2016 BMW 6-Series vs. Its Competition

2016 BMW M6 Competition Package
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The M6 is most often compared to the Mercedes-Benz SL63 in terms of size and power.

The Benz beats the BMW in available technology, but the M6 brings with it a little more sporting potential.

In the same breath, it should be noted the M6 isn't the same sports car as a Porsche 911 or even a Jaguar F-Type.

The Maserati GranTurismo may have more exotic credentials than the M6, but the BMW is built on a better chassis and doesn't sport a price tag in the mid-$100,000s—the M6 is only in the low-$100,000s.

2016 BMW M6 Competition Package2016 BMW 6-Series
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2016 Jaguar F-Type S V-6 manual2016 Jaguar F-Type
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (SL63 AMG)2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2016 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS2016 Porsche 911
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Maserati GranTurismo Centennial edition2016 Maserati GranTurismo
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2016 BMW M6 is a no-compromises kind of car for buyers unfazed by traditional sports car manufacturers. It's better suited for the streets than the track, and that's not a bad thing.
9.0
The 2015 Jaguar F-Type fleshes out its sportscar credentials this year with a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
8.2
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class offers relaxed luxury and willing power, but delivers nimble moves when called upon.
9.0
From the satisfying Carrera to the outrageous GT3 RS, the 2016 Porsche 911 is consistently brilliant, and lives up to the this model line's pedigree in every respect—with some modern comforts spliced right in.
8.8
The 2016 Maserati GranTurismo puts a gorgeous wrapper on Ferrari-inspired performance, to stunning effect.
MSRP From    
$77,300$65,000$85,050$84,300$132,825
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Coupe Manual RWD2-Door Roadster SL 4002-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
42244
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeRoadsterCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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