The BMW 6 Series has a cabin that’s remarkably spacious by class standards, with two rear chairs big enough for occasional use even by average-sized adults, if you’re prepared to sacrifice a little of the generous legroom you get up front. The boot can accommodate as much as 350 litres of luggage with the roof up and its soft storage sleeve folded away.
When entering a convertible of the 6 Series’ type, it’s normal to adjust the driver’s seat squab to the bottom of its vertical travel just to sit low enough. That’s because, with so much underfloor strengthening, big convertibles tend to have relatively high-set front seats. Not the 6 Series. BMW credits “intelligent seat design” for a driving position that’s low, even for taller drivers, helping to keep you sheltered from the wind. It also means that the coupe has a generous amount of headroom.
With an upper dashboard, instrument cowl and upper door cards swathed in soft leather, which swoops down elegantly to link up with the leather topping on the centre console, the 6 Series’ cabin is, for the most part, richly upholstered. It would have a more special ambience were it not for a few too many stock BMW parts bin components of the sort that you’d expect on a £30k 5 Series, but not a £75k luxury tourer. As it is, the cabin feels luxurious and comfortable but doesn’t distinguish itself clearly enough from lesser models.
The same story is true for the Gran Coupe, despite its slight cabin changes over the regular coupe and convertible; whilst the overriding impression is of luxury, too many familiar components remain on the interior.