6 series Gt Prices

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  1. Mieke
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    It's understandable why they've had to discount it so much. I would want a 6 cylinder engine at those prices.
     
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    Erm!
    I’m not that sure now
    What with emission contraints and strong pushing of manufacturers to lower emissions it seems all are working on squeezing every ounce of power from the cubic capacity, at present most are throwing multiple turbos at low capacity engines to offer high output, this aligns with the disposable car traits that the manufacturers want - ie 3 year life....
    Aka F1 engine technology where engines barely last a season........
    I’m sure Honda was front runners many years back when they done wonders with their technology that others are being forced into.
    I believe the variable cylinder management systems will be put to more use to counter act the move to electric power,
    “I’ve a mahousive v8 under the bonnet that runs on two cylinders in the city at the touch of a switch”
     
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    I would be the same a petrol six cylinder and X drive for that kind of money

    @snrbrtsn

    I see where you are coming from with your post about smaller engines with turbos to boost power to make the car meet emissions targets makes sense

    If my memory serves me well BMW used to make a 1500 cc engine with a massive turbo bolted on and revving to 12000 RPM and knocking out around 1350 BHP so before long we will all be buying BMW M12/13 Turbo FI engines for our road cars
     
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    That may be the direction that manufacturers are being forced down by the government, environmental activists and the fleet market, but it's not a direction that I intend to go down unless I have no other choice. :nono: They will have to prise my 6 cylinder out of my hands with me kicking and screaming. :LOL:
     
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    The 6 cylinder petrol engines are so beautifully smooth. The M54 engine in my E39 525i was a delight to drive, going round into the red so quickly and smoothly. By comparison, the 4-cylinder engines in my last F10 528i and my current G30 530i are much more laboured at higher revs and are distinctly 'gruffer'. However, the newer turbo engines have a lot more bottom end torque and, apparently, more top end power, but the top end power doesn't feel that much more and they're a lot less satisfying to drive. However, the petrol consumption of my G30 is a lot better, around 10mpg better on a long journey.
     
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    We have 4 cylinder 20i X1 but the 6 cylinder engine in the 18 year old Z3 is so much more responsive
    From 3,000 the rev counter just goes quickly and smoothly to the red area.
    Fuel consumption in the X1 is around 38mpg but no idea about the Z3 ----which really does like the super grade , its really notable if rum on normal grade petrol.
     
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    Just had a look on the BMW AUC site and used, low mileage 630is are now starting at £30k, that's about £2k lower than when this thread started. Has anyone had a drive in these yet?
     
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    Yes, nothing quite like driving an I6 petrol. Still makes sense, IMO, to have the I6 engines in the bigger chassis. I6 turbo petrol engines are pretty much best of both worlds, Smooth, relaxed and ready to go. (y)

    Users of the B58 petrol engine in the 340i/540i models report excellent mpg. Moved the game on from the N55, which is already an efficient I6 petrol engine

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    A friend of mine has a G30 540i and is apparently getting around 38mpg overall which I think is excellent for a car of that size and power. The 640i xdrive that @mach one links to earlier in this thread has loads of options including HUD and the 40i engine - mighty tempting.
     
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