Top Gear: First driving impressions of new BMW 6 Series convertible

6-series | January 25th, 2011 by 5
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Top Gear UK just published a quick review of the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible. While we’re still waiting for Jeremy Clarkson to give …

Top Gear UK just published a quick review of the new 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible. While we’re still waiting for Jeremy Clarkson to give us his usual review, let’s see how the new 6er Convertible does in this first review.

“But I’ve mellowed towards it after driving it today. In real life, it’s more of the same: there’s nothing here that actively offends, but you can’t help thinking that the car is lacking a certain something. On the road it looks nice enough, but nothing very striking. There’s just not that much to get excited about.

Still, a 407bhp, 442lb ft 650i V8 should sort that, right? Well, again, not quite. The 650 weighs over two tonnes, so despite having plenty of get-up-n-go from the motor, the Six never really feels quite as fast as the figures suggest – five seconds to 60mph is respectable, but the car feels like a cruiser from the off.

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It’s also a tad firm on anything other than smooth roads – very German – and the active steering is about as tactile as remote surgery. I’ve got an eight-hour odyssey of driving tomorrow, so there’s more to come, but first impressions are that there are no surprises here.”

Full article at Top Gear

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