BMW 650i : Road Test
40 degrees temperatures, possibly one of the toughest summers in the country that I've seen in my short existence. Scorching heat, rising humidity and mirages aplenty on every horizon are a sure shot indication of a persistent summer season that looks like it will stick on forever and get even worse. Summer - perfect weather to get the top down on that convertible you just bought and enjoy pure, natural environmental bliss, right? If you're in Europe that would've been just perfect, but not exactly true for India now, is it? So then, what do you do with a Rs 1.25 crore piece of Germany's best machinery that allows you to put the top down and drive around in style? Well, you close the hood and switch on the air conditioning of course!
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And that's just what we ended up doing almost the whole time that we drove around in the magnificent BMW 650i convertible. So while topless motoring might not be the call of the hour in sizzling India at the moment, could the 650i show any bouts of practicality at all in our country, especially at that price? It's a valid question, and that's what we're going to find out.
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