2012 BMW 650i Convertible - Hot Summer Driving Pleasure
If a convertible is in your near future few models are comparing to the 2012 BMW 650i Convertible. BMW has spent decades perfecting their cars and the newest addition to their family affords the owners luxury, speed, precision and class.
The 2012 BMW 650i Convertible has subtle changes both with its interior and exterior in comparison to the older models in this 7 set series. BMW chose to contour the front and back end for a smoother appearance, but most notable of all the changes is with this car’s exhaust system. While in the older models the exhaust ran through the car, this new version’s exhaust is tailored underneath the car, making it more visible for car enthusiasts. Other modifications have the CHMSL at the lid of the trunk and the xenon and LED lights are more functional.
The 2012 BMW 650i Convertible is limited in cloth top colors (only beige and black are available) and the top itself can still be operated up to 25 mph and will open within the usual 19 seconds (closing a bit slower in 24 seconds.) Other subtle manipulations include the car’s length about three inches longer and the wheel base has been increased as well by about 1.5 inches. Aluminum and plastic protection around the entire body has not changed for the trunk areas, hood and front fenders.
Equally impressive as with past years lays not in what is in the exterior but what is under the hood of this new model. Still extracting a 4.4 twin liter, V-8 motor, the 2012 BMW 650i Convertible has 400 horse powers and a 450 pound and foot torque. That means BMW is anticipating that this sports ditty can go from 0-60 in a cool 4.9 seconds and is sold as a standard 6 speed as with former models.
Drivers of this subtly improved BMW will also marvel at their improved controlled systems to include their Driver Dynamics Control System which will definitely assist in the cars’ maneuvering, suspension, power steering and road condition adaptability. Additional add on and adaptations include the options of four wheel active steering as well as roll stabilization.
For the interior BMW also went back to the drawing board and needless to say the positioning of some of the components has also improved. Most mentionable is a separate binnacle which now resides in the forefront of the driver and the iDrive controller can be found nestled into the armrest making it more accessible and functional.
Direct and center is a whopping 10.2 inch screen for navigation and rearview camera that moves and maneuvers when you don’t need it but is also hidden out of view so weathering conditions will not affect the lens. With lighter weight seats and other additional options available such as automatic high beams, night vision and parking assistance, the 2012 BMW 650i Convertible has placed itself within other 2012 top contenders for sure.
Improvements to the braking capacities have also shown to be a vast improvement as testers were able to stop in record time at speeds of 70 mph on a 167 foot course. The engine is heavy which adds to the stability of this model, but a downside is that the steering column is slated as being larger than in older models, taking away from the car’s sleek appearance; this though shouldn’t be too much of a deal breaker as this model definitely has more pluses than minuses.
The price tag for this BMW is in accordance with older models and will hit the floors of Germany first where it is being manufactured with a price tag of $91,375 for base models. For BMW lovers this will not come as a surprise as some of the additions are pretty lavish and that spells dollars.
Some of the buyers will get some of their money back as this model is said to be much more fuel efficient and the standard equipment within it is well worth the money. The inside is also much roomier as is the trunk space for a convertible.