Awesome is the only word to describe this vehicle. Engine performance, handling, braking, comfort, exterior, accessories-it has it all. The closest to perfection I have seen.
Sound system, headlights, brakes.
A few glaring weaknesses need fixing. The roof must open fully even if it needs to be smaller. IPod/mp3 is essential. Audio system should read audio files from dvd. The turn signal lever operation is confusing. SMG could shift faster. Needs two convenient coffee holders, power outlet in console.
A dream come true. I am a car fanatic and I have had cars ranging from Fords to Mercedes to a Viper. The moniker "the ultimate driving experience" is so true. I love my 645ci with the sport package and 6 speed manual. Performance and handling is exceptional and the sport seats are so comfortable yet will hold you in place when you zip into the twisties. No complaints against the car not even the I drive which once you get used to becomes second nature.
The 645 is truly "sport" luxury. Not nimble and quick but muscular and responsive. The extra horses of the 650 should help. The iDrive is not difficult...if you can't figure it out you most likely can't afford the car anyway!
The shark look is truly the most attractive feature. One of the most attractive autos I've ever owned.
The steering wheel's a little thick with the full padding.
I would choose BMWs over Mercedes and other equivalent cars. Having said that only cars I would drool over this one are BMW M5 and M6. I got this car with full option and everything ranging from parking distance control to cold weather packages, all very useful. If you hear people complaining about the BMW iDrive system, don't believe them. Unless you are very old- fashioned and don't know how to use a computer, you won't have a problem with the iDrive function. This car has a surprisingly big trunk and back seats are plenty for people under six feet tall. This car drives like a Porsche 911 but it can also be driven like a luxury sedan so it's lot more practical for everyday use.
Navigation system is awesome and it allows you to go anywhere without getting lost. Also the engine makes a beautiful growling noise when you accelerate fast kinda like a GT muscle car but unique in it's own way.
The back seat is not foldable for a trunk access it should fold down. The sun roof only tilts up and it should be redesigned so it actually slides opens all the way. Back seat is too upright and this should be less steeper. There should be only one model for this car which is a hardtop convertible.
SMG makes the car hard to drive smoothly. Active steering feels awkward and unnatural. Otherwise the car is a terrific driver. I can live with the iDrive. I think there is a little dodge stratus in the back. It makes the car look cheap honestly. I never quite got used to the awful trunk. The car seems confused on whether to ape porsche or dodge.The front is unique, not really attractive but not particularly ugly either. Saddle up behind the seat, and the outside won't matter any more.
This is really the ultimate drivingmachine! Ditch Active steering and SMG.
Whats up with all the techno-wizardry? Not all of us like this. I have bought bimmers for years and the electronics are always the achille's heel. All the reliability problems seem to trace their lineage to overzealous electronics.