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2018-11-02 09:30
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The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance. It offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and a full-blooded open-top experience.

They are 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 model offensive

The M Sport package for the 840d xDrive with specific design and equipment features: front apron with extra-large air intakes, distinctive side skirt and rear apron design, 19" M light-alloy wheels, M Sport braking system, multifunction seats, M leather steering wheel and illuminated door sills with M logo. 

BMW South Africa says the 8 Series will arrive locally during the first quarter of 2019. Details for the convertible are yet to be confirmed.

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The M850i xDrive Convertible also has a front spoiler extension, 20"M light-alloy wheels and high- performance tyres.

Bmw-8-series interior

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It features specific M Sport braking system, exclusive exterior elements in Cerium Grey, interior trim strips in stainless steel mesh design and illuminated door sills with model badge. There is also a M Technic Sport Package available for the BMW 840d xDrive Convertible.

Exterior and interior design work together harmoniously. Gently rising shoulder line; surrounds for the side windows and soft-top lid merge.

Front and rear seats embraced in a flowing movement. Sophisticated design for the soft-top compartment with subtle domes and surfacing that takes its cues from the instrument panel and door shoulders.

Model variants:

M850i xDrive Convertible

Engine: V8 petrol 
Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic
Capacity: 4 395cc
Power output: 390kW at 5 500 – 6 000rpm and 750Nm at 1 800 – 4 600rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100km/h: 3.9 seconds
Top speed: 250km/h
Fuel consumption combined: 10.0 – 9.9l/100km
 
840d xDrive Convertible

Engine: 6-cylinder in-line diesel
Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic
Capacity: 2 993cc
Power output: 235kW at 4 400rpm and 680Nm at 1 750 – 2 250rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100km/h: 5.2 seconds
Top speed: 250km/h
Fuel consumption combined: 6.3 – 5.9l/100km

Four seats, through-loading function with 50 : 50 split/folding rear seat backrest. Boot capacity is 350 litres with an automatic boot lid operation and Comfort Access including hands-free opening and closing of the boot lid as standard.

Bmw-8-series rear

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Adaptive LED headlights and LED rear lights come as standard. BMW Laserlight with Selective Beam and high beam range increased to 600 metres available as an option.

That sports feel

Electrically adjustable sports seats with memory function and Vernasca leather trim as standard in the BMW 840d xDrive Convertible.

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The M850i comes standard with multifunction seats and Merino leather trim with extended features. Longitudinally oriented lines and surfacing, driver-oriented cockpit and clearly structured arrangement of controls sharpen the focus on the dynamically engaging driving experience.

High-quality materials, stylish interior illumination courtesy of Ambient light feature. Instrument panel and door shoulders with fulled leather trim as standard.

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