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I had to do a double take when I saw how cheap (well, inexpensive!) the current BMW F12 6 Series has become as a used car. Based on the F10 5 Series and thus an excellent machine, the F12 seems to depreciate more than the Five and I can’t understand why. After all, they’re a stunning looking machine and somewhat prettier than the previous model – another car that never really took off.
As I type this, the cheapest example for sale within the BMW dealer network (why buy anywhere else?) is an unmarked 76,000-mile 640d Sport in Imola red from Sytner Sheffield. The price for this #2011 car is £23,000. Mileage a bit salty? Okay, how about a 22,000-mile 640i SE with the lovely petrol straight-six turbocharged unit?
Yours for a grand more than Sytner’s 640d and finished in Orion silver (not dissimilar from the old Bronzit E24 colour) with glorious Cinnamon leather. For sale at Dick Lovett in Hungerford, it’s absolutely stacked with options (glass sunroof, sports seats, park assist, adaptive xenons, stitched leather dash, DAB radio, HUD, reverse camera, 19-inch alloys) which makes me think this was either an ex- #BMW-UK car or a wealthy ‘tick every box’ purchase. And it could be yours for a derisory £23,995.
The colour’s nice and subtle and being a bit of an SE man myself it just strikes me as being the perfect car to keep in the garage so you can just take off somewhere at the drop of a hat. Okay, in terms of what it does it’s often hard to justify a 6 Series as a new car – the same size as a Five but with less room and dynamically outpointed by a 430d – but there’s an inner sybarite in all of us. What a staggering thing for the price of a base 118d!Stream item published successfully. Item will now be visible on your stream.