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BMW 650i: Spot on without the top on

Team Smartbuy | Updated on May 18, 2011 Published on April 06, 2011

BMW650i   -  BUSINESS LINE

It is a bit of an odd time to be launching a convertible, what with the sweltering Indian summer just around the corner. But, there really isn't an Indian season that is exactly the most conducive for a car in that class. Possibly, that is good enough reason for buying a convertible. After all, the ability to transform the car, with the flick of a button, to handle the weather's unpredictability is the USP of a convertible.

BMW launched the new 650i – the 6 Series convertible – and that, along with the increasing maturity of the Indian luxury car buyer, are clearly the reasons for the confidence exuded by Dr Andreas Schaaf, President of BMW India. “The convertible is not too popular in India, but like in the other markets and countries in Asia, here too the change in consumer preferences will happen”, he said.Called the Dream Car for many aspiring luxury car buyers, the BMW 650i is accentuated by sophisticated styling and aesthetic proportions, elegant lines and the classic BMW kidney grille.

Internal specs include an eight-speed sports automatic transmission with gear shift paddles on the steering wheel. It also features Drive Dynamic Control, which allows drivers to vary the car's characteristics and comfort by choosing the desired suspension settings (Normal, Sports and Sports+).

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible conceals class-leading power beneath the hood, combining instantaneous power generation, high torque and outstanding smoothness. A 4.4-litre V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and direct injection develops a maximum output of 300 kW/407 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm as well as maximum torque of 600 Nm all the way from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm. The car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.

BMW EfficientDynamics has innovative technologies such as Intelligent Lightweight Design, Electronic Power Steering, TwinPower Turbo Technology and Brake Energy Regeneration. It is part of the comprehensive technology package for the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions in the 650i.

The 650i will be available in Alpine White as non-metallic paintwork and in a range of metallic colours – Orion Silver, Titanium Silver, Black Sapphire, Havanna, Space Grey, Deep Sea Blue and Vermillion Red.Dakota leather is the standard upholstery and is available in Black, Ivory White and Cinnamon Brown.

It will be available at an all-India ex-showroom price of Rs 95 lakh.

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Published on April 06, 2011
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