BMW introduces 8 Series Convertible
Coming in March, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive launch model will feature 523 hp and 553 lb/ft torque with a 0-60 mph sprint time in 3.8 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.
BMW has introduced the first-ever BMW 8 Series Convertible, which joins the new BMW 8 Series Coupe in blending ultra-sporting driving dynamics with an emotional and elegant design.
The soft-top, four-seat BMW M850i xDrive Convertible combines immense power and torque delivery from its updated 4.4-litre eight-cylinder turbocharged engine with advanced chassis, luxurious comfort and state-of-the-art innovations in technology, driver assistance and connectivity.
The exterior design of the first-ever BMW 8 Series Convertible exudes a very modern form of sporting appeal, beautifully blended, with an air of exclusiveness and sensual allure.
The fully-electric soft-top design incorporates multiple layers of fabric materials to not only insulate the occupants of the first-ever BMW 8 Series Convertible from outside noise and elements but also helps reduce weight from the very top of the vehicle, thus lowering the centre of gravity and improving handling and performance.
The roof can be raised or lowered in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph with the touch of the top control button located on the centre console.
The first-ever BMW 8 Series Convertible features standard Icon Adaptive LED Headlights with LaserLight technology that are the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date. Both light tubes are used to generate the daytime driving lights as well as the low and high beam, thereby creating the signature brand look at all times.
The new BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine now generates 523 hp and 553 lb/ft of torque.
The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission’s controller is able to adapt the shift parameters to the current driving situation by means of intelligent networking with the standard Navigation system, enabling it to take the planned route into account.
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