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