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Steve Corbett
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L6 or 635CSI

Post by Steve Corbett » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm

I got my title from the seller, It lists it as a L6A, The trunk shows 635CSI as well as when I ran the VIN on the decoders. It does have leather everywhere except the dash. Is this the Highline L6 version?
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by dwcains » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:12 pm

The L6 is a one-year-only US version 635 CSia, and its distinguishing feature is all that extra leather, and the L6 trunk badge. It wasn't technically called the Highline in the US. If it's got the incorrect truck badging, perhaps it was just the previous owner's change, incorrect accident/repaint repair, or who knows?. Not a big deal, and easily fixed. If it's got the leather dash, it's an L6 (unless it's an '87 M6). Even if it doesn't, there's the possibility the dash was replaced, which BMW sometimes had to do, soon after the cars were delivered. That leather dash was a bad choice for the US climate. Confused yet?
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by Steve Corbett » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 pm

I did read about dealers replacing the leather dashes due to warpage. Mine has a leather glove box, drivers knee bolster and console so I am sure it's factory. The car has been repainted so someone may have added the emblems. The title shows L6A. So the correct trunk emblems should be L6?
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by rhanley 635csi89 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:50 pm

My understanding is L6's were built for year of 1987 build only. Please post your vin number. Roger
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by Steve Corbett » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:42 am

WBAEC8413J3267709, curious as to why the title lists it as a L6A, that is not something you can change?
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1984 325E, 745I
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by Steve Corbett » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:47 am

Vehicle Identification Number WBAEC8413J3267709
Vehicle History CARFAX Vehicle History Report
Type EC84
Model 635 Csi - USA
Development Code E24
Chassis COUPE
Steering LL
Doors 2
Engine M30
Displacement 3.50
Power 0
Drivetrain HECK
Transmission AUT
Color Zinnoberrot - 138
Upholstery Natur Leder Hl - 0200
Production Plant
Production Date 1988-04-20
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1983 528E both Sold

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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by dwcains » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:18 am

Well, it's really just a trim level designation, nothing otherwise special about an L6. You might try getting the title changed at the local DMV office, but I'll bet I could find better ways to spend my time. Roger is right, though, '87 is the only year for the US L6.
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by yodman » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:47 pm

Sounds like your car is spec'd like mine. I have a 1989 635, with all the leather except the dash. But it is definitely a 635csi.
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Re: L6 or 635CSI

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:09 pm

One telltale sign, as the L6 has been duly noted as an '87 only model year, is that it would not have world bumpers, as shown on yodman's example [-X

I also seem to recall (as this topic has been discussed about a million times #-o ) that the model labeling tag just carried over into 1988 and was not reprinted to indicate the model as being a 635 CSi :-"

When the US version ///M6 came out in 1987, BMW thought they would be cute and call the "standard" model the L6 \:D/

Bottom line, don't think I would get too wrapped up around the axle about this :wink:
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