BMW 6 Series (E24)

Knowledge Identifier: $BMW_6_Series_(E24)


BMW 6 Series (E24)

Replacement for the CS and CSL coupés first produced in 1965 add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1965.

Countries: Europe (30%), (30%), US (20%)

Main connections: BMW, Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW Motorsport

Linked to: Karmann, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BMW, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing




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The E24 was a replacement for the $CS_and_CSL (BMW_E9) coupés first produced in 1965 add something


Production started in March 1976 with two models: the 630CS and 633CSi add something


In 1977, the 6er was released in the US as the "'630CSi"' add something


In mid-model year 1978 the 630CSi was replaced by the 633CSi add something


In July 1978 a more powerful variant, the 635CSi, was introduced that featured as standard a special close-ratio 5-speed gearbox and a single piece black rear spoiler add something


In 1979 the carburetted 630CS was replaced with the 628CSi; this car had a fuel injected 2,8L engine taken from the BMW 528i add something


In 1980 the 635CSi gained the central locking system that is controlled from the trunk add something


In 1982 and 1983 , the E24 changed slightly in appearance, with an improved interior and slightly modified exterior add something


This slight change in 1982 was in fact a major change as pre 1982 cars were based on the E12 5 Series chassis and later cars were based on the much improved E28 chassis add something


BMW Motorsport introduced M 635 CSi in Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1983 add something


From model year 1983, North American and Japanese versions benefitted from the technical revisions and changes to the interior introduced elsewhere in spring or summer 1982 add something


US/Japan specification 633CSi cars had the M30 3,2-litre engine until 1984 add something


In 1985 the car was renamed 635CSi, displacement was increased to 3,4 litres and horsepower increased slightly to add something


The US received its own M series E24 in 1987 called the M6 add something


E24s produced after June 1987 came with new, ellipsoid headlamps which projects beam more directly onto road surface add something


Car and Driver tested a U.S. M6 in July 1987 and achieved a 0-60 time of 6,1 seconds, better than the BMW published 6,4 and 6,8 second times for the European and U.S. versions respectively add something


In 1988, the US E24 was now available with the newest version of the M30, the 3,4L add something


Later a self-levelling rear suspension was added to the 635 CSi and M6 features list in 1988 add something


After a 16-year hiatus, the 6-Series reappeared with the 2004 BMW E63 chassis add something