The 2008 BMW 6-Series comes as either a convertible or as a coupe. Edmunds notes standard features include 18-inch wheels, leather, 12-way power front seats, Bluetooth, and eight-speaker CD audio. Navigation is standard, as well as power features, and convertibles get power-operated fabric tops.
Two option packages dress up the 6-Series. Sport cars get sport seats, 19-inch wheels and distinct trim, while a cold-weather package adds a heated steering wheel and heated seats. Free-flow options include satellite radio, upgraded leather, variable-ratio steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless ignition, and a head-up display.
BMW's iDrive system runs navigation, climate, and audio systems. It has six memory presets that help drivers grow used to its knob-controller interface. It's a love-hate prospect; the minimalist controls remove a lot of long-standing, commonly understood interfaces such as a volume knob. At the same time the system forces drivers that might not be familiar with the interface to use it-or else. Edmunds says the latest version of iDrive is better than previous versions, and says it offers voice commands as a third input option.