2012 BMW 650i Convertible Shown Ahead of Detroit Debut

By Seyth Miersma

December 16, 2010

Though we won’t know all of the juicy details about the car until it’s official unveiling at the upcoming 2011 North American International Auto Show in January, BMW has gone ahead and let loose the first photo set of the new 6-Series Convertible.

The photos reveal a car that has been streamlined with cleaner, yet elegantly creased sheet metal, and a slimmer, more downward canted front end. Clearly some effort has been made to retain room for four passengers, without sacrificing the trunk volume (you know, where the golf clubs go) that is pretty critical for this segment.

Initial power for the 650i will come via BMW’s turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8, which will be tuned to produce some 400 horsepower.

Find a bit more info in BMW’s press release below.

World premiere: The new BMW 6 Series Convertible.

Its world premiere is one of the highlights of the 2011 NAIAS and a dazzling performance on the road certainly awaits it: the new BMW 6 Series Convertible fulfils the desires of demanding automobile connoisseurs for fascinating aesthetics, superior driving dynamics and progressive luxury in an open-top premium automobile of the upper class. The new version of this great BMW convertible impresses with the athletic elegance of the bodywork and the soft top in the characteristic fin look. In the sophisticated interior of the four-seater, the elegantly flat, free-standing Control Display of the iDrive operating system, supplied as standard equipment, lends an exclusive touch. The driving experience is characterised by optimised comfort and a heightened level of sporting zest. The market launch in the USA will be made with the BMW 650i Convertible. Its V8 power unit with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct fuel injection delivers 400 hp (300 kW/407 bhp) and can be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission, or an eight-speed automatic sports transmission.