It's hard to tell what exactly the X6 was designed for, but considering BMW calls it a "Sports Activity Vehicle," it's safe to say that it's good for a little bit of everything. While it doesn't quite get the SUV job done in terms of cargo and passenger room, the X6 is as perfectly comfortable off-road as is it is on, and its nimble driving characteristics will fulfill some sports car urges.
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Beyond all the power, technology and feature advantages, the 2012 BMW 6 Series is less pricey and more flexible (larger) than the Mercedes-Benz SL and enjoys a better reputation for quality than the Jaguar XK.
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The smaller, 2-seat 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL feels sportier behind the wheel than the 2012 BMW 6 Series, and the 2012 Jaguar XK has a richer interior.
Has multiple cup holder and compartments all over. Very family friendly car. I love the a/c that runs all through the car. Love how smooth it drives and how fast I can put it to the floor. Love the AUX department so my kids can listen to whatever song they like.
It is fun to drive for a luxury car
It has a lot of power. For a convertible it has a pretty big backseat. Very comfortable and smooth ride. Only complaint is the run flat tires are too expensive.
RELIABLE! Smooth driving car! Great acceleration! Minimal mechanical problems.
Love German engineering (my 5th BMW). It's a convertible (my 50th birthday present to myself). It IS quite low to the ground.
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4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: dynamic brake control (DBC)
Power park brake w/auto hold
Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by, dynamic traction control (DTC)
Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
Rollover protection system *
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/advanced technology -inc: dual threshold dual stage front airbags, front-passenger seat sensors
Front-seat side-impact airbags
Active knee protection airbags
BMW Assist Safety Plan -inc: 4-yr subscription of auto collision notification, emergency request, enhanced roadside assistance, remote door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, customer relations, TeleService, Mobile Office features, MyInfo
BMW Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features
BMW Ultimate Service
Rear-view camera *
Park distance control front & rear w/graphic display *
Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, turns on hazard lights, interior lights, unlocks doors
Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
Emergency interior trunk release
Tire pressure monitor
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (3)
Engine And Engine Cooling > Engine > Other Fuel Types > Turbo-ChargerJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 5-SERIES, 5-SERIES GRAN TURISMO, MODEL YEAR 2012 6-SERIES CONVERTIBLE, 7-SERIES, X5 SAV, AND X6 SAV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 8- OR 12-CYLINDER, TURBOCHARGED, ENGINES BECAUSE THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE ELECTRIC AUXILIARY WATER PUMP CAN OVERHEAT.
THIS COULD LEAD TO A SMOLDERING OF THE PUMP OR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR VEHICLE FIRE.
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUXILIARY WATER PUMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.
Fuel System, GasolineJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 BMW X5 3.0si, X5 4.8i, X5 M, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i and X5 xDrive50i, 2008-2011 X6 x Drive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M, 2010-2011 X6 ActiveHybrid, 535i xDrive Gran Turismo, 535i Gran Turismo, 550i xDrive Gran Turismo and 550i Gran Turismo, 2011-2012 528i, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i and 550i xDrive and 2012 535i ActiveHybrid, 640i Convertible, 650i Convertible, 650i xDrive Convertible, 650i Coupe and 650i Coupe xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles have in-tank fuel pumps that may have insufficiently crimped wire contacts.
The loose wires may cause the connector to melt, resulting in a fuel leak. Additionally, the fuel pump may stop working, possibly causing an engine stall and increase the risk of a crash.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 5, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Engine And Engine CoolingJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive50i, X6 M, ActiveHybrid7, MINI Cooper S Convertible, John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, Cooper S Countryman, Cooper S Countryman ALL4, Cooper S, JCW, Cooper S Clubman, JCW Clubman, Cooper S Roadster, JCW Roadster, Cooper S Coupe, JCW Coupe and Rolls-Royce Ghost, 2011 BMW X6 Hybrid and 2012 BMW 650i Coupe, 650i xDrive Coupe, 650i Convertible and 650i xDrive Convertible vehicles. The electric auxiliary water pump may fail and cause the circuit board to overheat.
If the circuit board were to overheat, it can increase the risk of a fire.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric auxiliary water pump, free of charge. Depending on the model, there are currently limited parts available, however not all parts are available at this time. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning June 11, 2018, and will receive a second notification when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at BMW 1-800-525-7417, MINI at 1-866-825-1525, or Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735. Note: BMW recommends that owners park their vehicle outdoors until the recall remedy has been performed.
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