2005 645 New Car Test Drive
The BMW 6 Series delivers stellar performance, brilliant handling, and that arrow-like stability that marks this marque. The 6 Series is a true grand touring car, unique in the BMW line-up. And it comes in coupe and convertible styles.
The 645Ci coupe and 645Ci convertible are essentially hard top and soft top versions of the same car. Bristling with the latest in technology, they are based on the superb new 5 Series chassis but are not simply two-door versions of the sedans. The 6 Series cars are modern GTs, or Gran Turismo cars. They offer greater luxury and comfort than the Z4 sports car, yet with higher performance, more agile handling, and sportier styling than the 5 Series sports sedans.
The 645Ci Coupe and 645Ci Convertible each qualify as an ultimate driving machine, yet either can be driven all day in perfect comfort.
The BMW 645Ci Coupe ($69,900) and 645Ci Convertible ($76,900) are nearly identical in temperament and equipment. Leather upholstery, a choice of rich interior trim, and a long list of luxury features are standard, including a sports suspension, 18-inch wheels, xenon adaptive headlamps, and park-assist.
BMW's 4.4-liter V8 powers the 645Ci models, delivering 325 horsepower to the rear wheels. A choice of transmissions includes a six-speed manual gearbox (standard), a six-speed automatic with Steptronic (a no-cost option), and a six-speed sequential manual gearbox ($1,300).
Options include Sirius Satellite Radio ($670); heated front seats ($500); active cruise control ($2,200); head-up display ($1,000). The Sport Package ($2,800) adds active steering, 19-inch sport wheels with run-flat tires, and sport seats. A Premium Sound Package ($1,800) includes Logic7 audio with six-disc CD changer. A Cold Weather Package ($750) includes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a ski bag.