THE 2014 BMW 640i CONVERTIBLE REVIEW
Summary Review by Tess: A World-Class Driving Experience
The 2014 BMW 640i convertible continues to provide buyers with the winning combination of sleek, sophisticated styling and power under the hood, making it an instant classic of the American road. With a top speed of 130 miles per hour and a zero to 60 acceleration time of just 5.5 seconds, the 640i delivers exceptional performance at what is, admittedly, a fairly steep price tag. Nonetheless, for buyers committed to automotive excellence and a world-class driving experience, the 2014 BMW 640i convertible may be one indulgence too sweet to forego.
Under the hood
The BMW 640i convertible derives its considerable power from its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. With 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque under the hood, the 640i can take on nearly any challenge and emerge victorious. Rear-wheel drive is standard for the 2013 BMW 640i, but buyers can opt for the available 640i xDrive model that features all-wheel drive. Both configurations are paired with the BMW eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Fuel economy is surprisingly good for a vehicle boasting this kind of performance; the 2014 BMW 640i manages 20 miles to the gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. Safety features include pop-up roll bars, anti-lock brakes on all four wheels, stability and traction controls, and anti-whiplash active head restraints.
Inside the cabin
The dazzling array of standard equipment on the 2014 BMW 640i is designed to surround the occupants of this vehicle with comfort. While the backseat of the BMW 640i convertible is hardly worthy of the name, the driver and front-seat passengers can enjoy heat-reflective leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control system, heated power-adjustable front seats, a power soft top, a deluxe stereo system, CD player, navigation system, and HD radio. An auxiliary jack and access to satellite radio provide even more entertainment options for drivers. (See 80+ images of the BMW 640i convertible).
On the road
The smooth-as-silk upshifts and powerful turbocharged engine ensure that the 2014 BMW 640i convertible maintains its dominant position in the luxury car marketplace. With strong acceleration and outstanding performance, the BMW 640i continues to impress in its relatively crowded market segment.
While the high price tag of the 2014 BMW 640i will limit its general appeal in the automotive marketplace, it will likely earn a devoted following among buyers willing to pay a premium price for an exceptional driving experience.
Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder
Horsepower & Torque: 315 hp/330 lb-ft
Transmission: RWD or AWD eight-speed shiftable automatic
0 to 60: 5.5 seconds
Fuel Economy: 20/30
Base MSRP: $82,400
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