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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 […]
TOO SMOOTH With the 650i, BMW may be risking its reputation as the builder of the ultimate driving machines. It may well have constructed the best-looking convertible and definitely the most stylish cruiser, with intriguing touches of passenger comforts and convenience. But little of the growl and aggression that drivers have come to expect from […]
True convertibles are creatures of elegance and impeccable manners that tender four spacious seats for people who prefer to tour grandly between Relais & Châteaux lodgings. The restyled, reengineered BMW 650i Convertible (www.bmwusa.com) fits that description precisely. Based heavily on the company’s 5 Series and 7 Series, the 650i is longer, wider, lower, and almost […]