BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-08-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
mdosu
Banned
No_Country
173

 
Drives: Double Vanos'd Civic-M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco


Posts: 8,517
iTrader: (6)

Drove the 2012 BMW 650i vert

I got to test drive the 2012 650i Convertible at a BMW event yesterday.

The power deliver on the car is fantastic. At 400hp, the pull was hard and fast, not M3 fast, but plenty fast for most people. There is absolutely no turbo lag and there's instant power at any rev range, just mash your foot and the car accelerates with no hesitation.

The transmission was automatic. (I don't think it's DCT) The upshifts are very quick and direct. The system also offered rev match downshifts and frankly I couldn't tell the big difference between it and a DCT equipped M3. There were some delays for some downshift, but nothing unbareable. I experienced some delays and "wind up" when downshifting a DCT M3.

The interior fit and finish is spot on. The new electronic gauges look fantastic and the start up and shut off presentation is entertaining. I'm not so sure if I'd like it on the new M5/M6 as I prefer analog gauges. But BMW has tended to move along to more "high tech" cockpit experiences and I don't oppose that, but please keep it out of the M cars.

The only dissappointing feature of the car is the noise or lack of. I want to hear the V8 everytime I mash my foot, but I can't hear it. Even with the top down, I can't hear anything, only did I move to the back seat (to allow my friend to drive) did I hear the exhaust noise. I hope the M-Sport version offers a revised performance oriented exhaust.

Overall, would I drop $100k for it? Not in my life. The price creeps pretty close to the new M5 price and though it's a different car, I'm looking for a more sharper performance ride. This car will make a great GT car for mid-life crisis folks and MILFs.
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
Nine
Banned
37

 
Drives: Not ZCP, FML.
Join Date: May 2010
Location: DC, Miami, NYC


Posts: 1,925
iTrader: (2)

Alexandria?
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
warzilla
Lieutenant
United_States
26

 
warzilla's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NYC


Posts: 491
iTrader: (-1)

May see it at my local dealer tomorrow. Will pass along my thoughts if I go.
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
mdosu
Banned
No_Country
173

 
Drives: Double Vanos'd Civic-M3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Francisco


Posts: 8,517
iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nine View Post
Alexandria?
yeah, drove the piss out of it, you don't want to marry this one..lol
Appreciate 0
      07-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #5
shchow
Second Lieutenant
3

 
shchow's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CTS-V sedan, black raven
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hainesport, New Jersey


Posts: 294
iTrader: (0)

I'm attending the event next Monday and will be driving the 6 too...
Nice write up...
__________________
Current rides: 2010 CTS-V sedan, black raven; 2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV, black raven
Gone but not forgotten: 2008 M5, metallic sapphire black, SMG; 2004 645ci, metallic sapphire black, SMG
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST