For those who want much to enjoy open-topped driving with sports car performance, then the new BMW 8 Series Convertible is for you.
Not only is the interior spacious, but the levels of handling and performance are impressive.
It helps too that the roof will open and close at the touch of a button in 15 seconds while travelling at speeds of up to 31 mph.
The 8 Series Convertible is on sale now, with prices starting at £83,295 OTR.
Engines for the BMW 8 Series Convertible
From launch, there are two engines for the BMW 8 Series Convertible, including a six-cylinder diesel and V8 petrol unit.
The petrol engine produces 530 HP, while the diesel unit will produce 320 HP.
Both units deliver excellent levels of performance and there’s a model-specific sports exhaust system for each engine.
The petrol engine will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, while the diesel unit will accelerate in 5.2 seconds.
Both units are coupled to the firm’s eight-speed Steptronic sports gearbox and the XDrive all-wheel drive system is fitted as standard.
Design language for the BMW 8 Series Convertible
There’s a new design language for the BMW 8 Series Convertible and it’s a stylish vehicle with the roof up or down.
Unlike many other soft tops, when the roof for the 8 Series is folded down, it is placed in a compartment that is flat and helps the car’s design.
Performance is boosted by an active airflow control system that lies behind the adjustable kidney grille slats and in the front apron there are air curtains to boost aerodynamics.
From launch, there are seven metallic and one non-metallic exterior paint finishes available and all are eye-catching.
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The sweeping flow of the convertible’s instrument panels help to create an impressive and stylish cabin.
Also, the side window sits flush with the compartment and the ambient lighting can be changed at the push of a button.
The multi-function leather seats are electrically adjustable and there’s an impressive sound system on board too.
There is lot of technology and there’s a rollover protection system fitted specifically for the car with two protective aluminium bars installed into the head restraints and which are deployed if the system detects the car is likely to rollover.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible is an impressively luxurious and excellent car to drive in all weathers.