BMW's 6 Series for 2014: can we hear a cheer for all-wheel drive, carbon ceramic brakes and a 6-speed manual?

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But if exclusivity, rather than outright performance, is what will impress the neighbors, you might consider the Frozen Brilliant White edition 650i convertible. Just 100 of these special editions will be made. The name would refer, of course, to the matte exterior finish, while the side-mirror caps, the grille, and the 20-inch aluminum-wheel accents are done in matte Frozen Black, while the ragtop is just black. The Nappa leather interior also is finished in black, and accented by Gray Poplar wood trim. The Frozen Brilliant White edition will be the first BMW stateside to arrive with the brand’s Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, which sees instrumentation alter “personalities” based on which drive mode is selected. There’s the choice of sDrive rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive, with xDrive adding the Cold Weather package, which includes heated front and rear seats and a heated steering wheel. Included in all 100 editions are the Executive and M Sport packages, the latter not making this a full M6, but adding items like an aero kit and an M steering wheel. Exclusivity, as is said, comes at a price, and the price for this one-of-100 650i convertible is $106,695, or $110,095 for xDrive models.

By John Lamm