Few cars are as well-equipped as the 2019 BMW M6, but the six-figure super sedan critically misses some elements others now offer.
We give the M6 points above average for its 10.2-inch infotainment screen and its customizability—it’s as deep as your pockets—but take one point back for smartphone compatibility that requires a subscription. We land at a 6 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The M6 comes in two flavors for 2019: regular or Competition. The latter adds 40 horsepower and a sport suspension for $7,000 more than the car’s base price of more than $122,000.
Every car is equipped with 20-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a 10.2-inch infotainment screen, carbon-fiber interior trim, four-zone climate control, soft-closing doors, parking sensors, wireless smartphone charger, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, two USB chargers, active safety features that we cover above, and Apple CarPlay compatibility with one year of service included.
BMW charges $80 per year after the first year for Apple CarPlay compatibility and they’re alone among automakers in asking for more money, even on six-figure luxury cars.
More than our smartphones, the M6 critically lacks standard automatic emergency braking, which is part of a $1,700 spend-up package that includes a head-up display and blind-spot monitors.
A luxury package adds cooled front seats, premium audio, heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats for $5,000. Might as well if we’re already in for more than $120,000, we’d say.
Brace yourself to spend thousands more, too. A surround-view camera system costs $500, carbon-ceramic brakes are $9,250, and a night-vision camera system is $2,300.
We have good news, though: a manual transmission is a no-cost swap.
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