BMW 6 Series family welcomes today another member. Munich-based automaker has just took the wraps off the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible. The sleek, sporty and muscular 6er Convertible joins the Beijing-unveiled Gran Coupe Concept and the most recent Paris debut 6 Series Coupe Concept.
The new 650i Convertible will go on sale in the Spring of 2011 as a 2012 model for the United States.
As always, BMWBLOG takes the time to scan through the lengthy press release and extract some of the key points associated with the 2012 6 Series Convertible.
- Freestanding 10.2” Central Display
- New-generation Head-Up Display.
- 4.4-liter V-8 engine – 400 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm, 450 lb-ft torque between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm
- ZF 8-speed Sport Automatic gearbox
- 6-speed manual transmission
- 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the manual transmission
- 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the 8-speed automatic
- Double wishbone front axle and the multi-link rear axle are made predominantly from aluminum
- Standard 8.5 x19-inch light-alloy wheels, with all-season runflat tires (size 245/40 R19)
- COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+ driving modes
- Electrically powered soft-top roof with flying buttress architecture
- Heated vertical glass rear window
- Opening the roof takes 19 seconds, the closing process 24 seconds – can be activated while on the move at speeds up to 25 mph (40 kmh)
- Two non-metallic exterior paint colors and seven metallic shades are available
- Exclusive Nappa leather is standard in the United States, and can be ordered in four color options (Vermillion Red, Ivory White, Cinnamon Brown, and Black)
- Dimensions – 4,894 millimeters (192.6 in.) in length, 1,894 millimeters (74.5 in.) in width, 1,365 mm (53.7 in) in height
- 300 liters (10.6 cu. ft.) DIN of trunk space with the convertible top open
- 350 liters (12.3 cu. ft.) DIN with the roof closed
- Newly developed lightweight seats with an integrated seatbelt system and standard 20-way multi-contour adjustability and adjustable lumbar support.
- Roll-Over Protection System developed for the new BMW 650i Convertible
- Body strength is 29 percent greater than its predecessor
- Static torsional rigidity is about 50 percent greater than that of its predecessor
- Rear-View, Top View, and Side View Cameras.
- Camera is integrated in the trunklid under the BMW “roundel” badge
- Built at the BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany