BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé: Are the Costs Getting Too Much? July 14, 2017
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé is a luxurious and stunning car. If you have one, you might deem yourself one lucky driver. However, as with all things worth having, they often come at a price – the price of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé being staggeringly high. Out since 2012 and with a three-year warranty that’s just about coming to an end, you may be starting to think: should I sell my car?
Quality at a Cost
The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has proved itself a late but worthy contender in the 4- door coupé club. It’s pitted itself against the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Audi A7 and, some would even say, the Porsche Panamera, and many would say it holds its own on handling, design and sheer class. But, by gosh, it can work out a heck of a lot pricier.
BMW’s first 4-door coupé comes with a steep list price that quickly escalates into six figures as soon as you so much as look at the tempting list of optional extras.
High Running Costs
The diesel engine is powerful, uncommonly quiet and reassuringly economical at 50mpg. But if you went for one of the petrol engines – in particular the trailblazing 650i – you’ll find the miles-per- gallon drop down to a much more wallet-busting 32mpg. Regardless of which engine seduced you, all available choices are firmly within the most expensive insurance bracket. Anyone who scrimped on insurance and finds them self in a costly accident may be left with the question: should I sell my car for scrap?
Watch Your Driving
The BMW 6 series Gran Coupé impressed critics with driving that proved remarkably smooth and responsive given the bulky and heavy nature of the beast. Some, though, feel the low-seated position of the driver’s seat is restrictive to the vision. Not ideal for a car over five metres long with colossal insurance premiums. Mishaps could be a more likely and excruciatingly expensive prospect.
Still a Good Investment?
BMW has a solid record for sturdy mechanics. The Gran Coupé has not been privy to any major issues. But the 2012 recall for potential battery problems in the 5 and 6 Series models built 2003–2010 suggests you can’t rule this out just yet.
The best resale prices are for models with a deluge of optional extras. If you went for a basic model that’s been privy to a few scrapes, you may want to consider: is it time to sell my car for scrap?
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