Preview: 2012 Bmw 6-Series Cabriolet by Hamann

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 29, 2011

Tuning group Hamann got a hold of the newly designed 2012 BMW 650i convertible and gave it several tweaks to make it sportier. The drop-top is offered in two different designs. The “Anodized” race edition design features a set of 21-inch alloy wheels, a high-gloss and chrome-plated rim flange with offset black spokes and titanium screws, and 20-inch matte black wheels.

Those who prefer something more subtle would probably go for the “Anniversay Evo” design, which features wheels in silver or matte black in 20-inch or 21-inch size.

To boost its sporty look, Hamann gave the model some aluminum pedals and a footrest to replace the black rubber factory ones. This lends an appearance that’s more high-performance and it also gives a better grip. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and it has an output of 400hp and 450 pound-feet of torque.

Its aluminum pedals are offered in either silver or anodized black. The convertible has been lowered in the front by around 30mm, and in the rear by about 25mm, with the use of progressive suspension springs.

It received a stainless steel four-pipe exhaust with round 90mm tailpipes. A pleasant rumble could be heard from the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 as a middle silencer was fitted. Hamann will give more information about the 6-series’ tuning package this September at the Frankfurt Show.

Inside and out, the BMW 6-Series Convertible is sure to titillate your senses while wowing you with its sporty elegance.

The BMW 6-Series Convertible has a long wheelbase and bonnet, flat waistline, and a set-back passenger compartment, making it look like the typical BMW convertible. Additionally, the aesthetics is accented by a sculpted surface that was painstakingly done, as well as cleans beautiful lines.

Seamless and continuous lines are visible at the front of the car, covering its full length. The curved features on the surface mimic the movement of waves as a motorboat breaks through the water. That same design philosophy is seen in the waistline, which is reminiscent of a boat deck.

Forging ahead: The BMW 6-Series Convertible’s Front End

The BMW 6-Series Convertible’s front end is best described as dynamic. It features a forward slanting shark nose kidney grille, which makes it look like the car is moving forward. The look is highlighted by the broad air intake, muscular wheel arches and the contoured bonnet. All of which gives you an idea of the car’s superb performance and roadholding. The overall look screams refinement and elegance, but retains its muscular vibe, especially when you take into consideration the distinct character lines that are prominent all over the hood and onto its sides.

There are also chrome elements that adorn the front apron, highlighting how wide the car is. You can opt for LED fog lamps, as well. Xenon headlights with the signature twin round look are standard for the BMW 6-Series Convertible. The standard accent strip could easily be upgraded to an LED accent light. LED daytime running lights and a horizontal light strip add more to the aesthetics and function of the car.

The View from the Side: Curves and Lines

The side profile of the BMW 6-Series Convertible is similarly impressive with its flowing lines that lend it unmistakable elegance. It also has the signature BMW swag lines, a distinct character line on the front wing and powerful curves.

Bringing up the Rear: V-shape is the New Sexy

The rear part of the BMW 6-Series Convertible has flat and wide surfaces that are highlighted by horizontal lines that emphasizes the wide track of the car. There are also downward converging lines that follow the same design theme up front. The BMW 6-Series Convertible has a distinctive V-shape for the rear, which is the work of lines such as those found on the edges of the boot lid and the license plate, as well as the shape of the bumper’s reflectors. And because of the slightly curved boot lid’s lower section, the lights and shadows give the illusion of lightness to the car’s rear.

Moreover, the car’s sporty look is underscored by the two-part LED light clusters, which give you the German luxury carmaker’s signature nighttime look. Brake lights and indicators are also LED.

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