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BMW 6-Series

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  • qibbleqibble Posts: 26
    Hello,

    I'm not really a BWM fan but this car is really good-looking. Here's a site with great pictures.\

    http://www.kalach.easynet.be/e63.htm
  • Not a BMW fan ...until now - this car is hotter than the 7 series. Considering the fact that 7 series sales are dropping this machine is going to take over the market, but that depends on the MSRP - anyone dare guess what the 6 is going to go for--my guess- 55-60K
  • bmwsellerbmwseller Posts: 200
    Expect the 6 series to have base price about the same as a 7 (mid 60's). I would expect a typically equipped unit to be in the mid-upper 70's and the loaded with all the goodies price may approach 90. The convertible will be un-freakin-believable. I've seen both the cars through bmw simulcast. Everyone always seems to want to speculate about M versions. I wouldn't say that we'll see one for sure at this point but an M6 cabrio might exceed 100. Get in line. We've had clients want to secure allocation spots on these already as well as the next generation M5.
  • Has anybody reserved a spot for a 6-series yet? If yes, what have you been told as the arrival date and price? Does anybody know if this car will be available through the european delivery program and when?
  • bmwsellerbmwseller Posts: 200
    We expect the car in the Spring and that is word from BMW. So, it's close!!! I don't know about the whole market but just guessing I'd said that there may be dealers that have already promised there initial allocations. We haven't. Just hints at pricing as I have alluded to previously and I'm confident that it will be available for European Delivery.
  • I'm considering the 645 for ED next year. Any suggestions how I should pursue it. The pickup should probably be around late summer, when the kids are off to enjoy europe. I suppose I could contact my local dealer in my state.
  • Any word on the cab version availability. I'm on the waiting list for CLK500 cab but have heard alot of negative comments and concerns about MB and its lineup.
  • I'm considering the 645 for ED next year. Any suggestions how I should pursue it. The pickup should probably be around late summer, when the kids are off to enjoy europe. I suppose I could contact my local dealer in my state.
  • bmwsellerbmwseller Posts: 200
    No way to get the ball rolling on the car just yet. Dealers don't have allocation or pricing yet.
  • dbs8dbs8 Posts: 13
    According to my local dealer, the 645ci will be priced at $60k to $75k. This car is available now in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for $75,170.00.

    The original 6 series was slotted between the 5 series sedans and the 7 series sedans in price. They were based on the five series just as this one will be.

    In my opinion, the "eighties" 5 and 6 series cars were two of the most beautiful cars ever made. The new one, like all new BMWs, have morphed into a higher-wasted more "bubble" like machine. I like the old ones better, but I also understand that this is a cutting-edge manufacturer. We will eventually get used to the styling and appreciate the machine for what it is intended to do.

    With that said- My sixty+ year-old boss has leased three 7 series models as his last three cars. The dealer gave him a new 2004 to drive for a few days as his lease is ending, he hated the i-drive. He's now looking at a Jaguar XJ8.
  • ndmdndmd Posts: 27
    Why is the 645ci so d*** expensive? What is the $10,000-$15,000 difference between it and the 545i?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,902

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  • In the first drive pictures I can see the SMG shift buttons just inside the steering wheel rim but also see a stick in the center console. Why is there still a stick?
  • The stick is for forward vs reverse and also must be placed in a certain way to start the engine. I think I am correct on this at least.
  • erickplerickpl Posts: 2,735
    Okay, I know BMW... but what other manufacturers offer either coupe or sedan RWD, lux sport. Here is what I have:

    BMW
    Cadillac
    Lincoln
    Infiniti
    Mercedes
    Audi
    VW

    What other ones can you guys think of?

    -Paul
  • shoesshoes Posts: 131
    Robb Report was shooting photographs in the Napa Valley of what they said was the only 645 in the US. It was black and looked very good in person, lots of presence.

    I have to be honest, it still looks vaguely Pontiac in the front and vaguely Chrysler in the rear. Still I am sure the driving is all BMW.

    The best news I heard from my dealer was that the pricing will start around $62,000 base MSRP.

    I have a CLK 55 Cabriolet on order and should receive it in January and wondering which I will enjoy more. I think AMG has just about made BMW irrelevant.
  • i have decided to replace my wife's '99 ML320 with either a new 2004 MB S430 or 2004 BMW 645Ci (decided to drop the Cayenne S)

    do you have go to to your local dealership to go on the waiting list? knowing how popular this car is going to be, i would think so (recalling the '98 ML320 wait; 9 months!).
  • shoesshoes Posts: 131
    I have been told by two dealers that there will be gouging on the initial 6 series cars. Given the teething pains BMW had with the 7 series in the first year, I would say a 2005 is the better choice. Also, at first I heard the base price would be just a little more than the 5 series, now I hear it is a little more than the 7 series which puts a loaded coupe in the high $70's and a loaded convertible in the mid $80's.
  • ajroseajrose Posts: 29
    Just received pricing info on 2004 645Ci and 645 CiC.

                      Coupe Conv
    MSRP $69,300 $76,300
    Euro del 64,450 70,960

    Options:

    Active cruise $2200
    Heads up disp 1000
    Sat Radio 595
    Cold pkg 700
    Prem sound 1800
    Sport pkg 2800

    That's it.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Let's see, a 645Ci 6-Speed (three pedal variety), Sport Package and Premium Sound for $69,050 (or maybe a little less) via ED. Yeah, I think that car needs me to pick it up in the fatherland. ;-)

    Best Regards,
    Shipo
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    BMW 645Ci U.S. MSRP: 69,300
    BMW 645Ci E.D. MSRP: 64,450

    Destination and Handling: 650

    Option/Description -- Price
    494/Heated Front Seats -- 500
    508/Park Distance Control -- 700
    531/Active Cruise Control -- 2,200
    610/Head-Up Display -- 1,000
    655/Satellite Radio -- 595
    693/Satellite Radio Prep -- 75
    ZPS/Premium Package -- 1,800 *
    ZSP/Sport Package -- 2,800

    Best Regards,
    Shipo

    * The source for this information may have typed the description incorrectly as ZPS typically denotes "Premium Sound" not "Premium Package" which is usually denoted with the ZPP code.
  • mash3mash3 Posts: 1
    I have placed an order for ED for pick up in July. I had been on the top of the wait list at my dealer and did not have any problem getting on the ED list.
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  • How do you get in the queue? What happens once you pick up the vehicle (presumably in Munich)? How does it get shipped back to the US? What's the shipping cost?
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    To get into the queue, you simply visit your local dealer and tell him/her that you want the ED option. I understand that the new 6-Series is in very short supply for ED cars; however, time should cure that problem. Anyway, you configure your car just like you would if you were buying it domestically, arrange for financing and make your down payments through the dealer as well. The only real difference is the timing, for ED you need to make your initial payment a month earlier than you would with a domestic car.

    As for delivery, yes, you pick the car up at the ED center in Munich, and BMW will provide you with a wonderful packet on the "Hows and wheres". The ED Center is something like 15 km from the airport, and can be reached via taxi or their excellent S-Bahn/U-Bahn light rail system, which has a stop about a quarter of a mile from the ED Center.

    Regarding shipping, that is performed by EH Harms, which has drop off locations all over Europe, and is included in the cost of the ED program. For those of us who live on the East Coast, transit time is about 4-5 weeks. For the folks on the Left Coast, add another couple of weeks.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,
    Shipo
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  • hoofen1hoofen1 Posts: 16
    I think the 645 is(finally) a worthy successor to the old 6,which I loved.But is it $15/20k better than the CLK Cabrio?? I think not.
  • ajroseajrose Posts: 29
    I recently replaced my 430 CLK with a BMW 540i 6 SP. Although the CLK's looks are terrific (IMHO), the ride of the BMW is a significant upgrade over the CLK.

    If BMW can produce an auto that rivals the CLK in looks, there is no contest as to which marque I would like to drive.
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