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2009 BMW 6-Series vs. Its Competition

 
2008 BMW 6-Series 650i
8.6
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

Like the passenger accommodations of the BMW, the Porsche 911 has teensy rear seats plus a cold, technical feel, but stunning handling and straight-line performance—especially in Turbo form.

It’s also a bit more practical, thanks to the front and rear cargo compartments.

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 as well as the best-handling car here—and the closest to a true sportscar despite offering a heap of luxuries.

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8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
The technological burden the 2009 BMW 6-Series carries is a distraction from the car’s Herculean performance.
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
The SL’s new look isn’t to everyone’s liking, but in AMG guise, it’s now more punch than paunch—and a worthy stealth Ferrari-chaser.
9.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2009 Porsche 911 is in a class of its own, and if you have your heart set on one, there's very little else to compare it to.
MSRP From  
$78,200$98,500$76,300
Gas Mileage  
14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6-cyl
EPA Class  
Subcompact2 SeaterMini-Compact
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe 650i2-Door Roadster 5.5L V82-Door Coupe GT2
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
422
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe2 Door Convertible2 Door Coupe
Transmission  
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD

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