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1152012 BMW M6 Convertible

Purists Be Damned, This Is A Proper M

59Does BMW's new 6 Series Convertible work in yellow?

Perhaps it's merely the era, perhaps it's the shapes of modern cars, but you just don't see large numbers of sports cars and supercars drenched in wildly luminous colors anymore – the Lamborghini Gallardo maybe the only exception. A sky blue Porsche 911 or a dandelion Ferrari were once nothing special; now a white Ferrari is avant-garde.

142012 BMW 650i Convertible configurator comes online

The new-for-2012 BMW 650i Convertible is still bigger and heavier than most of the competition, but there are still a whole slew of notable new features about the updated car. Designers filed off some of the more audacious curves in favor of a bit more subtlety. Power from the 650i's twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 now sits at 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque – up 40 hp and a whopping 90 lb-ft from the last-gen 6 Series – and the six-speed gearbox has been replaced with a s

532012 BMW 1 Series M Coupe priced from $47,010, 650i Convertible from $91,375

BMW 1 Series M Coupe (above) and 650i Convertible (below right) – Click either image for high-res image galleries

242012 BMW 6 Series Convertible drops its top (again) ahead of Detroit debut

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

212012 BMW 650i Convertible a no-show in LA

2012 BMW 650i Convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery

212012 BMW 6 Series Convertible caught on photo shoot

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7Spy Shots: BMW 6 Series Cabriolet takes its top off

The BMW 6 Series Cabriolet is in the latter stages of pre-reveal testing, but has only now been caught in spy shots with its top down. The car's cloth-top lines are the same as on the current generation, slightly arched on top and running down into buttresses on either side of the vertical rear window that also serves as a wind deflector.

22Spy Shots: BMW 6 Series Convertible continues its striptease

Next-gen BMW 6 Series Convertible spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

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