...In performance testing, a 650i Coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. The convertible should be in the low sixes. Fuel economy with the automatic is an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. Getting the manual drops the highway number by 1 mpg. Safety: Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel antilock brakes with advanced standby and drying features, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and active head restraints. The coupe features side curtain airbags while the convertible gets pop-up rollover hoops. Optional...
...The 650i features BMW technologies like Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Active Steering, and Active Roll Stabilization. In short the car adjusts and re-adjusts itself to fit speed and road conditions and provide a well-balanced, reliable feel at your fingertips.The 18-inch run-flat all-season tires come standard with either trim, as do four-wheel ventilated antilock brakes assisted by BMW’s Brake Fade Compensation and brake drying technology. This car brakes on command and with stability.Basic audio and temperature controls are on the dashboard, and beyond those...
...The humplike trunk, probably my least favorite attribute, blends in from most viewing angles. There are a number of slight changes for 2008, including revised lower bumpers and new lenses for the headlights and taillights. Check out the thumbnails on the right to see some of them. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard. The Sport package adds 19-inchers. Cabin & Seating Appointments are what you'd expect of this class. The aluminum trim in my test car had an upscale, textured feel; wood trim is optional, and both materials are genuine. My test car came outfitted with optional sport seats...
...Standard full-leather interior, including seats and dashboard 12-way power seats (14-way power in convertible) Standard navigation system Standard eight-speaker CD stereo Optional Logic7 13-speaker system (11 speakers in convertible) with full iPod/MP3 compatibility Optional sport seats with adjustable thigh supports (Sport Package) Optional heated seats Under the Hood A 4.8-liter V-8 is standard; BMW's Sequential Manual Gearbox, offered in early editions of the 6 Series, has been dropped. 360 horsepower, 360 pounds-feet of torque Standard six-speed manual transmission Optional six-speed...
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