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Words like "breathtaking" and "irresistible" punctuate the history of BMW
Convertibles. In the premium convertible market, the 2012 650i
Convertible presents a convincing case with the most advanced chassis technology
and most innovative comfort, infotainment and safety features.
hood, aft-set passenger compartment, long wheelbase and muscular profile embody
the hallmark proportions of a BMW Convertible. The new BMW 650i Convertible
combines these features with a classic soft-top roof with flying buttress
design. Powerfully contoured surfaces of its lines promise the anticipated BMW
driving experience. The luxurious ambience of the interior is highlighted by a
driver-oriented cockpit which wraps the front and rear passengers in a feeling
of aesthetic security. Nowhere is the high-class functionality of the interior
underlined more prominently than in the redesigned freestanding 10.2" Central
Display of the standard iDrive control system.
Elegance, Natural Sportiness
The dynamic driving experience of the
2012 BMW 650i Convertible is reflected by its athletic presence and sporty
exterior design. A long hood, aft-set passenger compartment, long wheelbase and
muscular profile create the proportions signature to a BMW Convertible. The
precise interplay of eye-catching lines and meticulously sculpted surfaces help
to give the 2012 650i Convertible its show-stopping looks.
Like the lines
projecting outward from the nose of the car and continuing along its full
length, the harmoniously curved surfaces of the body take their cue from the
movement of waves sent out by a the bow of a motor boat piercing the water.
Continuing the theme, the waistline surface which leads the body into the
interior mimics the character of a classic runabout.
The 2012 650i
Convertible introduces the viewer to its dynamic character through its front end
design. The large, slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille - the "6 Series
shark nose" as characterized by many enthusiasts - gives the car a sense of
surging forward, while a broad air intake, strikingly contoured hood and
muscular wheel arches hint at the powerful engine and athletic roadholding
abilities. High-quality chrome elements positioned on the outer edges of the
front apron further accentuate the width of the car. The standard LED foglamps
are placed in front of these chrome elements.
The standard Xenon Adaptive
headlights of the 2012 BMW 650i Convertible pick up BMW's familiar "twin round"
headlamp appearance. An LED accent strip cuts across the top of them. The
daytime running lights appear through familiar LED corona rings, whose bright
white light illuminates the distinctive front end. A horizontal light strip
below the corona rings, meanwhile, handles the turn signal duties.
and flat surfaces define the rear of the new BMW 650i Convertible. The dominance
of horizontal lines adds extra emphasis to the wider track of the new car
compared to its predecessor. In addition, downward-converging lines underline
the car's focus on the road, echoing the approach at the front end. This
distinctive V-shape is created by lines including the side edges of the trunklid,
the license plate surround and the contours of the reflectors positioned in the
The two-part rear light clusters give BMW's familiar L-shape a
particularly sporty edge. Inside, two LED-powered light strips create the
familiar BMW "bloodlines" night-time look. The indicators and brake lights are
also LED units.
BMW 650i Convertible: Review (2/2)