2019 BMW 6 Series Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP | Invoice Price | Destination Fee | Holdback | Dealer Cost
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European-styled vehicles have a stigma to them. But it's a good stigma. When someone decides to purchase one of these vehicles they know they're getting something that has excellent design inside and out. That performance in the manufacturer's number one goal. That what the consumer invests -- and it can be hefty -- has a solid return of investment
All of this is part of the 2019 BMW 6 Series description. It has been part of the BMW family since 1976 and continues to morph and become more streamlined as the years go by. In some cases, it's the vehicle other high-end sedans look up to.
What is under the hood and through the doors of the 2019 BMW 6 Series? Here is a breakdown.
What's new for 2019?
Not much has changed between the 2018 version of the 6 Series vehicles and this model year. The Gran Coupe still has the framework of its older third-generation siblings that came off the line in 2012. The Gran Turismo's body style was released in 2017, so it's still fairly new.
The only updated feature for the 2019 BMW 6 Series is in the Gran Turismo. This year, ApplePlay now comes standard in all trims.
Styles and Trims
There are three distinct models of the 2019 BMW 6 Series. They are the Gran Turismo, Gran Coupe, and the ALPINA B6.
The B6 is the newest and is part of a partnership between BMW and Bravarian tuning house ALPINA. It is also the most expensive of the 6 Series at close to $125,000.
The reasons for this? Two are the engine and interior. Both are hand-worked to maximize power and refinement. In addition, it also has the highest horsepower of all the series (600), features All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and offers various high-end upgrades.
Among the rest of the 6 Series, the Gran Turismo is the least expensive. Nevertheless, despite its "lower" options, it has one of the highest fuel efficiencies of the series.
While there is only one trim style for the Turismo, the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe features five sedan trims, including the ALPINA. The others offered are the 640i and 650i.
The main difference between the trims are the engine, drive, and suspension. The 640i models have 6 Cylinder Turbo engines while the 650i offers drivers an 8 Cylinder engine. The standard 640i and 650i come with rear-wheel drive (RWD). On the other hand, the upgrade models come with AWD.
BMW's all-wheel system is called xDrive. In its simplest terms, xDrive works together with Dynamic Stability Control to measure road conditions. If it detects slippage, the system sends power to the wheel with the most stability to improve traction.
Drive and Performance
Performance and power have always been the standard of BMW. And it hasn't changed with the 2019 BMW 6 Series. xDrive is just one way the company keeps the drive smooth no matter the condition.
Another way is the Integral Active Steering. At high speeds, the rear wheels ride at the same speed as the front to increase stability. When it runs at slower speeds, the front wheels match the rear ones for comfort.
Dynamic Damper Control is another feature that keeps everyone comfortable. It adjusts shocks between firm and soft settings depending on the type of journey the driver takes. This helps keep the ride smooth for all passengers on the roughest of roads.
Of course, the 6 Series has speed for those who are interested. At the high end, the ALPINA provides 600 horsepower to get drivers from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. For those who want a more relaxing drive, the 650i does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the 640i and the Gran Coupe get people there at a leisurely five seconds.
Despite their power, the fuel efficiency of the 2019 BMW 6 Series models is average or slightly less. The Grand Turismo and 640i Gran Coupe are at the high end. They get 20 miles in the city and an average of 28 miles per gallon on the highway.
The 640i with xDrive and the standard 650i are around the same, even though the latter has more horsepower. Per gallon, they average 19 in the city and 27 on the highway. At the low end are the 650i with xDrive and the ALPINA. Both of these get 17 MPG in the city and 25 on the highway. Of course, these are touring cars, so they aren't meant for city traffic.
What's the final verdict on the 2019 6 Series? Though it may not have all the bells and whistles of the other models, the Gran Tourismo has the most "Muscle" when it comes to fuel economy and cost with the 640i a close second.
However, if the consumer has the money for a BMW, fuel economy may not matter. Instead, stability and comfort will. In that case, the 650i and the ALPINA will be the best bets. In the end, test driving all the models and reviewing their trims will allow drivers to come up with a final answer on their needs.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base BMW 6 Series invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All BMW 6 Series MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.