1985 BMW 6 Series 635 CSi 3.5L


Finest looking BMW young-timer!


Bought the car for a bit of rebuild.

Camshaft worn, it's very common because of head design fault.

Some rust to fix.

Fun clutch.

Red paint had to be carefully polished from time to time. If not it would turn pink. It's like your first job with the car.

General Comments:

Great car. I chose it because of it's wonderful design and after a bit of TLC it was a real head turner.

I had been stopped several times by people that were very interested in it's look. I have to say that "Zinnoberrot" (red) paint and chrome trims with black leather sport interior just made it sex on wheels.

My next one will be M635 same colour, same interior, but a little bit more power.

I had to admit that for 220BHP and a 3.5L engine it's a very economical car. About 12L/100km is not that bad. 7s to 100km/h is also a very decent figure.

Bad points are that it rusts and some day all e24 are going to have it fixed.

Prices of original door seals are horrible. 400$ a seal and there are no replacements.

Good points are that all parts are still available from BMW and that 3.5L M30 engine was very popular so scrapyard can have all parts you need for this unique car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2006