This is certainly a grand-touring car. The old car was big but the new car is even bigger, with a 2.9-inch growth in body length and a 2.95-inch-longer wheelbase. The cabin is roomy with an attractive leather-wrapped dashboard and quality materials throughout. There's generous room for front passengers and serviceable back-seat space.
Then there's the car's lively personality. The twin-turbocharged V8 is smooth and delivers power everywhere in the rev range, with peak torque available between 1,750 rpm and 4,500 rpm. However, the one small knock against it is the throttle tip-in. It was the same with our long-term BMW 750Li as it is here. There is a slight lull after you press the throttle before the engine responds and propels you forward.
The engine is bolted to a stellar ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with quick upshifts and downshifts. The manual shift mode is also one of the best ones available on a torque-converted automatic box, with good response and rev-matching on downshifts.
Being a BMW, the 650i handles itself incredibly well. Punch up sport-plus to stiffen the suspension along with the optional active roll stabilization and meaty 20-inch performance tires, and this big Bimmer is easy to sling around. It dives around corners with good grip, plenty of composure and doesn't feel like a 4,200-pound vehicle. In straights it gracefully glides down the expressway and can get you in trouble. If you don't pay attention, you'll be cruising at 80 mph-plus without knowing it.
For just touring around town, slot the car into comfort and the 650i softens up and copes with potholes and bumps with ease, even with the low-profile tires. Function-wise, as I said, the back seat can hold a couple people for short rides, and the trunk is also a decent size.
Airport Delivery: I can meet you/your party curbside, in the Passenger Pickup of the Baggage claim. I can drive us or you must drive me the Starbucks location listed below. [you can message/call/text me to discuss this further if you have questions or want to deviate from this]
Delivery: I can drive us or you must drive me the Starbucks location listed below. [you can message/call/text me to discuss this further if you have questions or want to deviate from this]
Starbucks 2521 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX
NO SMOKING IN THE VEHICLE - IF YOU SMOKE IT WILL COST 150 CLEANING FEE THAT I WILL PASS TO THE TRAVELER WHO IS RENTING.
PLEASE KEEP THE CAR CLEAN OF CLUTTER.
PLEASE RETURN THE CAR CLEANED. I DONT REQUIRE A FULL DETAIL BUT SOMETHING LIKE A HANDWASH OR GO THROUGH A CAR WASH SERVICE (~$10 - $15).
2012 BMW 6 SeriesDavid's 6 Series BMW15516
Great guy, very professional and easy to deal with. Will definitely rent again from David
David is very easy to communicate with. He's on time with responses and arrivals. My first experience with TURO was awesome. And I definitely would rent with David again when I'm in Houston! Awesome Car btw!
Cool person. Gave a good overview of the car and different controls. Very flexible with sched. Very punctual. Had a short conversation too and he is a nice person. Car is very clean and in good condition.
David is a great guy, easy to communicate and flexible as well. BMW 650 is a great car, joyfull to drive. This experience was like borrowing your friends car instead of renting. Definately rent from him again if I'm this way.