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The New BMW 8 Series Convertible

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible

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, both meet the Euro 6d-TEMP standard. They channel their power through to the road via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive.

The exterior speaks a powerful design language with distinctive features. The folding roof stands out with its weightminimising design and superb acoustic insulation. It pulls taut over the interior when closed, lending the car a strikingly stepped, coupe-like silhouette. The cohesive harmony between the exterior and interior is revealed particularly effectively when the soft-top is down. The entire ambience of the interior conveys dynamism, elegance and distinctive luxury, and the standard ambient lighting emphasises the forwardfocused lines inside the car.

Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants: BMW M850i xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.0 – 9.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 229 – 225 g/km)* with 390 kW V8 engine and BMW 840d xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 6.3 – 5.9 l/100 km]; CO2 emissions combined: 165 – 155 g/km)* with six-cylinder in-line diesel engine and 235 kW. Both engine variants meet Euro 6d-TEMP exhaust standard. Power transfer by eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. (Only the BMW M850i xDrive will be available in South Africa).

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Source: BMW

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