I actually had to go research when the “new” BMW 6-series coupes were first produced: 2004. That means that at the oldest, this particular mud-flinging example is sixteen years old. Which means that for BMW freaks on a budget, it’s finally affordable, and for those who do not subscribe to that level of cult-like following, that the warranty is up and it’s time to party. But what to do with a 6-series? They’re heavy coupes…you could road-course one, but you’d quickly understand why Dodge Challenger owners tend to stay away from the curvy sections. Drag race, maybe? You could, or you could fit some all-season tires on the car, lift it ever-so-slightly, cage it and proceed to tear through dirt trails as if you were beating on a stolen car.
The driver is Andi Aigner, and the event is the Rallyshow Santa Domenica. The roads are a muddy mess and the BMW looks perfectly at home with the tail hanging out, roostertails of gravel flying, and the engine singing at full song. And if you have BMW-loving friends who are recoiling in horror over what they are seeing, give them a friendly reminder: The Ultimate Driving Machine should be able to drive just about anywhere it damn well pleases.