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2012 BMW 6-Series 650i Coupe and Convertible Price, Review, Specs

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2012 BMW 6-Series 650i Coupe and Convertible Price, Review, Specs, what car reviews, The 2012 BMW 6-Series is all-new with third-generation versions of the 650i Coupe and Convertible. The new 6-Series is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a new 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0 to 60 time of 4.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. A range of BMW EfficientDynamics measures contribute to reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The car’s all-new chassis and structure makes extensive use of aluminum for strength and lower weight. The Coupe and Convertible are both longer and wider than their predecessors, featuring a long sweeping hood, short front overhang and a set-back passenger compartment. The convertible is a classic soft-top. Also featured are adaptive LED headlights and ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems and mobility services such as rear-view camera, Surround View, Parking Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Change Warning System.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2012 BMW 6 Series is available in 650i trim levels had as a coupe or a convertible.

Standard equipment on the 650i differs with a V8 engine, 19-inch alloy wheels and 16-way comfort seats an adaptive suspension, automatic and adaptive xenon headlights, LED foglights, automatic wipers, parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, a large tilt-only sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustments and memory functions, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and a rearview camera. Electronic features include Bluetooth, a nine-speaker sound system (with a CD player, HD radio and an auxiliary audio jack), a navigation system, voice controls and the iDrive electronics interface. The convertible has a power soft top with a glass rear window that can be raised and lowered independently, along with heat-reflective leather upholstery.

Options include the Driver Assistance Package that adds side- and top-view cameras, blind spot detection, a head-up display, lane departure warning and automatic high beams. The Luxury Seating package adds a power rear sunshade and ventilated front seat with adjustable bolsters and a massage feature. The Cold Weather package mixes it up with heated front seats (also available as a stand-alone option), a heated steering wheel and a trunk pass-through ski bag. The Premium Sound package adds a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with an iPod/USB audio interface and satellite radio.

Other options include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, active steering, active roll stabilization, an infrared night vision display, BMW Apps enhanced smartphone integration, extended leather upholstery and enhanced interior trim materials.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 BMW 650i is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but “xDrive” all-wheel drive is optional. An eight-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is standard, and a six-speed manual is optional on rear-drive cars. The start/stop feature is not included. In Edmunds performance testing, we timed an automatic-equipped 650i convertible from zero to 60 mph in a quick 4.9 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for an automatic-equipped convertible stands at 16 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined. Opting for the manual drops those to 15/22/17.
Safety

Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel antilock brakes with advanced standby and drying features, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags, active head restraints and BMW Assist. Pop-up roll bars also come standard on the convertible. In Edmunds brake testing, the 650i convertible stopped from 60 mph in 111 feet, an impressive halt for a 4,200-pound car.

Interior Design and Special Features

It’s not as elegant as the Jaguar XK’s streamlined design, but the 2012 BMW 6 Series interior offers top-shelf materials and craftsmanship in a fitting, cockpit-centric design. Depending on your preference, the center console’s high hip line may instill a sense of security or slight claustrophobia. Improvements to successive generations of iDrive make it one of the most intuitive interfaces for controlling phone, navigation and audio functions. The latest upgrade, featuring a 10.2-inch color display, makes cycling through essential menus even easier.

The 6 Series excels at accommodating two passengers, but the rear seat is only suitable for adults on short trips to the restaurant or driving range. Trunk space measures a relatively enormous 12.3 cubic feet in the convertible (10.6 with the top down) and both cars have a pass-through to accommodate longer items. The convertible’s heated rear window retracts independently of the soft top, doubling as a wind deflector when the top is dropped. Lowering the soft top takes about 20 seconds; raising it takes just a few seconds longer.

2012 BMW 6 series

Driving Impressions

Behind the wheel, no one will mistake the 2012 BMW 6 Series for a 3 Series. The 6 makes few sporting pretensions, and while we wouldn’t call it athletic, it’s also not at all wayward or uncoordinated. The optional Active Roll Stabilization system keeps the brawny coupe composed through corners and helps it change direction quicker than its 2-ton heft would suggest. The steering changes weight depending on the driver-selected dynamic mode (such as Normal or Sport), but in all forms, it remains reasonably precise. Optional Active Steering also uses rear-wheel steering for low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability.

Where the 650i’s previous engine made its best power near its redline, the new twin-turbo V8 unleashes a seemingly endless flow of low-end grunt and properly competes with torque-rich engines in the Jaguar XK and Mercedes-Benz E550. The new 640i also performs quite well, however, and it’s definitely worth a drive to see if you really need that higher-numbered model.

2012 BMW 6-Series Price :

650i Coupe
Base Retail Price (MSRP) : $83,000
Base Invoice Price : $76,560
Destination Charge : $875

650i Convertible
Base Retail Price (MSRP) : $90,500
Base Invoice Price : $83,460
Destination Charge : $875

2012 BMW 6-Series Specs :

650i Coupe
Base Price : TBA
Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 4233
City (MPG) : 15
Hwy (MPG) : 22
Horsepower : 400@5500-6400
Torque (lb-ft) : 450@1750-4500
Wheelbase : 112.4
Length (in.) : 192.8
Width (in.) : 74.6
Height (in.) : 53.9

650i Convertible
Base Price : TBA
Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
Curb Weight (lbs) : 4531
City (MPG) : 15
Hwy (MPG) : 22
Horsepower : 400@5500-6400
Torque (lb-ft) : 450@1750-4500
Wheelbase : 112.4
Length (in.) : 192.8
Width (in.) : 74.6
Height (in.) : 53.7

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