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Old 11-17-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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BMW didn't bring the 650i Convertible to LA, but they brought info and pics.

press release: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/17/2...no-show-in-la/

gallery: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-...i-convertible/

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2012 BMW 650i Convertible a no-show in LA

BMW wanted to get in on the LA Auto Show festivities, so it dropped most of the details on the 2012 650i convertible without trotting the drop-top onto the show floor. We say "most" of the details, because pricing, options and EPA numbers are still MIA.

What we do know is the new Sixer's sheetmetal is inspired by the 6 Series Coupe Concept from Paris and is the same model we spied back in October. If you're up on BMW's nonsensical numerological nomenclature the 650i is packing the automaker's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 sending 400 horsepower (peaking at 6,400 rpm) and 450 pound-feet of torque (from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm) through an eight speed automatic or six-speed manual. Naturally, power is sent to the rear wheels, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds and the de rigueur electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

As expected, BMW has stuck with a traditional cloth top which can be opened in 19 seconds and closed in a claimed 24 seconds up to speeds of 25 mph. A new optional full-color heads-up display complete with 3D graphics and the new iDrive 10.2-inch screen are part of the package. Sales are set to begin this spring and full details are available in the press release below the fold.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
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While I am not a huge fan, it does look like a very nice place to be for a 2000 mile road trip!
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:25 PM   #4
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That's a sharp looking convertible on the exterior. I'd re-design is the entire center console/dash however as that angled leather surface flowing down behind the gear selector lever is odd looking, and that huge screen looks like a complete afterthought stuck into the dash at the last minute by the designers.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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I hated the last gen 6er with passion. That was a coupe deliberately designed to avoid all of the traditional elements that make a coupe beautiful. The worst of Bangle era, if you ask me. On the other hand, this one's actually quite nice looking.
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definitely looks like a porker
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Looks MUCH better than the previous model.

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I agree, looks much better than the outgoing 6-series.



Puts pressure on the SL class, and definitely matches its aggressive stature.
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