BMW’s dramatic touring coupe, the 650 makes a strong play for buyers who want all the comforts of a luxury sedan in a highly expressive package. You also get the effortless performance of a muscular twin-turbo V8.
What's New For 2016
The 650's front end has been redesigned for even greater distinction, and the interior gets trim enhancements.
Choosing Your BMW 650
Every 650 is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 445 horsepower, matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional on both coupe and convertible models.
The convertible, priced $7,500 higher than the coupe, carries a traditional soft top, which helps preserve rear-seat and trunk space. Both versions feature an extended Nappa leather interior with multicontour front seats, wood trim, and driver and passenger memory settings. The leather used in the convertible is sun-reflective. Other standard fare includes adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system.
The available Executive package tops off the 650 with automatic soft-closing doors, ventilated front seats, a leather-topped dashboard, ceramic-finish controls and integrated smartphone apps. For a sportier feel, you can add the M Sport Package, which delivers more aggressive styling inside and out, plus specific 19-inch wheels.
The Driver Assistance package equips the 650 with enhanced safety technology such as lane keeping assist, surround-view cameras and speed limit info. The Cold Weather Package adds a heated steering wheel and a ski bag. Finally, there's a Lighting Package with full LED exterior lighting and automatic high beam control.
For drivers who want it all, the M Sport Edition of the 650 carries all the contents of the option packages, except the heated steering wheel and ski bag.
As far as individual options go, you can order some pretty sophisticated upgrades like active roll stabilization, four-wheel steering (rear-drive only), infrared night vision and a self-parking system (rear-drive only). Among the more indulgent choices are a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system ($3,700) and a full Merino leather interior ($3,500).
We're big fans of the M Sport Edition, which delivers an incredible array of equipment without asking for a whole lot in return. The premium you pay for M Sport Edition ($4,800) is far less than the cost of its contents if purchased separately.