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$71,945
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$78,200
On Features
Besides the questionable iDrive system, the 2009 BMW 6-Series is littered with enough features to make any car fanatic giddy.
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iDrive system still too complex for some
Edmunds

There are myriad adjustments to tailor the driving position
ConsumerGuide

consider adding a tuning knob and a row of radio station preset buttons
MyRide.com



According to TheCarConnection.com's experts, the 2008 6-Series had a little something for everyone, and for 2009, BMW sweetens the deal by upgrading the 6-Series’ Sport Package with a sportier-sounding exhaust system. Also, an improved BMW Assist now includes a Safety Plan for four years at no additional cost and TeleService, which automatically notifies the BMW center when the vehicle will need service.

According to Edmunds, the 2009 BMW series is available in both coupe and convertible body styles. Standard features on the BMW 6-Series include "18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats with driver memory, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker CD audio system with iPod integration and a regular auxiliary audio jack." The convertible top is canvas, not a folding hardtop (which would likely add even more weight to the hefty 6-Series). A navigation system is also standard, as are power features.

In addition, notes Edmunds, there are two option packages for this 2009 BMW: the Sport package, which includes "19-inch alloy wheels, enhanced exterior trim and sport seats," and the Cold Weather package, which includes "heated seats and steering wheel." Stand-alone options for the BMW 6-Series include different leather trim, HD and satellite radio, Active Steering, adaptive cruise control, BMW’s head-up display, and keyless ignition/entry.

Only Edmunds shows some love for the iDrive on the BMW 6-Series, though not wholeheartedly. It is better than previous versions but still difficult to operate. There are some cool features, however, such as "voice command." You can also unlock the door "by just touching the door handle." The iDrive works audio, navigation, and climate controls; six memory buttons in case you forget where you are in its programming; a lane-departure warning system; and a head-up display, all competing for your attention. MyRide.com professes a love/hate relationship with the controls for the iDrive on the 2009 BMW 6-Series. With the radio dials directly below the climate controls, it's hard to manage them while on the road. "In addition to the minimalist stereo controls on the center of the dashboard," MyRide.com pleads of BMW, "consider adding a tuning knob and a row of radio station preset buttons." ConsumerGuide says, "drivers otherwise grapple with iDrive's many menus and settings—a real distraction."

Conclusion

Besides the questionable iDrive system, the 2009 BMW 6-Series is littered with enough features to make any car fanatic giddy.

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