seats were big enough to carry teenagers or shorter adults, while the boot was huge by coupe standard. The interior was stylish (thanks to driver-oriented console) and high-quality. Excellent ergonomics and visibility made it a good daily car. Another big difference from the CS was crash worthiness. From the beginning, BMW designed it to pass all foreseeable safety regulations in the United States. A lot of work was done to the monocoque chassis to make it stiff, crumple properly in collision and rollover safely. This inevitably brought a couple of side effects: more weight and thicker pillars. However, BMW's French design chief Paul Bracq did a great job to hide its bulkiness. It looked half sporty and half civilized, very elegant and graceful. The 6-Series was probably the best design during the angular era of BMW. The 6-Series was renowned for combining the civility of Mercedes and the sporting character of Porsche. It ran fast enough, steered accurately and cornered with little drama. Its ride hit a great balance between sport and comfort. Its engine ran as smooth as a turbine. Its steering was especially worth praising, being feelsome, precise and well-geared. Very few cars at the time could deliver such a great steering, even fewer in today. However, the most impressive was perhaps its overall refinement, high-quality and versatility.....Read Less
The 6-Series started life in 1976 as BMW's flagship coupe. Unlike the CS, it was a larger 2+2 coupe. The rear seats were big enough to carry teenagers or shorter adults, while the boot was huge by coupe standard. The interior was stylish (thanks to driver-oriented conso.....Read More
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