The new BMW 8 Series Convertible combines open-top, four-seater luxury with sportscar performance and handling, a spacious interior and a superb soundtrack to match.
Two engines will be offered at launch: a V8 petrol engine in the 530hp BMW M850i xDrive version and a 320hp six-cylinder diesel in the BMW 840d xDrive.
Using the new 8 Series platform and distinctive new design language, the new BMW 8 Series Convertible marries elegance with sporting prowess.
The BMW 8 Series Convertible cuts an impressive figure with both the roof up or down. Precise character lines trace the path of the airflow between the front and rear wheels while tapered surfaces around the front wheels and doors spread out at the top of the rear wheels. Discreet contouring marks out the surfacing above the rear wheels as the flanks transition into the rear end.
The compartment for the soft-top roof causes the trailing edge of the car’s body to be slightly higher than that of the BMW 8 Series Coupé. With the roof down the rear end appears extremely flat and low to the road. In addition, horizontal lines and light units extending into the flanks accentuate the width of the car. The third brake light embedded in the boot lid adds to the low-slung look.
Other model-specific features include a brace of contour lines on the boot, while the L-shaped rear lights are underscored by the line of the taillight bar that lights up uniformly. Twin exhaust trapezoidal tailpipes round off the lower section of the rear apron.
Both the driver and passengers are surrounded by the sweeping flow of the instrument panels in the back and in the front of the cabin, as well as the door shoulders and soft-top compartment cover. Design-led from the outset, the side window border sits flush with the soft-top compartment surround, underlining the connection between the front and rear of the car.
A stainless steel mesh design is featured as standard on both M850i xDrive and the BMW 840d xDrive. The Ash Grain Metallic Grey high-gloss fine wood trim is also optionally available. The range of options from BMW Individual includes the Piano Finish Black trim variant.
Electrically adjustable multifunction seats are fitted as standard in both models and are trimmed in Merino leather with a range of colour choices. The standard M leather steering wheel has multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles to control the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive.
Whats more, elegant features like the ambient interior lighting, CraftedClarity Glass Application, and harman/kardon loudspeaker system immerse the senses in total luxury.
Adventures are now effortlessly connected with the latest Operating System 7.0, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, and the new BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Head-up Display, which all come as standard. Adding to the driver-centric controls are the stunning 10.25" touchscreen information display and fully digital 12.3" instrument cluster.
ARRIVING APRIL 2019
|OTR† PRICE FROM: ||£83,270||UNLADEN WEIGHT: ||1,955kg|
|LENGTH: ||4,843mm||BOOT CAPACITY: ||350 litres|
|HEIGHT: ||1,339mm||ACCELERATION (0-62mph): ||5.2 seconds|
**Values will vary depending on vehicle specification, trim level and optional equipment selected. Vehicle performance figures shown are for base model.
† The recommended on the road (OTR) cash price includes delivery, BMW Emergency Service, number plates, first registration fee and vehicle excise duty. Where applicable, government grants and subsidies are not included in the OTR cash price displayed.