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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
A comfortable and quiet interior
Car and Driver
True luxury is about simplicity as much as it is personal comfort or elegance
Entry and exit is the typical 2-door squeeze
Limited rear seat room
The 2008 BMW 6-Series has exceptional luxury and high-quality materials, but its token rear seats are just that.
The interior of the 2008 BMW 6-Series is comfortable and quiet, contends Car and Driver, adding that the car provides a feeling of "exclusivity." Specific details of the interior that differ from the previous series include a "wide console" that "imparts a cozy cabin feel," says ConsumerGuide.
Likewise, "good headroom and legroom" are available in the BMW 6-Series "for all but the very tall," and passengers will enjoy the "firm, supportive seats." However, the "heavy side bolsters can impede entry and exit" in and out of the car, ConsumerGuide adds. But Edmunds doesn't love it, stating the "cockpit has a somewhat austere feel compared to its competitors." The BMW 6-Series is spacious enough for two people, but four adults fitting in the car may seem a bit of a stretch. Limited backseat space was a problem for Car and Driver as well.
"Interior storage is poor," says ConsumerGuide with "just one cupholder" in the front and rear. Car and Driver echoes the sentiment, noting the BMW 6-Series compromises utility--"four passengers rather than five, less rear headroom, less cargo space"--to amp up the "style and sportier dynamics." Edmunds notes the trunk space is 13 cubic feet and a "healthy" 12.4 in the convertible, though that drops to 10.6 cubic feet when the top is lowered.
Cars.com says “fit and finish are excellent, and so are the materials,” but ConsumerGuide voices a real concern with the electronics' quality. For instance, "pressing the keyfob's trunk-release switch regularly set off the alarm system." Even so, Edmunds greatly enjoys the "top-quality cabin materials" and "optional Harman Kardon sound system."
This 2008 BMW series is relatively quiet. "Engines are audible but pleasing at high rpm," reports ConsumerGuide, but the wind rush in coupes is "modest" and there's "little top-down wind buffeting even with all windows lowered."
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is snug for four, but two fit perfectly amid the top-quality materials and construction.