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2007 BMW 650i Convertible The origin of the logo as a portrayal of the movement of an aircraft propeller, the BMW logo with the white blades seeming to cut through a blue sky, is a myth which sprang from a 1929 BMW advertisement depicting the BMW emblem overlaid on a rotating propeller, with the quarters defined by strobe-light effect, a promotion of an aircraft engine then being built by BMW under license from Pratt & Whitney. For a long time, BMW made little effort to correct the myth that the BMW badge is a propeller (quote by Fred Jakobs, Archive Director, BMW Group Classic). It is well established that this propellor portrayal was first used in a BMW advertisement in 1929 twelve years after the logo was created so this is not the true origin of the logo. In actuality, it depicts the clops of the Bavarian flag. For consignment a 2007 non-M version 6-speed manual (rarely seen in the US) of the 650i, and its a convertible! All well preserved and maintained over the years and only 25,885 original miles...WOW The car presents like new and is very clean. Exterior The sleek aero sculpted steel exterior is bathed in Atlantic Blue Metallic which is all looking nice. Save for a few scratches here and there it is looking in excellent condition. The tan canvas top works flawlessly, and is also in very good condition with a glass rear window. Also a nice design feature of this car is the flying buttress B pillars which frame the vertical rear glass that is 90 degrees to the trunk lid. When the top is in the down position, a black tonneau covering gives the car a virtual seamless look. Body matching neoprene bumpers house some tail lighting in the rear, and up front the classic BMW dual kidney bean front grille, along with some sculpted headlights are in. 19-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in less than 1,500 mile rubber. Interior Creamy Beige leather covers the front buckets and rear bench which is a 2 plus 2 setup. These seats are all very clean and in excellent condition. Plenty of power conveniences abound inside with power adjustable seats, windows, locks and mirrors. Fitted into the rounded black center console is the 6-speed shifter, and a sport mode button. There is a mouse wheel to control the wide screen neatly tucked into the dash with navigation, backup camera and various radio, sound, and accessibility functions. This can be worked with voice activation as well. The instruments are analog and digital panels and are within eye level of the driver behind the steering wheel. Clean light beige carpeting is on the floors and all is very nicely preserved. Drivetrain German engineers just love plastic covering panels, and the engine has many to look at. Along with the power plant, which is a 4.8 liter V8, and like the rest of this car is wonderfully clean, and the consignor has records of maintenance performed on this mill. EFI and a 6-speed manual transmission is within these confines too. Undercarriage Underneath has a peppering of lightly corroded aluminum parts, stainless steel exhaust, and solid black coated floorpans. Amazingly no road dirt, and suspension (4 wheel independent) is very clean for the cast parts that make it up. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners all pristine. Drive-Ability A fun driver with lots of power, rail-like handling, bias free panic stopping, and all working just great for all the functions. Putting this car in sport mode adds a nice kick and putting the top down will also put a smile on your face...let the sun shine in!! A very well kept and pampered, low mileage toy in this 650i convertible from 2007. Nice paint, clean light toned interior and plenty of power conveniences along with the wide screen display. A glimpse of luxury/sport, and well within affordable range so the everyday driver can now be within reach of all price wise.
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