2012 BMW 650i Convertible Review

When the BMW 6 Series Coupe Concept debuted at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show, wallpaper, BMW announced that the production-ready BMW 650i Convertible. The new 650th Cabriolet goes on sale in the spring of 2011, 2012, the U.S. model. final price, options and packages to be notified closer to the date of sale.

Words like "awesome" and "irresistible" mark the history of BMW convertible. Now, BMW has opened a new chapter in the tradition of the top cars. The new BMW 650i Convertible meets the requirements of the most demanding car aficionados as The Ultimate Driving Machine ® the revolutionary class and clear sound good. The luxury convertible, the BMW 650i Convertible makes a convincing case with the comfort chassis technology more advanced and innovative, entertainment and security.

A sweeping hood, rear cab passenger cabin kits, long wheelbase and proportions muscular profile embody characteristics of a BMW convertible. The new BMW 650i Cabriolet combines these features with a classic soft top roof with flying buttress design. Highly curved surfaces of its lines to lift the BMW driving experience expected. The luxurious ambience of the interior is highlighted by a cockpit-based driver that wraps the front and rear passengers in an aesthetic sense of security. Nowhere premium features on the stand showed a more prominent place in the new independent design 10.2 "central display standard iDrive control system.

V-8 engine with high precision direct injection and turbocharger.

The 4.4-liter V-8 engine develops a maximum of 400 horsepower between 5500 and 6400 rpm, and makes a maximum torque of 450 lb-ft between 1750 and 4500 rpm (preliminary). This unique "reverse flow" engine, including turbochargers are positioned on the V-area between the rows of cylinders, produces an instant and lasting wave of energy, making it a pleasure for the amateur pilot energy.

immediate power and torque characteristics are stand-out V-8 engine available for the BMW 650i Cabriolet news. The engine combines sporting character with excellent smoothness, linear power supply, and exceptional efficiency. The engine can be paired with either gearbox BMW 8-speed Sport automatic new gearbox or BMW's traditional 6-speed manual, very popular with fans in North America.

The new BMW 650i Convertible completes the sprint from 0 to 60 km / h in 4.9 seconds with manual transmission (4.9 seconds with the automatic 8-speed), and top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. This engine also features an extraordinary efficiency for a model in its class power. EPA figures will be available nearer the date of the sale in 2011.

8-speed sport automatic transmission.

The 8-speed sports transmission automatically installed in the new BMW 650i Convertible offers a perfect combination of speed, flexibility, efficiency and sportiness. Its minimum slip torque converter and changing rapidly to one side. A configuration of the transmission gears can put this innovative offer eight-speed, optimizing energy sprint while allowing the driver to save fuel when driving at low speeds. Naturally, the driver can choose to select gears manually via paddle shifters standard sports leather steering wheel.

In addition to the efficiency of the engine and the transmission of 8-speed Sports automatic, a wide range of BMW EfficientDynamics measures help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Brake Energy Regeneration, the operation at the request of the connected components, intelligent lightweight construction and advanced aerodynamics for maximum efficiency.

Chassis Management and Active Steering as an alternative.

Advanced chassis technology offers new BMW 650i Cabriolet tools provide both sporty handling and comfort. The front double wishbone and multilink rear axle is composed primarily of aluminum. The chassis is adapted to the requirements of drivers with sporting intentions, even if the dampers are sensitive to bumps in the road surface in lateral acceleration. Active Roll Stabilization option combines the standard Dynamic Damper Control provides the driver with even more specific and more completely flat when cornering. The electronically controlled shock absorbers adjust to road surface and style of the driver to completely control the body movements of the car.

The damping system to control electronics in the new convertible BMW 6-adjust the settings for the compression and rebound of a permanent and independent. For example, a rigid chassis adjustment can be combined with responses to provide an irregularity in the road surface. The control unit cushioning system processes data from sensors on the motion to lift the wheels and the height of the car body. conduction velocity and the damper setting chosen by the driver are also taken into account in calculating the damping force for each wheel in order to standardize body movements. These data refer to the registration units at intervals of only 2.5 milliseconds.

Active Roll Stabilization Function (optional) to reduce the body roll of high-speed turns and sudden direction changes or transitions. The sensors calculate the amount of roll is based on the driving situation at hand, and this is in contradiction with speed and precision torque hydraulic motors front and rear swaybars, which greatly improves the management of body movements.

electric power steering assist as standard features Servotronic vehicle speed-sensitive, and BMW offers a family recipe of accuracy, convenience, and a linear response.

The new BMW 650i Convertible is the first car in its class, which can be permanently installed Active Steering. This system combines active front steering (available in the previous generation 6 Series Convertible) with a new, controlled by the rear. E 'right-aligned steering angle of the movement of both axes to create a virtual lengthening or shortening the vehicle wheelbase, which contributes to greater stability at high speed and improved maneuverability and parking, use of the city.

Brakes, wheels and tires.

The floating caliper brake light ventilated discs are easy to use with precision, and their effectiveness is enhanced by Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). collector technology DSC as the Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Start-off assistant, brake drying automatic braking function Fade Compensation. Standard equipment includes the 8.5 x19 inch alloy rims with runflat tires all seasons (size 245/40 R19) and a system for monitoring tire pressure.

Driving Dynamics Control.

With the level of dynamic driving control, the key virtues of sports sporty driving and ride comfort can be chosen by the driver of that situation. The driver can choose the parameters of Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport + ways of using the switch on the center console. parameters may include the establishment of throttle response, steering, dampers, roll stabilization (if any), Integral Active Steering (if any), and has automatic shifter. SPORT + mode, the Dynamic Traction Control system Dynamic Stability Control is standard, raising the threshold of stability in the sport-oriented driving.

chassis is powered technology unprecedented technology to provide the driver with greater power handling and improved ride comfort compared to the previous generation 6 Series Convertible.

athletic elegance, natural sportiness Design.

Dynamic driving experience the new BMW 650i Convertible is displayed in the presence of athletic and sporty appearance. A long bonnet, cabin set-AFT, long wheelbase and the muscular profile to create signature proportions of the BMW Convertible. The precise interaction between the attractive lines and sculpted surfaces thoroughly to give the new BMW 650i Convertible show-stopping looks.

As the lines of the car protruding outward from the nose and continue along the entire length of the harmoniously curved surfaces of the body, take a bow model for the waves sent by punching a water motor boat. Continuing the theme, the area of ​​life that is in the body mimics the nature of a classic runabout.

The new BMW 650i Convertible introduces viewers to its dynamic character through design front and rear. The large grille slightly forward-sloping kidney BMW - the "shark nose 6-Series" which is characterized by many fans - gives the car a sense of a leap forward, while a large jack air, striking curved hood and muscular wheel arches hint at the power of traction motor and athletic ability. elements of high quality chrome, located on the outer edges of the front apron further enhance the width of the car. Standard LED fog lights in front of these elements in chrome.

Standard Xenon Adaptive a new BMW 650i Convertible BMW to take the family "life cycle" headlights. LED accent strip cut at the top. Daytime running lights look familiar ring LED light with a white light illuminates the distinctive front-end. The horizontal openings in the rings of light from the crown on the handles tasks flashing.

Discovery, the elegant silhouette to borrow a BMW 650i Convertible sweeping elegance. Effective way to imitate the natural curves of the waves. Hallmark line of the BMW brand of the door handle level, gave birth to the front wheel arch Gill - home to the gloom - and goes all the way back to join the tail lights.

Another sign of a bulge in the front fender released a line that extends above the front wheel faster than the first wave to come down and continue horizontally to the rear. Together with the light on the board, you create a dynamic wedge shape, which emphasizes the car up ahead in the wild.

wide, flat surface defining the rear of the BMW 650i Cabriolet news. Dominance of horizontal lines add extra weight to a wider track of the new car than its predecessor. In addition, said downwardly converging lines of the tone of the car on the road, which reflects the approach of the front. This characteristic V-shape created by lines, including the edges of the page trunklid, the license plate surround and contours of reflectors placed in the bumper. The slightly concave bottom of the trunklid produces effects of light and shadow, which give additional light to the rear of the car.

Clusters of two rear give the BMW family forms the edge of the couples in particular. Inside, two strips of LED light power to create the famous BMW "lines" look at night. Indicators and brake lights are LED units.

The new BMW 650i Convertible features new electrically powered soft-top roof support arch architecture. The multi-layer fabric roof optimized in terms of acoustic properties and structural stiffness - provides excellent thermal insulation and thus enables new convertible bonds can be used comfortably all year round. Props projects along the sides at the rear of the 650i, which emphasizes graceful sweeping silhouette of the car and gives it the appearance of failure. The transition from the roofline and the rear end will flow better as a hard-top coupe.

Heated, vertical rear glass window, located just behind the rear seats, it is pulled apart soft. This reduces the amount of soft-top components, which are stored in a roof space, leaving more space for luggage is a low frame of the new BMW 650i Convertible. Independent rear window also allows the right amount of fresh air in the car is released, when desired. On the other hand, when the back window and be counted to the rear top of the turbulence to a minimum.

The opening and closing the roof is activated by pressing a button on the center console. Opening the cover takes 19 seconds, the process of closing 24 seconds. It is important, as the previous generation, the two operations can be activated when traveling at speeds up to 25 mph (40 kph).

Roof-new BMW 650i Convertible is available in two colors including the new beige. Two non-metallic exterior color and seven metallic colors are available. Exclusive Nappa leather is standard in the United States, and can be ordered in four colors (Vermillion Red, white, ivory, cinnamon brown and black). instrument panel, center console and upper door panel and rear valance, and also covered in nappa leather contrast stitching option.

BMW interior with driver-oriented cockpit traditional.

The new BMW 650i Convertible is designed to be a 2 +2 seater. Its interior offers custom seats for driver, front passenger and rear passengers. High quality materials, carefully coordinated colors and once again, perfectly shaped surfaces, together, produce an atmosphere defined by luxury, style and functionality of scanning Germanic. A hallmark of BMW interior is driver-oriented cockpit. The central part of the dashboard that contains the central iDrive display, vents and audio controls and air conditioning are all slightly tilted towards the driver. In addition, the gear lever and switches for the parking brake, roof operations and vehicle dynamic control is located on a surface that opens onto the master is lower than the front passenger side of center console .

The front passenger area is surrounded by an elegant curved surface of the upper edge of the armrest center console, upward and outward into the dashboard, then entered the door trim. This gives a harmonious ambiance of the front passenger area, creating a unique sense of security. Contour of the back waist area that extends slightly inward between the headrests, individual seating stresses behind.

Premiere: Freestanding central panel of the flat panel design.

Black Panel instrument panel of the new BMW 650i convertible sports car combines the traditional round visualization tools technology state-of-the-art. The navigation system, telephone and entertainment possibilities to work with the iDrive control system, a central display offers an innovative design. Council to control the shape of a showcase for the first time the new BMW 650i Convertible. The 10.2-inch standard display contains high-quality chrome plated surround. Depth display gives a modern character. Transreflective ensures the display is easily readable in bright sunlight. Central Display The new agreement - which now extends deeper into the cabin-inspired architecture of the dashboard, which rises steeply in front of the driver and front passenger.

This impression is reinforced by the structure of the door trim panels. Their surfaces have a great time and look like the surface of a black belt, sweater, instead of creating a smooth transition into the dashboard, so the interior of the effect of wrapping around the driver and passenger before.

The size and storage.

A 4,894 mm (192.6 inches) long, the new BMW 650i Convertible is 74 millimeters (2.9 inches) longer than its predecessor. Its wheelbase is now extended to 2,855 mm (112.4 inches). The car is 39 mm (1.5 inches) wider, measuring 1,894 millimeters (74.5 inches) in diameter, while the 9 mm (0.35 inches) were razed to its height (1,365 mm now / 53, 7 "). These dimensions create a feeling much more powerful and elegant, with occupancy to new levels.

Despite the lower end, the new BMW 650i Convertible offers a greater flexibility for both front and rear seats. The height adjustment on driver and front passenger seats also have to diversify to travel. Growth in width of the interior can be observed for all four seats, and rear passengers benefit from additional legroom. Corner of the rear seat is now made with virtually the same angle as found in BMW sedans.

Ski bag with the bushing hole with the rear seat backrest is available as part of the cold Package (heated also increases the steering wheel and heated front seats), and provides space for two pairs of skis. The new BMW 650i Convertible offers a 300-liter cases (10.6 cu. M) DIN trunk space for the roof open and the two 46-inch golf bags and businesses to consider. The roof is closed, the variable soft-top storage compartment can be folded in one movement to increase the luggage capacity of 350 liters (12.3 cu. Ft) DIN. The principles of lightweight design in the same way was followed by the construction of a soft-top roof, the weight of the roof storage compartment 50 percent less than its predecessor.

New light technology, extensive safety equipment.

The new BMW 650i Convertible is equipped with new seats with a thin belt system safety and control integrated in a standard 20 multi-contour adjustable lumbar support. Finally, the luxury seating option adds ventilated front seats and active reduction of fatigue can be added. All variants are equipped with crash activated headrests seat whiplash.

Range of standard safety equipment, including front airbags, side head-thorax airbags built into the seat frame, automatic three-point belts for all seats, belt force limiters, front seat belt pre-tensioners, ISOFIX child seat mounts behind a standard Roll-Over Protection System. Roll-over development of the new BMW 650i Convertible is composed of two bars of high strength aluminum roll behind the head restraints. If the risk of integrated electronic security record on auto roll, the pyrotechnic trigger mechanism is activated, resulting in high strength aluminum roll bars to increase the storage position in a split second.

progress carefully documented in the materials and the development of the supporting structure of the car has increased considerably the construction of the organism in terms of flexibility and security it offers. Static torsional rigidity is 50 percent higher than its predecessor. For the sake of perfect balance, doors, hood and front spring fasteners are aluminum, while the front panels, roof deck and trunk lid are made of reinforced composite materials.

This optimization of the weight is combined with enhanced passive safety, the strength of the average car's body is 29 percent higher than its predecessor. This was achieved primarily through the use of multi-phase steels of high strength steels, high heat resistance and cast aluminum.

advanced BMW ConnectedDrive.

The new BMW 650i Convertible is available with a variety of driver assistance systems and mobility services BMW ConnectedDrive. The aid package includes general driving automatic beam, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, rearview camera and Top View, parking assistance, and a new three-dimensional color Head-Up Display. Also available are BMW Night Vision with pedestrian detection, active cruise control with stop-and-go capability.


Standard audio system with hi new BMW 650i Convertible is HD Radio receiver, MP3-compatible CD-ROM, AUX-IN connector, and a hi-fi speaker system with nine speakers. The available Premium Sound Package adds SiriusXM satellite navigation with the 1-year subscription, an iPod and USB adapter Premium hi-fi, and consists of 12 speakers and digital amplifier. It contains a Dirac signal processing and pattern of equalization.

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