Besides the new 1M Coupe, the other highly anticipated BMW debut at this year’s NAIAS was indeed the new 6-Series which came as the 650i Convertible. The new gen 6er maintains the good features of the last model’s design, while addressing its major flaws. This handsome droptop has a base price of $91,375.
The V8 engine of BMW 650i delivers 407 hp and 600 Nm of torque that enables it to go from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. The top speed as usual is limited to 155 mph. The average fuel consumption is rated at 26.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of 249 g/km. It gets an eight-speed Sport automatic gearbox, and a raft of BMW EfficientDynamics measures to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Electric Power Steering (EPS).
BMW’s magnificent new 650i Convertible ($91,375) features a lower, wider canvas on which the designers have crafted an elegant shape of pure dynamic presence. Going on sale as a 2012 model, the 650i Convertible features BMW’s 4.4-liter, “reverse flow” V-8 engine with 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Two transmissions are available including the standard 6-speed manual and BMW’s brilliant optional 8-speed automatic, both suited perfectly to the sport-luxury mission of the 6 Series. As with the previous 6 Series Convertible, the new 650i Convertible features a super insulated folding soft top which can retract in a mere 19 seconds at vehicle speeds up to 25 miles per hour. The interior of the new 650i Convertible features a fresh, ergonomic design with more passenger space, improved ergonomics, and superb materials choices, including optional full-leather trim with contrasting stitching.