BMW has released the pricing information for the new six-cylinder 640i coupe, which has a price tag of $74,475. Meanwhile, the convertible is priced at $81,975. These base prices are cheaper by $9400 compared to their eight-cylinder 650i counterparts. BMW has recently added the all-wheel-drive 650i xDrive coupe and convertible to the 6er range.
Notably, the six-cylinder cars will be rear-drive only. The 640i will feature BMW’s single-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six (dubbed the N55), modified to deliver 315 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
This is 15 hp and 30 lb-ft higher than what the 535i makes. The numbers may be similar as those of the six-cylinder 740i; however, that car features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter. The 640i isn’t as heavy as the 650i, but it could only be achieved with BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission and unsatisfactory Servotronic electric power-steering system.
The 650i comes with a manual transmission. The 640i, which doesn’t come with a manual, can be optioned with most of the same packages and items as the 650i. BMW has already started the production of the 2012 BMW 640i. The more affordable 6er will arrive at dealerships this October.
BMW Convertibles have always been described as "irresistible" and even "breathtaking". As if that was not enough, the brand has decided to start a new chapter in its open-top heritage with the BMW 650i Convertible. Given its sharp and good appearance mixed with the innovative luxury, this is indeed the Ultimate Driving Machine as it can meet the needs of even the most sensitive of auto enthusiasts.
As part of the premium convertible market, this model more than proves itself with the innovative chassis technology and the most advanced in terms of infotainment, comfort, and safety features. Powering the BMW 650i Convertible is the 4.4-liter V8 engine with output at 400 hp from 5,500 rpm and 6,400 rpm.
Preliminary measurements meanwhile show that maximum torque is at 450 lb.-ft. and possible from 1,750 rpm and up to 4,500 rpm. This engine has what is known as a reverse-flow as the turbochargers have been placed in its V-area that is in the middle of the cylinder banks.
Because of this, the 650i Convertible is able to immediately get power and even sustain it. This makes for an energetic pleasure for any enthusiast. The strong profile, long wheelbase, aft-set passenger compartment, and the sweeping hood, all exemplify the BMW Convertible’s signature proportions. In addition to having all these characteristics, the new 650i Convertible is able to combine this with the traditional soft-top roof that has a flying buttress design.
The lines have the powerfully curved surfaces which increase the excitement of driving a BMW. Its interior has a luxurious feel to it especially with the cockpit being more driver-oriented and which encloses the passengers in the front and rear to give that sense of visual security. In addition, the interior has a high-class functionality which is highlighted by the 10.2-inch freestanding Central Display that is part of its iDrive control system.
When the company revealed the production version of the BMW 650i Convertible, it was done so as part of the background when the company debuted the BMW 6-Series Coupe Concept during the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto show. Sales of the 6-Series Coupe Concept for the U.S. market are scheduled to start by the spring of 2011 as a 2012 model.