The navigation system's traffic avoidance feature works well, and we like the new lane departure warning system. I set an appt to test drive, they said they would have the car ready for me. Vehicle Details Comfort and convenience touches abound inside the 650i Coupe and Convertible, headed by its well-contoured power bucket seats and on-board computer and navigation system. Thing is though that system costs over three grand and you are going to need that if you want the 6 Series to drive as well as it can because it also includes a sport mode which not only stiffens up the suspension but uses active anti roll bars to keep the car completely flat through corners. We programmed in a destination, but decided we didn't want to take the route it offered.
It will look along a programmed route and alert you to any traffic slowdowns, and offer to find a detour. We mentioned above how easy it is to pair a phone to this system. In diesel trim, it's incredibly economical, too. A six-speed manual transmission is also available. The engine is a 4. Sure its a clean car on Carfax but it does not detail what's really wrong with it. And despite being a whole heap bigger and heavier, it's barely much better for carrying people in the back.
But we can't say that about the iDrive interface, which includes frustrations such as taking four control moves just to get a map displayed. It's a striking looking machine thanks to its low slung body and sloping roof line while the aggressive face will help bully other drivers out of the way. Rear seats are typical 2+2 fare — scaled strictly for kids, and smaller ones at that. But it has some nice features as well, such as live traffic with automatic detouring. But then this is more of a car for skiers than boarders. Although an automatic, this transmission does a good job of seeking the right gear, downshifting when you hit the brakes in preparation for powering through a turn. It only takes effect above 40 mph and will buzz the steering wheel if you cross a lane line without signaling.
They knew this prior to my arrival. A choice of manual or automatic transmissions, exceptional interior amenities and desirable options should please even the most demanding enthusiast. The smart person's choice is the 3. The 650i is a big car with a big engine, but, in classic coupe configuration, the rear seats are virtually useless. In tight urban conditions, the car is easily maneuverable, with the thick steering wheel providing quick turn response. Even with the top down, the ride is nice at 70 mph, and the audio system manages to overcome wind and road noise.
So does the super comfy seats which are heated and electrically adjustable as is the steering column. However, despite the fact the 6 series has good body control, plenty of grip and sharp steering it's still not as fun to drive as a Porsche 911. The navigation system in the 650i Convertible is a mixed bag. It's even better if you get a car with the adaptable drive package as that has a comfort mode, which slackens off the suspension. But we persisted, and it finally recalculated for the route we wanted. Once the phone is set up, then we select our music source.
A potent V8 engine, superbly responsive chassis and exceptional amenities make it a serious competitor to prestige coupes from Audi, Jaguar, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, in many cases delivering more absolute performance for considerably less money when comparably equipped. For the next 10 miles it tried to get us to use its original route, suggesting turns at every block. Still at least they will be able to admire it's pert rear end although, obviously not for very long. High intake temps are both harmful for your engine and performance. We could overlook these two faults, as the car is so enjoyable to drive thanks to its performance technology. Unprofessional service ranting on on how much experience they have when a simple call can save someone a lot of driving. We've seen similar fuel economy in many V-6 sedans and coupes.
Navigation and Bluetooth phone support are included in the base price. In our hands, the 650i turned in a very reasonable 19. We found that route guidance with this navigation system can be stubborn. The engine is attached to a six-speed automatic, with Sport mode and paddle shifters for its manual mode. I work hard and thoroughly enjoy my job. Inside the 6 Series is a beautiful place to sit. Intercooler Core The most important component of any intercooler is the core.
Even with its rakish roofline, the 650i has sufficient room for taller drivers up front, although some may find that the steering wheel rim obscures the tops of the gauge faces, even when adjusted to its full-up position. Fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Its laid-back windshield and sweeping roofline are smartly complemented by bold fender flares that add to the aggressive character. Still if that's what you want to do there's always the 6 Series Gran Coupe which is longer and has rear doors, though that's still not as Spacious as a Porsche Panamera. In our experience, this system works seamlessly, keeping the car very flat in corners while allowing a more comfortable drive on the freeway. Although the 650i's tail treatment and trunk lid remain points of minor controversy for some, its overall visual impact — especially when fitted with the optional Sport Package that bumps the wheel and tire fitment from 18-inch to 19-inch alloy rims with even larger, lower-profile tires — is undeniably impressive. The interior design is very modern, the build quality is solid and the car oozes luxury from every single pore.
When we finally make it to the mountain roads, with all their twists and turns, the 650i shows how easily it handles sport driving. Now, as we are initially going to be on city streets, we make sure the suspension is in normal mode and the transmission is in Drive. There's leather absolutely everywhere, here on the dash, here on the door trims, here on the arm rest. . All these issues can lead the buyer to spend more on car than what it's worth.