2012 BMW 650i Coupe

The BMW 635CSi we just saw a few hours ago was rare due to the fact it had a third pedal. It’s rather amazing, then, that you can still spec a 6 series coupe these days with a manual transmission. I had mistakenly called an M6 Gran Coupe a 650i Gran Coupe a few weeks back. Chalk it up to a moment of delusion and the fact that the BMW product portfolio has extended further than the bailout talks for Greece. But here we have a good old two-door 6 series coupe, in a striking shade of red with the 6-speed gearshift sprouting up from the center console for all you die hard purists out there.

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Year: 2012
Model: 650i Coupe
Engine: 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 39,660 mi
Price: $48,990 Buy It Now

2012 BMW 650I COUPE *** 6 SPEED MANUAL *** SPORT PACKAGE *** HEADS UP DISPLAY *** PREMIUM PACKAGE *** COLD WEATHER PACKAGE *** XENON LIGHTS *** NAVIGATION *** BLUE TOOTH *** CD PLAYER *** AUXILLARY INPUT *** LEATHER INTERIOR *** HEATED SEATS *** POWER LOCKS *** KEYLESS ENTRY *** POWER SEATS ***

This 650i is the last of a dying breed, as you can no longer spec a 6 series with a manual transmission, even if there’s an M badge on the trunk. We’ve reached the point where it seems that BMW is phasing out the manual transmission for good. It happened rather quickly, as it was just a few years ago that you could order a utilitarian model such as the 3 series Touring with a manual gearbox. But no more. So shed a tear, cars like this large grand touring coupe with a manual gearbox are fading away. The asking price for this 650i is well under what you would pay for a brand new 640i with it’s 3.0 liter, twin-turbocharged six cylinder powerplant. Sure, this car might not exactly be new, but if I was in the market for such a car, knowing that I had one of the last of its kind sitting in my garage would make me sleep a little more soundly at night.

-Paul

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3 Comments

  1. Very nice interior. Kias are nice. Nice Korean design aesthetic and materials. Nice Kia.

  2. Great car, a true unicorn and a future classic. How much longer before the manual transmission sport coupe is gone forever?

  3. With all due respect to the pleasure of three pedals (my car included):

    Manual shmanual. This is a heavy car designed for barreling down the autobahn at insane speeds in supreme comfort. Not rowing through the gears on the tail of the dragon. I’m not sure a manual adds value to this car.

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