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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Controls
Buttons at a glance 1 System on/off, interrupt 2 Resume speed 3 Store speed* 4 Store, maintain/change speed Switching on Press the button on the steering wheel. The marking in the speedom ...

Seats
Note before adjusting Never attempt to adjust your seat while the vehicle is moving. The seat could respond with unexpected movement, and the ensuing loss of vehicle control could lead to an accid ...

Personal Profile settings
The following functions and settings can be stored in a profile. More information on the settings can be found under: Assigning the programmable memory buttons ▷ Response of the central l ...