I had have the chance today to drive the new BMW 645 Ci. My dealer invited me to a castle in South-Germany (near Göppingen) where BMW organized "closed room" for some people.
First we get a drink and had to look at a video (about 15 minutes). After the video, we have got in depth view of the new 645 Ci. After that, finally, we came to the part test driving. I got the keys of a silver 645 Ci with manual gear (I wanted manual). There where also automatic but not a SMG
I have got also a road map with all radars marked
We sit in the car, my car dealer (a nice woman) at my side and I was driving. First turn the motor on and put in the first gear. By starting I made a small jump, the clutch is very different from my Porsche. The motor you don´t hear inside the car. The motor is really fantastic, it hangs good on gas. Also the active steering is very nice. It does feel more comfartable then with my porsche but much more sportiv then with a new e 320.
The room/space inside is large enough for 2 children (until 15 years) on the back seats. Simmilar to Maserati GT. For two adults definitiv to small. The quality of exterior and interior seems to be the best BMW had ever done.
After finishing our tour (about 71 km) we parked the car, and one of the guys came to take our car to park it into the garage. Then I heard for the first time the sound form outside. The V8 sounds more the beautiful, you hear a powerful "blubber". The motor sounds from outside ten times better then from inside.
For me the car looks great, drives great and sounds great. The M6 will be my next car.
Speaking with one of the technician, he told me that probabbly the M6 will come sooner and also the M5. In Essen there is the tuning fair, and some are presenting the new 645 and 545 with even more then 600 hp. This could be also a reason why BMW is enlarging the M motor from 500 to 550 hp. Because so many tuners had announced tuning packages for the 545/645 motor BMW could release the M5 and M6 sooner. I hope so