Description: Mid-Size Near-Luxury Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $71,800 - $78,800
Invoice Price Range: $65,520 - $71,890
Where built: Germany
Mid-size 645Ci models -- a hardtop coupe or soft top convertible -- switch to a new name as the 650i due to a new powertrain aboard with engine Start/Stop button. The 4.8-liter V8 generates 360 hp with transmission choices including a ZF six-speed electronic automatic with Steptronic manual mode.
High-tech hardware aboard includes Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) to reduce body roll and optional Active Steering Control (ASC) that can vary the steering ratio to match a driver's style and pavement conditions. A plush cockpit features articulated bucket seats and trimmings in leathers and hardwoods.
There are luxurious appointments and power controls with memory settings, plus electronic tools like BMW's computerized iDrive controller. The coupe carries a vast panorama glass moonroof but the convertible gets a one-button automatic mechanism to fold the lid into a slot behind the cabin and seal it with a rigid metal tonneau cover.