BMW 5 Series vs 6 Series

Any BMW model can offer drivers an engaging road experience and premium luxury, but which model is idea for luxury shoppers? In this BMW 5 Series vs 6 Series comparison, we are going to look at two high-end models. The BMW 5 Series is a midsize sedan that offers several confident and fuel-efficient engine options. In the 2017 model year, the starting engine in this model is a four-cylinder. In contrast, the BMW 6 Series is available in either coupe or convertible body styles, and its starting engine for 2017 is an inline six-cylinder that offers significantly more engine power.

Because of the more powerful engine (and the premium standard features, which will vary according to model year and exact trim chosen) the BMW 6 Series has a much more expensive starting MSRP. The four-door BMW 5 Series is available in its base model for much less, and offers more interior space and seating. However, for drivers who want the wind in their hair and sleek two-door styling options, the BMW 6 Series is the only choice. We’ve compared a recent model year of these two vehicles below to give you an idea of how they stack up.

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2017 BMW 5 Series vs 2017 BMW 6 Series
$51,000 Estimated Starting MSRP $78,000
18.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 16.2 cubic feet
5 Passenger 4
2.4-L 4-cylinder Base Engine 3.0-L 6-cylinder

BMW 5 Series and 6 Series Trunk Space

When comparing the BMW 5 Series vs the 6 Series, it is worth mentioning that the 5 Series offers more interior space. While the style of a coupe or convertible can turn heads, and may be exactly what a driver is looking for, the BMW 5 Series has more room for cargo and people. The trunk of the BMW 5 Series has approximately two and a half cubic feet more space than the trunk of the BMW 6 Series, and it seats five passengers instead of the four passenger who can fit in the BMW 6 Series. Drivers just interested in a daily driver with premium luxury features may be attracted to the options and affordability of the BMW 5 Series.

The exact years and options available on the BMW 5 Series and BMW 6 Series will vary according to their model year and equipped features. If you are interested in exploringg a BMW sedan, coupe or convertible in the Dallas TX area, Certified Autoplex in Carrollton has a wide selection of pre-owned BMW models. These models (from recent model years and in excellent condition) are available for significantly less than a new vehicle, but still deliver premium luxury. Certified Autoplex also offers affordable shipping throughout Texas and the continental United States. To learn more, explore our pre-owned BMW inventory, or contact a member of the Certified Autoplex team today.

front view of the 2017 BMW 5 Series
2017 BMW 6 Series seen in attractive profile
close-up of the 2017 BMW 5 Series wheel
side view of a red 2017 BMW 6 Series