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 […]

Car of the Year 2012: No. 11 BMW 650i Convertible

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 […]

Best of the Best 2011: Convertibles: BMW 650i Convertible

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 […]