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2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe interior

2012 BMW 650i Coupe interior

2012 BMW 650i Coupe

2012 BMW 650i Coupe


Year (of specifications) 2012
Engine 4.4 litre V8 twin-turbo
Transmission 6-speed manual / 8-speed auto
RWD
Max speed 155 mph electronically limited
0-60 mph 4.8 seconds
Horsepower 400 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
weight -

The last generation BMW 6-series has been in faithful service for eight years, having first been introduced in 2003. Some of the lines of the older car came in for significant criticism, especially at the rear where it displayed an infamous 'Bangle butt'.

To rectify this BMW have given the 2012 6-Series a significant redesign which addresses many of the previous car's controversial styling elements. Longer, lower and wider than its predecessor the 650i Coupe also features more interior space and greater headroom.


Drivetrain
Powering the 650i Coupe is a twin-turbocharged 4.4 litre V8 which produces 400 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm, and makes peak torque of 450 lb-ft between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The engine can be paired with either BMW's new 8-speed Sport Automatic gearbox or BMW's traditional 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2012 BMW 650i Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds) with either the 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic transmission . Top speed is electronically limited to a typically Germanic 155 mph.


Chassis
The double wishbone front axle and the multi-link rear axle of the new 6-Series are made predominantly from aluminum. The optional Active Roll Stabilization combines with the standard Dynamic Damper Control to offer improved steering responses and flatter cornering.

The electronically controlled damper system in the new BMW 6 Series Coupe adjusts compression and rebound settings continuously and independently. For example, a stiff chassis setting can be combined with comfortable responses to unevenness in the road surface. The control unit of the damping system processes the data supplied by sensors on the vertical motion of the wheels as well as the ride height of the car. The driving speed and the damper setting chosen by the driver are also taken into account in calculating the damping force required for each individual wheel to even out body movements.

The 6-Series' optional Active Roll Stabilization feature reduces body roll in corners and during sudden changes of direction. Sensors instantly calculate the amount of body roll, and this is then counteracted quickly and precisely by hydraulic rotary actuators in the front and rear anti-roll bars. The result is flatter cornering and greater comfort for the passengers. Although to be fair, if the system is having to kick in to correct body roll during high-speed cornering then passenger comfort it probably not foremost in the driver's mind!


Brakes, Wheels, and Tires
The lightweight floating-caliper brakes with vented discs work in conjunction with the latest multifunction Dynamic Stability Control system. DSC brings together technology such as the Anti-lock Braking System, Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, the Start-off Assistant, the automatic Brake Drying function and Brake Fade Compensation. Standard equipment also includes 8.5 x19-inch light-alloy wheels, with all-season runflat tires (size 245/40 R19) and a tire pressure monitoring system.


Interior
The new BMW 650i Coupe is designed to be a 2+2-seater. Its interior offers individually tailored seats for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers.

Like almost every other BMW interior, the cockpit features a driver-oriented layout. The central section of the instrument panel, containing the iDrive system's Central Display, the air vents and the controls for the audio system and air conditioning, are all angled slightly towards the driver. Added to which, the gearshift lever and the switches for the parking brake and Driving Dynamics Control are located on a surface that opens out towards the driver and is set lower than the front passenger side of the center console.

The black-panel instrument cluster of the new BMW 650i Coupe combines the traditional sports car circular instruments with state-of-the-art display technology. The Navigation system, telephone and entertainment functions are operated using the iDrive control system, whose Central Display boasts an innovative design. The onboard monitor takes the form of a freestanding display with a flatscreen look. The high definition measures 10.2 inch across and features a high-quality galvanized chrome surround. The shallow depth of the display gives it a modern character. The unique design of the screen ensures the display remains easy-to-read in bright sunlight. The new arrangement of the Central Display - which now reaches further into the passenger compartment - influences the architecture of the instrument panel, which rises steeply in front of the driver and front passenger.


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