2008 BMW 6-Series vs. Its Competition

2008 BMW 6-Series 2-door Coupe M6 Angular Rear Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Mercedes-Benz SL is a two-seat roadster that also has a bit of a weight problem, and technology invades every driving system--but it comes off as more composed than the 6-Series BMW and sports a folding hardtop.

Jaguar's XKR is a blast to drive; it's the sexiest convertible in this group by far and one of the best-handling cars here, too.

The Porsche 911 has teensy rear seats and a cold, technical feel, but stunning handling and straight-line performance, especially in Turbo form.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance.
9.6
The 2008 Jaguar XK is the brand's best mainstream car ever, with performance equal to its German competitors and looks to beat them all.
8.4
Think of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class as a big, luxurious grand tourer with a little bit of sportscar soul, and you're on the right track.
9.2
The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
MSRP From   
$76,600$74,835$95,300$73,500
Gas Mileage   
11 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class   
SubcompactMini-Compact2 SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe 650i2-Door Coupe2-Door Roadster 5.5L V82-Door Coupe Carrera
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4424
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Coupe2-Door Coupe2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe
Transmission   
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD