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I was driving down our main street today, and my friend pointed out one of these:


with this badge:

(I didn't take this picture, but as far as I know, it might even be the same car, with the CO plates)
What the heck is an L6? Is it just a long wheelbase E24, or is it some kind of special model, like the M6?
Go Car Lounge, go!



Modified by peterjmag at 1:17 PM 11-25-2006
 

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Re: Tell me about the BMW L6... (peterjmag)

thats a new one on me, but I don't know all that much about BMW's
 

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Re: Tell me about the BMW L6... (peterjmag)

The L is for luxury. There was an L7 (E23) as well.
One of the features on these cars was hand-stitched leather, including the dash and headliner.


Modified by MEIN_VW at 4:41 PM 11-25-2006
 

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Re: Tell me about the BMW L6... (LilBlkCL)

It's a luxurious 6-series. The 'L' standards for leather & luxury I think.
The dash is skinned in leather, along with other parts of the interior trim.
I'm not sure if the car was actually badged L6 though.
 

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The L6 was an American market deal of the late eighties, along with the L7. "L" was for luxury. The cars were trimmed with select buffalo-hide leather, and everything was covered with the stuff, including the instrument panel and console. The effect was very elegant, and the aroma was wonderful. My (future) father-in-law owned a new '87 L7 sedan (a 635 sedan done-up as L7) when my wife and I were dating. It was silver, and the interior was a light shade of dove-grey. The seating also seemed to have an "overstuffed" look to it, and the bolsters were softer and more inviting than a "regular" BMW's seats of the time, which were almost hard.
I think that the "L" cars also had extra doodads along with the featured high-line leather upholstery, too, but can't really remember any specific items.
 

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Re: Tell me about the BMW L6... (vwlarry)

I saw an L7 once, and was suprised. I had no idea what it was. I'd seen it listed in the computers at work, but didn't know what it was.
 
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