BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1985
78.0% pass rate
from 82 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 1985 cars)
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Visibility (73% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Washers (98% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (11% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (5.1% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (5.1% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (12% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Joints
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (19% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% better than other 1985 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (20% worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (23 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (22% worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (50% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components (16% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (64% worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 1985 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment

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