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The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance, which explores the highest reaches of dynamic flair.

02 Nov 2018 | International News : Germany



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 of the BMW 8 Series.

Dynamically stretched lines define the distinctive appearance of the 8 Series Convertible
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 four-seater for the luxury class. The new car is a fusion of thrilling sports performance and sumptuous long distance motoring.

The powertrain and chassis technology developed for the BMW 8 Series model range results in a body structure of extraordinary rigidity. 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 laid-back cruises over city boulevards as on twisty country roads or race tracks. The 523bhp V8 petrol engine in the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible takes to the stage with characterful power delivery and a soundtrack to match.

The 8 Series Convertible's fully automatic soft-top opens and closes in 15 seconds, at speeds of up to 50km/h
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.

Its dimensions match those of the BMW 8 Series Coupe almost exactly, and the body cuts a dynamically stretched figure with the roof down especially. The 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 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 50km/h. 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.

Standard equipment for the new BMW 8 Series Convertible includes a wind deflector, which can be set up in the rear seat area to prevent unwanted air turbulence when driving with the top down. For an even greater feel-good factor when driving with the top down in cooler weather, the new BMW 8 Series Convertible is available with optional neck warmers whose air outlets are integrated into the front seat head restraints.

Other optional extras include climate seats, a Heat Comfort package with a heated steering wheel, and the BMW Display Key. Available as an optional alternative to the standard Harman Kardon Surround Sound System are the high-precision and excellent sound quality of the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Customers can also specify glass applications for selected controls and options from the BMW Individual range.

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