Safety

Both the coupe and convertible have front airbags plus side-impact airbags built into the front seats. As required of all 2012 models sold in the U.S., the 640i has standard antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Active head restraints for the front seats are designed to prevent whiplash injuries. In the convertible, active roll bars hide under the rear deck to maximize visibility. If the car senses a sideways tip, the bars raise to provide rollover protection.

Optional safety features include blind spot and lane departure warning systems and night vision with pedestrian detection.

A backup camera is standard, and buyers can choose additional top- and side-view cameras for added protection when parking and creeping into intersections.

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    Programs
    The system offers two different programs. The programs can be selected via Dynamic Driving Control. SPORT Consistently sporty control of the shock absorbers for greater driving agility. SPORT+ ...

    Roller sunblinds for the rear side windows
    Pull the loop of the roller sun blind and hook onto bracket. Do not open the window while the roller sunblind is tilted Do not open the window while the roller sunblind is tilted; otherwise, ...

    Roadside parking lamps
    The vehicle can be illuminated on one side. Switching on With the ignition switched off, press the lever either up or down past the resistance point for approx. 2 seconds. Switching off Brie ...