The 2012 BMW 650i M Package Coupe is no longer the ugly duckling of the BMW family as it now sports a much more modern and elegant design. Gone is slightly awkward mishmash of cut lines replaced by a lowered, stretched and widened car with huge helping of serious road presence. If you like your BMW’s shaken and not stirred…this is the one for you.
Performance: In a word…earth stopping. The BMW 650i Coupe’s 32-valve V-8, aluminum put our 400 HP with 450 pound feet of torque. And in this case it is the torque that you can really feel a the car pushes you back in the drivers seat like a pissed off samurai when you floor the car in almost any of it’s eight…that’s right…eight forward gears. BTW: Our tester had the M Sport package which cost $4,400 dollars more and adds body kit, LED fog lights, an M steering wheel, amoung other expensive goodies.
Ride and handling are really up to you as the BMW lets you select through comfort plus, comfort, sport, and sport plus settings. That’s right, while most cars only have three settings the BMW goes to four. And each of the setting actually works so much so that you can instantly feel the difference between comfort and sport. Perhaps the only complaint is the steering which is electronic and somewhat dislocated from the front wheels.