2008 BMW 650

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18 reviews
Available Price Range $13,658-$29,850 Trims2 Combined MPG 17-18 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2008 BMW 650

Our Take

BMW reintroduced the 6 Series to the U.S. market in coupe and convertible forms for 2004. The luxury two-doors compete with sporty offerings like the Jaguar XK, Mercedes-Benz SL and Cadillac XLR. F... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped backseat
  • Limited cabin storage
  • Navigation controls
  • Expensive options
  • V-8 gas mileage
  • Worse-than-average reliability

Notable Features

  • 360-hp, 4.8-liter V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe or convertible
  • New lane-departure warning system
  • 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Seats four


Our Expert Reviews

The BMW 6 Series blends performance and luxury in a way few BMWs, relative to their competitors, have managed to do, and it throws in just enough practicality that it might actually suffice as the only car you'd own. Don't get me wrong: This is no sedan substitute, but it does pack just enough utility to give it a leg to stand on when your sensibilities — or spouse — try... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 18 reviews

Everything you could want in a Luxury Sports Car

by MAC from San Jose, CA on December 16, 2008

Luxury or performance, that is the question. In this case you get both, without compromise. This car is so understated in it's raw power and low end torque; yet so smooth, quiet, and comfortable that... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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