2008 BMW 650i Convertible review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June 2007 , 19:06:31 byAlina

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BMW 650i Convertible

BMW developed the 6 series Convertible offering greater thrill and more style than ever before. The 6 Series boasts powerful innovations characteristic of the brand and its leadership over the competition not merely through is power unit. For the design and style, the 6 Series Convertible offers a level of quality only the development process applied by the BMW Group is able to achieve. Under the hood it has a 4.8-liter engine capable of developing 360 BHP and 360 lb. ft. of torque. This amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds and to reach a limited top speed of 155 mph. The Series belongs to the small group of cars fulfilling the greatest demands in every respect and setting new benchmarks everywhere.

Featuring highly attractive modifications to their characteristic design, interiors further refined in many details and boasting new color highlights, as well as innovations in drive technology and driver assistance and safety systems, the new BMW 6 Series Convertible offers a greater thrill and more style than ever before.

Style and sport are indeed inherent characteristics of the BMW 6 Series: a dynamic Luxury Convertible enabling the driver and passengers to enjoy the wind rushing by in an incomparable manner. The history of dynamic driving pleasure with nothing but the sky above was originally introduced in the BMW 327 Convertible, the BMW 335 Convertible, and the BMW 503 Convertible, all of them milestones in technology and design, with a strong and lasting impact on the ongoing development of the brand and its products.

Powerful and Full of Presence from Every Perspective
The BMW 6 Series boasts powerful innovations characteristic of the brand and its leadership over the competition not merely through its power unit. For in design and style, the 6 Series Convertible offer a level of quality only the development process applied by the BMW Group is able to achieve.

Once again, the eight-cylinder power unit marks the pinnacle in superior power and performance. The 4.8-liter engine develops maximum output of 360 bhp at an engine speed of 6,300 rpm, with peak torque of 360 lb-ft at 3,400 rpm.

The new BMW 650i Convertible accelerates to 60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds (with manual transmission). Engine management, in turn, limits the top speed to 155 mph.

Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Active Cruise Control with its Stop & Go function offers the driver better support and greater assistance at the wheel than ever before. This innovative system now available as an option in the new BMW 6 Series - on models with automatic transmission - features automatic distance control, allowing the driver to comfortably cruise along the highway or on a country road as well as in stop-and-go traffic at very low speeds, while constantly maintaining an appropriate distance to the vehicle ahead.

BMW Night Vision

BMW Night Vision, available as an option, offers a higher level of safety when driving at night. The "heart" of this unique system is a thermal imaging camera able to detect people, animals and objects emitting heat at a distance of up to almost 1,000 feet down the road, then transmitting a high-contrast image to the central Control Display also used by the navigation system.

Leather Upholstery with SunReflective Technology

One of the particular highlights offered by the BMW 6 Series Convertible is the use of a newly developed type of leather for the seat upholstery and interior panels. In this case, so-called "cool pigments" are integrated into the material in a process referred to as SunReflective Technology, reflecting infra-red radiation in the sunlight. This very effectively reduces undue overheating of the seat surfaces when the car is open, providing a difference in temperature compared with conventional leather of up to 36 °F in the case of dark colors.

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible belongs to the small group of cars fulfilling the greatest demands in every respect and setting new benchmarks everywhere. Given the sheer magnitude of its qualities, the model stands out clearly in its respective segment.