Putting A $127,000 BMW M6 Into Park Is Totally Confusing

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I recently took a 2012 BMW M6 convertible for a weekend test drive. For the most part, it's a great car.

But at times, I found the car mystifying and in no way intuitive. I couldn't even figure out how to put the car in park. People pay $127,000 for this car, and making it stop requires solving a brain teaser.

Here's the gear shifter. Note the lack of "P."

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BMW M6 Convertible gear shift

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After a bit of trial and error, I found the solution: Treat this automatic ride like a manual one.

Put it into neutral, and apply the parking brake. Then turn off the engine. You get this error message:

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2012 BMW M6 convertible

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And this one:

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2012 BMW M6 convertible

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Ignore them both. Press the engine button again to turn off the car. Then the dashboard displays a "P," and you can walk away in peace.



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