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2012 BMW 650i Convertible (photos)

At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, BMW finally banished the Bangle Butt with the unveiling of the 2012 BMW 6-Series convertible.

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BMW banishes the Bangle Butt with the unveiling of the 2012 BMW 6-Series convertible.
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The new model also features a revised front end that more closely resembles that of the newly released 7-Series.
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Under the hood, the 650i Convertible is powered by a 4.4-liter V-8 that generates 400-horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
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Fuel economy, pricing, and packaging have not yet been announced.
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The 6-Series' proportions are largely unchanged for this revision.
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BMW claims that the convertible's top can be raised or lowered in a hair under 20-seconds.
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The 650i is equipped with a rear view camera. It's not visible in this photo, because the motorized camera is hidden behind BMW's roundel badge.
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Inside, the new 6 smacks of now classic BMW design. New to this model is a larger 10.2-inch display, commanded by the console-mounted iDrive controller.
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Perhaps its our eyes, but it appears that the 6-Series' profile has become a bit more shark-like.

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