BMW 645Ci 

  • $70k built in Germany
  • 2004
  • 329 HP 4.4L
  • 155 mph
We've decided we can't figure out how to design a car that looks good in pictures," he says with a shrug.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2004)
BMW loves its steel coils; air springs, variable-rate shocks, and other suspension electrotrickery are for others.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2004)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW 645Ci


6.1 s
4 Series 428i
7.72 s

Top speed

155 mph
M3 (E46) Coupe
155 mph
4 Series 428i
155 mph


14.9 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

1/4 mile

13.7 s
4 Series 428i
15.99 s

Data points Key details of the BMW 645Ci




329 HP
4 Series 428i
240 HP
Nissan 350Z
283 HP

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BMW 645Ci Convertible
Lightweight technology can be found in the Convertible's body, which features a unique aluminium front end that is significantly lighter than a conventional front end constructed from steel.
By activating DDC via the Sport button by the gearlever, the driver is able to sharpen the dynamic characteristics of the car with increased throttle response and weightier steering.

BMW 645Ci

Car & Driver News
Auto Shows arrow BMW 645Ci 2004 Los Angeles Auto Show The 6 is back, and it made its North American debut in the City of Angels.
The suspension is straight 5-series: a strut braced by two aluminum links in front and beefy cast-aluminum lower control arms in back assisted by a pair of lateral links on each side, all mounted to a tubular aluminum crossmember.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand BMW
Price $70,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 13 lb/hp
Maximum hp 329 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 333 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,400 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.62 in / 3.26 in
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,277 lb
Width 73 in
Height 54.1 in
Length 189.8 in
Front track width 61.3 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.7 s
0-60mph 6.1 s
0-100mph 14.9 s
0-200kph 20.2 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:19.60


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 4.05:1
  2. 2: 2.4:1
  3. 3: 1.5:1
  4. 4: 1.19:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.87:1
Axle ratio 3.23:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203
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