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: First Test Drive and Review from Executive Road Warrior

06-11-2011, 06:54 AM
I thought everyone here would be interested in my review so here goes...

2012 BMW 650i Convertible Review and Test Drive (

The BMW 650i Convertible is all-new for 2012 and the drop-top version is being introduced in the U.S. a few months in advance of the coupe, to take advantage of what will hopefully be a warm and sunny summer.

Gone are the odd-looking eyebrows over the headlamps and the odd-shaped trunk lid as well as other design elements championed by BMWs former chief designer, Chris Bangle. While there is a strong familial resemblance, the third generation of the 6er looks lower, more angular, and far more elegant than its predecessor and indeed, it is longer, wider, and heavier. The 650i shares the robust twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 thats in the 550i and 750i. With 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, the 650i now sports 40 additional horses, something that comes in handy considering the extra weight on board.

In May, I had the opportunity to spend a day driving the 650i convertible in sunny Los Cabos on the Baja peninsula in Mexico.

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06-14-2011, 09:47 AM
:thumbup: Thanks!