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  • Name 650i (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 83000.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Name 650i (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual MSRP 90500.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Name 640i (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual MSRP 81100.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
  • Name 640i (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 73600.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 650i xDrive (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 86000.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 15/20
  • Name 650i xDrive (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual MSRP 93500.00 Engine 4.4L/268 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
  • Nappa leather upholstery & door trim -inc: seat surfaces, armrests in center console & doors, headrests for front & rear seats, gear shift lever boot
  • Multi-contour 20-way power front bucket seats -inc: articulated upper backrest, adjustable backrest width, adjustable thigh support, & active head restraints w/adjustable side support. Includes memory system for driver's & front passenger's seats, steering wheel, & outside mirrors (2 positions)
  • Driver & front passenger 4-way lumbar support
  • Comfort Access keyless entry w/multi-function remote control
  • Front & rear floor mats
  • Illuminated door sill trim
  • Power tilt/telescoping 3-spoke multi-function leather-wrapped sport steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls, Bluetooth controls, auto tilt-up, memory
  • Black-panel instrument cluster -inc: additional integrated LED display
  • Expanded check control vehicle monitor system
  • Exterior temp display -inc: freezing temp alarm
  • Power windows -inc: key-off operation, front & rear "one-touch" up/down, anti-trapping feature, remote opening, closing from exterior lock
  • Central locking -inc: double-lock anti-theft feature, selective unlocking
  • Remote keyless entry -inc: selective unlocking, double-lock feature, remote trunk opening, alarm, panic feature
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Interior power trunk release
  • Integrated 3-button universal garage door opener
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • iDrive system -inc: 10.3" high definition flatscreen display, on-board computer & controller, (8) programmable memory buttons
  • Navigation system -inc: voice feedback, voice-command system, Real Time Traffic
  • Anti-theft alarm system -inc: keyhead remote operation, interior motion detector
  • Coded driveaway protection
  • Dual-zone auto climate control -inc: auto air recirculation, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation system
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front cupholders
  • Gray poplar wood interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Dual front sun visors w/illuminated mirrors
  • Courtesy lights -inc: fade in/out feature, front footwells, dual front reading lights, door handles
  • Ambiance interior lighting
  • Fully finished trunk
  • Nappa leather upholstery & door trim -inc: seat surfaces, armrests in center console & doors, headrests for front & rear seats, gear shift lever boot (Convertibles incorporate sun-reflective technology)
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • 10-way power front bucket seats -inc: memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel & outside mirrors
  • Locking glove compartment -inc: rechargeable take-out flashlight
  • Seatback storage compartments
  • 19" x 8.5" star-spoke light alloy wheels (style 367) -inc: P245/40R19 run-flat all-season tires
  • Aluminum hood & doors
  • Power tilt glass panorama moonroof w/power shade
  • Thermoplastic front side fenders
  • Sheet molding compound (SMC) trunk lid
  • Rear air diffuser
  • Xenon auto on/off adaptive headlights -inc: dynamic auto-leveling, corona headlight-rings & cornering lights, retractable high-intensity headlight washers
  • LED foglights
  • White turn signal indicators
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Power-adjustable, heated, body-color, power-folding side-view mirrors -inc: automatic dimming function
  • Rain-sensing adjustable-speed windshield wipers -inc: flat blade design, articulated passenger wiper arm, single-wipe control, retractable heated washer jets
  • Heated driver door lock
  • Black convertible soft top
  • Fully-lined power soft top -inc: heated glass rear window w/independent raise & lower feature
  • Rain-sensing adjustable-speed windshield wipers
  • 18" x 8.0" star-spoke light alloy wheels (style 365) -inc: P245/45R18 run-flat all-season tires
  • Body-color front & rear bumpers
  • 6-speed manual transmission -inc: Driving Dynamics Control
  • 4.4-liter, 32-valve 400-hp V-8 engine -inc: TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision direct injection, (4) overhead camshafts, Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling (map cooling)
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Brake energy regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical pwr
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Sport suspension
  • Double wishbone front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Dynamic damping control
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Aluminum front & rear subframes
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist (Servotronic), variable-ratio power steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated electro-hydraulic disc brakes
  • Dual trapezoidal exhaust outlets
  • 8-speed sport automatic transmission -inc: Driving Dynamics Control, automatic sport & manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • 3.0-liter, 24-valve 315-hp inline 6-cylinder engine -inc: TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision direct injection, dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), Valvetronic, Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Auto start/stop function
  • Hill descent control (HDC)
  • xDrive all wheel drive system
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: dynamic brake control (DBC)
    • Power park brake w/auto hold
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, brake stand-by, dynamic traction control (DTC)
    • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
    • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/advanced technology -inc: dual threshold dual stage front airbags, front-passenger seat sensors
    • Front-seat side-impact airbags
    • Active knee protection airbags
    • BMW Assist Safety Plan -inc: 4-yr subscription of auto collision notification, emergency request, enhanced roadside assistance, remote door unlock, stolen vehicle recovery, customer relations, TeleService, Mobile Office features, MyInfo
    • BMW Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive & active safety features
    • BMW Ultimate Service
    • Rear-view camera
    • Park distance control front & rear w/graphic display
    • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump & starter from battery, turns on hazard lights, interior lights, unlocks doors
    • Front safety belts w/automatic pretensioners
    • Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
    • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
    • Emergency interior trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Rollover protection system
    • Daytime running lights
    • Head protection system
    • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 audio system -inc: radio data system (RDS), auto-store, 3-channel FM diversity antenna, auxiliary input
    • HD Radio w/"multicast" FM station reception
    • High-fidelity sound system -inc: 205-watt digital multi-channel amplifier, vehicle-specific equalizer, (2) tweeters, (5) midrange speakers, (2) subwoofers
    • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling w/phonebook downloading capabilities (if equipped w/compatible Bluetooth phone, please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard & optional services)
    • Pre-wire for satellite radio & CD/DVD changer installation

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