2017 BMW 6-Series vs. Its Competition

2017 BMW 6-Series
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and Porsche 911 may be the most natural competitors to the BMW 6-Series in two-door form.

All three cars are exceptional for front passengers, but the 6-Series lags both in performance and perhaps some style.

The CLS-Class and Audi A7 are both similar takes on the four-door "coupe" idea with varying degrees of efficiency.

The CLS-Class was the first to the party, but the A7 is unmistakably gorgeous.

We think the Maserati GranTurismo may be in the mix for some buyers looking for performance (perhaps the M6), but the BMW has far more options available for those buyers.

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2017 Audi A7 (European spec)2017 Audi A7
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2017 Porsche 9112017 Porsche 911
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Quick Specs
The 2017 BMW 6-Series is a luxurious jack of all trades (speed, style, comfort, and quality) but a master of one: grand touring.
The 2017 Audi A7’s combination of sexy exterior style and healthy interior practicality make for a grand touring luxury sedan par excellence.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the first of its kind and in need of a makeover. It's still timeless, but it's also time for what's next.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class isn't quite a sports car, but it's a rapid, open-air touring coupe extraordinaire.
The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is getting old but its Ferrari-inspired performance and sensuous styling and still appealing.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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