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      12-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #23
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      12-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #24
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Well, I have been pleased across the board with my coupe. Steering is different, but centered, and provides good feedback. It is different, and not as nervous as some BMWs I have driven, but I don't want it to feel like a race car. Even with the big Dunlops it doesn't "track" in grooves, and responds instantly.
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I don't agree at all. I love the steering.
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      12-11-2011, 08:14 AM   #26
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just saw this exact configuration yesterday...it is stunning...
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i absolutely luv this car.
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      12-16-2011, 08:30 PM   #28
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I'm just wondering why BMW made the car so big. 192 inches long is huge for a coupe.
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      12-17-2011, 08:12 PM   #29
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I'm just wondering why BMW made the car so big. 192 inches long is huge for a coupe.
Its definitely feels big especially when your taking corners at a high rate of speed but when going in a straight line can't tell its too big.
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      12-20-2011, 01:01 PM   #30
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Can't BMW see people don't like the electric assisted steering? it's such a heartbreaker.
You're so right; I've had the 640i on 4 test drives totalling about 1k miles and, no matter what mode the car's in, the steering feels detached and somewhat vague in the straight ahead position.
It's just like my F10 (same part number for rack/motor/control assembly); both very good cars with the single, but very significant, exception of the lacklustre steering.
I so wanted the new 6'er, but I'll now be looking at either the new M5, which has hydraulic steering, or the forthcoming 3 series coupé. It will have electric steering, but according to 'Autocar UK', the sedan's steering is perfect.
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      12-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #31
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I did not like the steering at first. Then I started driving in sport+. Driving in sport+ increased the effort and made it more to my liking. Now that I have been driving the car a few days, the steering feels fine to me in any mode.

Some of my favorite steering cars have been an early miata with no power steering, the 3 different Porsche Boxsters and the Cayman I have owned, and a BMW 3 series.

I think the steering in the 6 is fine. It did take me a couple of days to adjust to it though, but it also took me a couple of days to adjust to the size of the car in general. My last car was a 135i.
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      12-30-2011, 10:23 PM   #32
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Also noticing that no matter what mode you are in the steering gets tighter and tighter the faster you go. I was on the freeway today and it was the most on center car I have ever driven period.
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Good to know Sean, thanx !
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Also noticing that no matter what mode you are in the steering gets tighter and tighter the faster you go. I was on the freeway today and it was the most on center car I have ever driven period.
I agree. I should have mentioned this in my little trip report.

I am fast getting used to the very light steering at slower speeds too.

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