Anti roll over protection with roll bar deployment
Many lightweight aluminium parts to aid performance
Excellent original condition
Precise drive with accurate steering
Sleek and captivating design
Powerful and exhilarating performance from the 4.4-litre V8 engine
Wonderful low growl engine tone
Luxurious and comfortable burgundy interior with high-quality materials
On release, the 6-Series 645 was seen to be the best BMWs in years, combining a lot of the key safety, performance and quality issues seen in the later cars.
The exterior was designed by Adrian van Hooydonk and BMW Design Chief Chris Bangle. It features the angular lines at the rear that was a real talking point at the time of manufacture and grew in popularity. On release, the overall design was said to look bold and unconventional while retaining the elegance of all good grand tourers. It has seemed to age very well and still looks fresh today.
This soft soft-top example we have here has even more appeal, especially when the top is down, and you can hear the glorious growl from the V8 engine.
The decision was made by BMW engineers to advance the art of the folding soft-top. Such systems give greater flexibility, more boot space and contribute to lightweight engineering.
The roof is multi-layered and made of a rubberised cloth inner and outer with a polyurethane material called PUR sandwiched between. This results in virtually the same high standards of acoustics, feel and thermal insulation as a folding hard-top, reducing wind noise by up to 3dB(A).
Not many four-seater convertibles are pure drivers' cars, but the 645Ci is one of an elite breed and wafts you around in luxury like the 7 Series. The appeal lies just as much in its dynamics as in its performance.
The car also features the German company's acclaimed Dynamic Drive active suspension set-up and safety is also a huge attraction for this car which features BMW's Advanced Safety System, enabling the car to decide the most effective deployment of the airbags in a crash, dynamic stability control, front knee protection the convertible model we have here also feature an automatic rollover protection system, where roll-bars behind the rear seats are automatically deployed in a rollover. This car is a versatile all-rounder and a real eye catcher.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
The vendor bought from Silverstone cars in Barking, London
The V5 is present
The car is in Northern Ireland so conforms to all UK regulations as it is UK registered
Full service history with 9 service stamps in the book
Last service was 74,824 miles ago and was really comprehensive with all fluids changed
The portfolio of booklets is in place including the owners handbook
Beautiful contrasting grey and burgundy interior made with high quality materials
No real wear on the knobs and switches
The vendor tells us that all the electrics work as they should
No warning lights were apparent on the dashboard
Original carpets and floor mats
Unmarked wood effect panels in new condition
The footplates are virtually unmarked
The adjustable electric seats ensure a comfortable driving position
Netting on the rear seats unused and tight
Centre console armrest is like new
Trip computer is working well and has the facility to take hands free phones
Door cards unmarked
The boot is clean and dry with the full toolkit
Seat belts retract well
The boot is clean and tidy with the tool kit in place
Sumptuous leather seats are really fresh and clean
The rear seating looks unused and appears quite spacious for a grand tourer
Inside the tonneau cover is clean and unmarked
When the top is stowed, the window can be raised to act as an effective wind blocker. This works well
Polyurethane material (PUR) sandwiched between layers for enhanced acoustics and thermal insulation offers the same high standards of insulation as a folding hard-top
The stratos grey paintwork is in fine condition with very few blemishes
The light covers are clean and bright
Slight aluminium pitting on the inside of the wing mirrors
The aluminium and plastic body panels line up beautifully
Front heated headlights
The advanced folding soft top is in excellent condition
Door catches and locks work well
The innovative soft top fins double back, allowing the car to feature a comparatively small, independent, electrically-powered vertical rear window
Operating the roof to fully up or down takes just twenty seconds and, within this time, all windows are lowered or raised as required
Tiny indent on the drivers door wouldn’t show up in the images
Slight lacquer peel on the edge of the rear drivers side bumper
To reduce weight, the doors and bonnet are made of aluminium and the boot and front wings are made of carbon-reinforced plastic
The vendor tells us the car is firm with no skuttle shake and feels as rigid as a hard top coupé
The 4398cc V8 petrol engine sounds wonderful, and the vendor tells us it runs without fault
The power comes from the same engine as the Coupe. With 333bhp available, it propels the car from 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds
Top speed is limited to 155mph. But the V8 isn't all about performance. At cruising speeds the vendor tells us the car wafts along almost silently
The Valvetronic V8 is also found in the 7 Series but sounds much meatier thanks to the less restrictive exhaust
No cooling pipe leaks that we can see
The vendor states the timing cover gasket is dry
Healthy ignition coil
Adaptive heated headlights
Variable rate steering (Active steering)
Active cruise control
The vendor has had the car serviced and there were no reports of oil leaks
No electrical issues or warning lights on the dashboard we could see
Active Roll Stabilization system tightens-up the car around corners
6 speed auto gearbox
This BMW 645Ci 6-Series convertible is a uniquely designed 2dr coupé/grand tourer, with lots of luxurious features and advanced technology of the time. It has a spacious interior, and a powerful engine. It truly is a versatile all round vehicle.
With an exquisite electric folding roof that drops under the boot lid in less than 10 seconds, the soft-top is the perfect tool for drivers who like to be noticed. It's a guaranteed head-turner.
The vendor assures us there are none of the small issues present such as oil leaks, engine misfiring, fuel pump issues, ignition coil failure and everything is working as it should.
The luxurious interior, adorned with high-quality materials, offers comfort and style in every detail. With advanced technology features and a smooth automatic transmission, this BMW 645 Ci Auto Convertible delivers a seamless and enjoyable ride according to the vendor and he is sad to see it go.
Overall, this convertible represents the perfect blend of luxury, elegance, performance, and driving pleasure, making it the perfect choice for the next person seeking an extraordinary driving experience.
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2005 BMW 645 Ci Auto Convertible
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