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      02-21-2021, 10:58 AM   #1
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Greetings from a new 640d GC xDrive Owner...

Dear Forumites – I’ve returned to the fold after years on the Audi dark side (A7, SQ5, RS6), hopefully without picking up too much Audi arrogance, and earlier in life I also enjoyed my Bimmers (2002tii, 328i, 540i). I have long admired the look of the 6-series, and while the newer 3- and 5-series reflect sharp and functional Teutonic design, with the allure of a stealth fighter, it always seemed the 6-series was designed by an Italian, or in this case a young Iranian-German.

In the search for a successor to our beloved but aging and high-mileage A7, which included several nice Audis and a few functional but soulless Volvo SUVs that my wife initially fancied, a pre-loved 2016 640d xDrive caught my eye and soon stole our hearts. It nearly didn’t happen – our A7 and prior Audis were black-on-black, and lookin gat the 640d online photos my wife’s initial rection was “It looks pretty white to me”. She has only two fast rules when it comes to new cars – seat warmers and not white.

We scheduled a Corona safe viewing – in a lot outside the dealer, with masks and distancing. As we approached we took in a gorgeous color we still can’t clearly describe – silver-grey, sometimes a bit bluish, from another angle a very light beige tint , deep and luminescent – in BMW-speak, Moonstone Metallic.

Given the eye-watering Dutch new car taxes but a penchant for the better off to move on to something better after a few years, depreciation over 4 years reduced the price to less than 30% the new cost. Even better, it had been sold to an older, regular customer and diligently serviced thereafter by the same dealer (Bergwerff BMW), and by all indications had led a soft and cossetted life. The first hint was the option list – nearly everything, unless it involved an ‘M’. If buying new we might have chosen one of the stunning two-tone interiors, but the black and wood interior works perfectly with the exterior color. Understated elegance, and no after-market skirts, spoilers, ducts, faux-carbon, exhaust pipes, spacers, springs, or tinting. Some of the cars on this forum have been tastefully upgraded, but as a new and previously disinterested observer, others remind me of high-income versions of over-pimped boy racer 318s.

Thanks to all of you, the forum was helpful pre-purchase and will no doubt prove invaluable during our stewardship. In Holland we enjoy smooth, impeccably maintained roads, but nonetheless I’ve been spending time on the threads about changing out the RFTs, and then maybe a few other upgrades...

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      02-21-2021, 03:25 PM   #2
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Congratulations beautiful car
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      02-21-2021, 03:31 PM   #3
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You have a Nice looking car. I'm just the opposite of you. I have 2013 650 convertible and right now looking to switch to a 2019 or 2020 Audi A7. I love the 650 power and looks but I just don't trust the V8 for long trips anymore. A nice A7 for cross country trips seems the ticket
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      02-21-2021, 11:38 PM   #4
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Thanks, we love the A7 and it is a fine choice. We'll miss the hatch and extra room, but also appreciate the ride and aesthetic differences in the 640d (and the diesel is economical and reliable for our long haul peace of mind). Good luck!
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      02-22-2021, 02:39 PM   #5
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Mooi auto
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      02-22-2021, 03:36 PM   #6
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That wood trim is sublime man!
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      03-11-2021, 05:11 PM   #7
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Gorgeous!! Congratulations!!
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      03-12-2021, 07:06 AM   #8
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I just took the plunge on a more subtle example, yours is too flashy!
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      03-16-2021, 01:31 PM   #9
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Hello DenHaag640d

Beautiful car.

I completely agree with you.

The 2012-2018 6-series is the absolute beauty of BMW.

Of course this is a personal opinion.

I've had the 640 for a year, and still today, people come to comment on how much they like the car.

So beautiful is the 6 series, that BMW has renamed it the 8 series .... being the base, the same car.

Personally, I think they have done us a favor, to the owners of the Series 6, to rename the series 6, as series 8.
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      03-16-2021, 01:47 PM   #10
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Series 6 is beautiful








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