BMW 8 Series Convertible

BMW introduceert een open-top sportwagen die voldoet aan de hoogste normen in rijdynamiek, emotie en exclusiviteit. De nieuwe BMW 8 Reeks Cabrio combineert ultra-sportieve rijprestaties met een elegant design om op een luxueuze manier te genieten van voortreffelijk rijplezier en een open-top rijervaring.

BMW is forging ahead with its model offensive in the luxury segment with the presentation of an open-top sports car which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair, emotionality and exclusivity. The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and a full-blooded open-top driving experience.

Dynamically stretched lines and a classic soft-top roof define the distinctive appearance of this open-top fourseater for the luxury class. The powertrain and chassis technology developed for the BMW 8 Series model range and a body structure of extraordinarily rigidity provide an ideal platform for the new BMW 8 Series Convertible’s fusion of thrilling sports performance and sumptuous long-distance motoring. Its progressive character is underscored by cutting-edge driver assistance systems, a latest-generation display and control system and up-to-the-minute connectivity technology including the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible captures the imagine as much over laidback cruises over city boulevards as on twisty country roads or race tracks.

Two extremely powerful engines will be available from launch in March 2019. The 390 kW/530 hp V8 petrol engine in the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.0 – 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres* [28.3 – 28.5 mpg imp], CO2 emissions combined: 229 – 225 grams per kilometre*) takes to the stage with characterful power delivery and a soundtrack to match.

The BMW 840d xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 6.3 – 5.9 l/100 km* (44.8 – 47.9 mpg imp; CO2 emissions combined: 165 – 155 g/km*) is fitted with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine developing 235 kW/320 hp.

Exterior design: powerful design language, distinctive lines.
The BMW brand’s new design language employs precisely drawn lines and muscular surfacing to give the new BMW 8 Series Convertible a distinctive aura defined as much by sporting prowess as outright elegance. With an exterior length of 4,843 millimetres, width of 1,902 millimetres and height of 1,339 millimetres, plus a 2,822-millimetre wheelbase and track widths of 1,619 millimetres (front) and 1,642 millimetres (rear), its dimensions match those of the BMW 8 Series Coupe almost exactly. The body cuts a dynamically stretched figure with the roof down especially.

The protruding front apron lends the front end of the car undeniable athletic presence with its large air intakes. These make an even more dominant impression on the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible (as standard) and BMW 840d xDrive Convertible (as part of the optional M Sport package). Adaptive LED Headlights are part of standard specification. Meanwhile, the optional BMW Laserlight with variable road illumination and Selective Beam generates a high-beam range of around 600 metres. The eye-catching surfacing of the car’s flanks is complemented at the transition into the rear end by distinctive contouring around its rear haunches. Horizontal lines, light units extending well into the flanks and a third brake light integrated into the boot lid all contribute to the low-slung, wide impression created by the rear end.

Taut soft-top roof with fully-electric operation.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible’s folding roof stands out with its weight-minimising design and superb acoustic insulation. It pulls taut over the interior when closed, lending the car a strikingly stepped, coupe-like silhouette. The soft-top, which comes in black as standard but is available in Anthracite Silver effect as an option, opens and closes fully automatically and at the touch of a button in 15 seconds. The extremely hushed roof operation can be activated with the car travelling at up to 50 km/h (31 mph). When opened, the soft-top stows away under a cover whose surface structure and stitching match those of the instrument panel and interior door/side panel trim, and which features eye-catching domes at the level of the rear seats.