Prices starting from £83,270 and two engines will be offered at launch: a V8 petrol engine in the 530PS BMW M850i xDrive version and a 320PS six-cylinder diesel in the BMW 840d xDrive.
With an exterior length of 4843mm, a width of 1902mm and height of 1339mm, along with a 2822mm wheelbase and track widths of 1619mm (front), its dimensions match those of the BMW 8 Series Coupé almost exactly.
The BMW 8 Series Convertible is equipped with adaptive LED headlights as standard. BMW Laserlights are available with variable road illumination and Selective Beam, as a cost option. Further scope for individualisation is offered with the Chrome Line Exterior and M Carbon Exterior exterior package.
The M Technic Sport Package for the BMW 840d xDrive Convertible features the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim, which encompasses kidney grille slats in Highgloss Black and the grille frame, Air Breather inlays and the exhaust system’s tailpipe embellishers in Black Chrome.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible will be launched with a choice of one non-metallic and seven metallic exterior paint finishes. BMW Individual offers a wider choice of paint finishes including matt paint finishes with a satiny surface and the Frozen Bluestone metallic shade.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible’s roof is lightweight and provides superb acoustic insulation. Opening and closing automatically at the touch of a button in 15 seconds, the insulated roof can be activated when the car is travelling at speeds of up to 31mph.
Standard specification for the 8 Series Convertible include the BMW Individual Merino leather trim in an exclusive Black with piping in BMW M GmbH colours. There is also an anthracite BMW Individual headliner, M pedals and floor mats with special M surrounds.
Thanks to the standard telephony with wireless charging, it is possible to charge compatible mobile phones without the need for a cable. The BMW Display Key lets drivers stay in touch with their BMW 8 Series Convertible at all times - besides indicating the fuel level and service -related information, the colour display is also able to show whether the doors and windows of the car are closed or locked.
With the soft-top closed, the stowage capacity is 350 litres. In order to ensure the load compartment offers as much space and flexibility as possible, the soft-top compartment can be lifted and the through-loading facility used even when driving with the top down. Automatic boot lid operation is also standard, while the standard Comfort Access feature permits hands-free opening and closing of the boot lid.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible includes a wind defector as standard. This can be set up in the rear-seat area to reduce turbulence when the roof is down. When not required it can be folded to half its size and stowed in the boot. Neck warmers integrated in the front-seat head restraints are also.
The BMW M850i xDrive version is powered by a 530PS V8 petrol delivering a peak torque of 750Nm and a zero and 62mph time of 3.9 seconds, while the BMW 840d xDrive features a 3.0-litre straight-six diesel. This unit offers 320PS, a peak torque of 700Nm and will accelerate from zero to 62mph in 5.2 seconds.
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