UAL747
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New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:15 am

All I have to say is DAMN! That's a fine lookin' automobile!







325 HP 4.4L V8
Around $75,000
Comes out in 2004.

UAL747
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:21 am

That is a babe of a car. I think I got wood!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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racko
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:32 am

I saw it on the IAA in flesh. It looks so damn gorgeous in real, especially in black.

And wait for the M6....550 HP 5 litre V10  Smile
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:42 am

yeah i love the new slick style bmw applies.
it takes time to get used to, but it is a significant progress design wise compared to what mercedes and audi produce these days.
thumbs up bmw!
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 5:06 am

While I don't like very much the desing that BMW is using in these days, I admit this is a wonderful car!!!! It reminds me of Maserati desing  Smile

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flight152
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:31 am

It is a gorgeous car, can't wait to see the convertible come out about a year later.
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:35 am

I'll be the black sheep here, but I think its BUTT UGLY.
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:15 am

Someone needs to put a fist in whatever monkey's face that's designing all the new bimmers! ('cept the Z4, that one's nice).

JAL777, you're not alone. That car's rear looks like a disgrace to Picasso.

FSP
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:30 pm

sexy sexy sexy..... Big grin
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:07 pm

I'm not sure if I'm the only one who has noticed this or not. Visualize the roofline extending down the back without the squared off corner/trunk there. See the extreme resemblence to the Porsche 911?
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:46 pm

Flyf15-

the fender flares are a bit Porsche, but everything screams Bangle.

another stunner, I want to collect 'em all.

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mas a330
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:56 pm

I think the new 5 series looks better
 
racko
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:31 pm

Flyf15,

I had the exact same thought when I saw it for the first time. It resemblences the Porsche 993 Turbo with its whaletail. Actually I believe that Bangle definately got inspiration by looking at it. Not that it's a bad thing considering that the 911 still looks so hot today, after 40 years.
 
UAL747
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:17 am

Yeah, I thought the same thing about the back of the car! Porsche...

UAL747
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 1:32 am

The back doesn't bother any of you guys? The front looks better than the new 5 series, but the back is what really gets me.

FSP
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:00 am

I think it's pretty nice looking, but perhaps not a styling coup (in fact, the proportions and a couple of design cues reminds me a bit of the upcoming - dare I say - "Australian" Pontiac GTO. Styling subjectivity aside, I wonder how many folks here will opine that nobody needs a $75,000 coupe except to show off in, as has been the thrust of many other arguments on these forums (ie: the currently dying-down Hummer war)?

Will somebody suggest that it would make more sense to buy a comparably packaged vehicle for less than half the price, or is all this affluence o.k. when it' spent on prestige marques? ...jack
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:23 am

Prestige marques?

I much prefer the Volvo C70.  Big grin
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:30 am

That was one of the questions that my sales rep asked me--are you going to wait for the M6 (I have a 2005 M5 on deposit)? Seeing as though they will not commit to delivery...and that at the least it will be about 85k+ out the door...it's getting a little pricey to own the M series lately.....

I think the convertible looks a bit like an Audi..since it doesn't have the air inlet below the bumper (assume it's a concept car...).

Very nice ride.
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:47 am

I think the upcoming 6 is one of the better "Banglish" efforts. But I agree with Greg that the ragtop looks as it it comes from Stuttgart, not Munich. I will stick with my E39, the last of the classic BMW designs . . .
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racko
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 3:42 am

Cptkrell,

somehow Porsche manages to be the most profitable car manufacturer in the world by just selling high-priced cars nobody needs. And I admit, once I've climbed the career ladder far enough, I want a Porsche, too  Smile
 
BA
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:30 am

It's a Porsche wannabe.............
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:51 am

I used to own a 1985 635CSi with over 250,000 mi/400,000 km on the odo, and I'd say that that the new 6 does a good job of carrying the 6 nameplate I'll have to wait for one of them to get their car washed at my car wash before I can make a final judgement. The E24 is still one of the finest looking Bimmers ever made, though.
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:01 am

Ugly. Fire the engineers.....
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kj76
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 29, 2003 7:58 pm

I prefer the old 300-series...

Signed,

Happy owner of 325iA Coupe
 
Kay
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:41 pm

Who remembers the M635csi? 24valve 286bhp
it was a masterpiece, this one will probably be comfortable and luxurious and heavy, nothing to do with the original 6 series, but better this than no 6-series at all. The 8-series were too heavy and soft to take the flagship
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:40 pm

Very useful to bring your toothbrush in holidays, but for a family ...
 
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:35 am

And I admit, once I've climbed the career ladder far enough, I want a Porsche, too.

With a Maserati, my dear Racko, you would show a stronger sense of understatement, distinct character and style.

Regards,
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RE: New BMW 6-series!

Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:41 am

I'll remind my personal style-advisor once he stands at the side of the road in his broken-down Maserati while I drive along in my Porsche  Smile

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