• Jan 10, 2011
2012 BMW 650i Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

In addition to the scorched orange 1 Series M Coupe at the BMW booth in Detroit was the new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible. Under the sharply creased (and rather long) hood lies a 400-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, direct injected V8 that manages to shove out 450 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. All that grunt will be sent to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

BMW claims the new 6 Series Convertible can drop its flying-buttress-equipped fabric top in exactly 19 seconds an there's also a 10.2-inch screen to control the standard iDrive technology package. Not bad, but such niceties are to be expected when you are asked to pay a wallet-busting $91,375 for the privilege of owning one, which you'll be able to do sometime in the spring of 2011.

Take a gander at the live photos in our high-res image gallery below, and if you decide this is exactly what your garage is missing, now would be a good time to start saving those pennies.




Live photos copyright ©2011 Jeremy Korzeniewski / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      What a pretty looking car, reminds me of Aston Martin's designs. $91,000 is a bit on the high side though....especially once you add options that will no doubt push it into $100,000 territory. I could see $65k-70k being a lot more reasonable for this kind of car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW is really going to have to do something about their front ends. This and the new X3 have the ugliest front ends currently available outside of Acura (and maybe the Crosstour). I actually like the rest of the car, but it really needs a nose job.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Predictable, but the interior is VERY nice!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know. Ever since Bangle, I think BMWs look like they have a body shell on top of another body shell. BMWs were always very tightly drawn cars, the minimum of metal needed to clothe the mechanicals. Current BMWs all look bloated as if, like I said, they have 2 body shells on top of each other. And is a 6 series really the car to put X5 style "pontoons" on the body sides behind the front wheels?
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW really doesnt want to build a car for the middle class anymore, do they. With a 335is topping 50k loaded (performance package) even the bread and butter models are getting a little rich.

      91k for this though? I guess BMW sees themselves as the discount alternative to a $135,000 Maserati Gran Turismo Convertible. Thing is, in the 100k atmosphere, I'd make some canny trades to get myself into the Maser over the BMW.
      • 4 Years Ago
      And the yuppie bmw days return!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I must be the only one who thinks this car looks fan-friggin-tastic...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rich man's wife's car and an alternative to an SL. The price is really irrelevant for the demographic of buyers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Much improved but a long way to go. Give me an Audi S5 cab and money back in my pocket all day long.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not bad... way better than the outgoing model, IMO.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A lovely side/rear profile with perfect proportions, but like the 5 Series they've stuffed up the front 5% of the car again!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure it's a sporty powerful car, but could someone answer my question as to why it is so expensive, even compared to a 7 series?
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