Best of the Best 2012: Convertibles: BMW 650i Convertible
If BMW’s slogan of "building the ultimate driving machine" refers to its vehicles’ muscle and punch, it does not apply to the BMW 650i convertible (www.bmwusa.com). Though the $91,000 car receives 400 hp from a twin turbocharged V-8, delivery of that power is passive, and progress is languid. This, however, is the smooth, indulgent, and elegant charm of the 650i. The full four-seater—heavier, longer, and wider than its previous generation—is equipped with a rev-reducing 8-speed automatic transmission.