2016 BMW 650i Coupe, This coupe is worthy of a sports car

2015-04-16 12:00:29
2016 BMW 650i Coupe, This coupe is worthy of a sports car
2016 BMW 650i Coupe, This coupe is worthy of a sports car

The BMW 6-series is an outright winner the manufacturer has in their hands, and the 5-series sedan based coupe exceeds expectations far beyond and that in spite of the model having a very near price range of the 7-series. BMW offered us the conventional two-door coupe, though the 4-door Gran Coupe model was the direct though the four-door Gran Coupe is the direct competition to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7 to drive at the launch in Lisbon.


As far as the facelift only a BMW official could point out the differences that the vehicle gone through. The most glaring change is the restyled air-intake, and the kidney grill now has nine blades compared to the 10 of before. The vehicle was meant to be sporty looking as some of the customers opined that the earlier model looked too subdued. Anyway, if you want something more, then you can always opt for the M Sports package which has also undergone changes.  The LED lights innards have been altered, and the adaptive headlights are standard now. Now the mirrors sport the side indicators in place of the front. Black trim has been added to the chrome accent with the Black Accent package.

Inside the cabin, you see brushed metal accents and gloss black trim. There are two leather choices on display and buyer can either take the Nappa leather or Dakota with two-toned color packages. The back seats continue to be bothersome for adults as it hardly give access and severely restrict head and leg room. Seats in the front, however, are excellent with their comfort and supportive disposition. The instruments are placed in an easy manner except for the gear selector because you would need lots of practices to manipulate that. We have a great fix for this issue, the manual gearbox, which incidentally is not available in either 640i or 650i and is an option with the M6.

The ZF eight-speed automatic transmission setup given to the coupe is one of the best piece of automobile machinery that you see in the market. The driver always finds the right gear and shifting is rapid and obtrusive. The 650i we drove had the 4.4 Liter V-8, which was supported by twin-turbochargers. The 640i has regained the twin turbo straight six producing 345 horses. The V-8 had 445 horsepower, and it took a meager 4.5 seconds to beat the 0-60mph mark while surging ahead to the top speed of 155mph. 

This one is a real thriller, whether you take it on a freeway or a city road, and the torque supply is massive and constantly wavy. The acceleration is worthy of a sports car as it shows great urgency and releases sweet exhaust note. The sports exhaust fitted into this model is now standard, and the grown it emits is attributed to this equipment.   The engine while producing 445-hp also produces a tremendous 480 lb-ft torque. The estimated base price of the 650i is $90,000 and the fuel economy figure according to EPA rating is 17/25 for city and highway.

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