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By Cars.com Staff
July 13, 2012
Redesigned last year, the BMW 6 Series comes with either an inline-six or V-8 engine and is offered in coupe and soft-top convertible variants, both of which seat four. The Jaguar XK is the 6 Series' most direct competitor, but you might cross-shop the car against a Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe or cabriolet, too. New for 2013 The 650i's twin-turbo V-8 is now rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque, and the engine features fuel-saving stop-start technology and BMW's Eco Pro setting. Exterior The 6 Series maintains a short front overhang and low-slung appearance. BMW says the design was inspired by the natural motion of waves.
The convertible's fully automatic soft-top has what BMW describes as a flying-buttress design in which the top trails behind a vertical rear window, maintaining a coupe-like roofline. The top, which can be operated at the touch of a button at speeds up to 25 mph, comes in black or beige. Exterior features include:
18-inch wheels standard; 19- or 20-inch wheels available
Standard adaptive xenon headlamps
Standard glass sunroof with power-sliding sunshade
Available adaptive LED headlights
Interior The interior has a 2+2 seating configuration with small rear seats. Trunk volume in the coupe is about 30 percent more than the convertible with its top up; with the top down, the convertible loses another 14 percent. Interior features include:
Optional ventilated and massaging front seats
Standard iDrive with a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen and navigation
Available heated steering wheel
Available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
Under the Hood The 640i is powered by a 315-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine while the 650i gets a 445-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8. Mechanical features include:
Eight-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles
Rear-wheel drive for 640i
Rear- or all-wheel drive for 650i
Safety Both the coupe and convertible have front airbags plus side-impact airbags built into the front seats. Safety features include:
Electronic stability system
Pop-up roll bars in convertible
Front and rear parking sensors
Available parallel-parking assist
Available surround-view system
Available blind spot warning system
Available lane departure warning system with frontal collision warning
Available night vision with pedestrian detection
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