The new member of the BMW 6 Series family has just arrived. The 2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible is sleek, sporty and muscular. The lengthy press release contains the facts that one needs to know about this new car. Here are the key points:

* Freestanding 10.2” Central Display
* New-generation Head-Up Display.
* 4.4-liter V-8 engine – 400 hp between 5,500 and 6,400 rpm, 450 lb-ft torque between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm
* ZF 8-speed Sport Automatic gearbox
* 6-speed manual transmission
* 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the manual transmission
* 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with the 8-speed automatic
* Double wishbone front axle and the multi-link rear axle are made predominantly from aluminum
* Standard 8.5 x19-inch light-alloy wheels, with all-season runflat tires (size 245/40 R19)
* COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+ driving modes
* Electrically powered soft-top roof with flying buttress architecture
* Heated vertical glass rear window
* Opening the roof takes 19 seconds, the closing process 24 seconds – can be activated while on the move at speeds up to 25 mph (40 kmh)
* Two non-metallic exterior paint colors and seven metallic shades are available
* Exclusive Nappa leather is standard in the United States, and can be ordered in four color options (Vermillion Red, Ivory White, Cinnamon Brown, and Black)
* Dimensions – 4,894 millimeters (192.6 in.) in length, 1,894 millimeters (74.5 in.) in width, 1,365 mm (53.7 in) in height
* 300 liters (10.6 cu. ft.) DIN of trunk space with the convertible top open
* 350 liters (12.3 cu. ft.) DIN with the roof closed
* Newly developed lightweight seats with an integrated seatbelt system and standard 20-way multi-contour adjustability and adjustable lumbar support.
* Roll-Over Protection System developed for the new BMW 650i Convertible
* Body strength is 29 percent greater than its predecessor
* Static torsional rigidity is about 50 percent greater than that of its predecessor
* Rear-View, Top View, and Side View Cameras.
* Camera is integrated in the trunklid under the BMW “roundel” badge
* Built at the BMW plant in Dingolfing, Germany

Source: BMW Blog