2012 BMW 650 review

One of the greatest leaps in automotive progress this past decade has been the taming of the convertible. Once requiring a tradeoff — open-air enjoyment versus performance and year-round comfort — today's convertibles are increasingly civilized beasts, making the body style more practical than ever.

Despite its considerable handling and power, however, the gorgeously redesigned 2012 BMW 650i has missed out on all that progress.

It remains a convertible at heart, with an incredibly loud ride and a gigantic blind spot with the top up. When the top's down, though, drivers will enjoy a pleasant open-air experience as a terrific-sounding exhaust powers them down sun-kissed roads.

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Supplementary text messages
You can call up more information, e.g., on the cause of a malfunction and on how to respond, via Check Control. In urgent cases, this information will be shown as soon as the corresponding lamp ...

Pinch protection system
If the closing force when closing the glass sunroof exceeds a certain value, the closing movement is stopped, beginning at approximately one-third of the opening in the roof, or from the tilte ...

Requests
Do not use the voice activation system to initiate an Emergency Request. In stressful situations, the voice and vocal pitch can change. This can unnecessarily delay the establishment of a telephon ...