Later Update & Video Presentation: 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible Is Officially Here
Following a series of leaked images some time ago, the German-based carmaker BMW has officially released the video presentation of the all-new 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible.
The video is showcasing the M850i Convertible in its latest design language, revealing as well the luxurious interior and the raw power under the hood.
As we all know already, in terms of design, the 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible carries over the company`s new philosophy, also seen on the Coupe variant. It is beauty at its finest, an exceptional piece of German engineering that demonstrates one more time BMW`s supremacy in that field.
The 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible is at the same time, beautiful, aggressive, intimidating and refined, coming with evolutionary design lines. The main highlights on the outside is the now much wider grille which enhances the front fascia`s aggressive look. The grille is also flanked by adaptive LED headlights with laserlight technology, while adding LED taillights, trapezoidal exhaust tips or 20-inch M lightweight alloys.
The new 2019 BMW 8-Series M850i Convertible also comes with a retractable soft top that can be raised or lowered in no less than 15 seconds, and that at speeds up to 48 km/h. The convertible also features an automatic rollover protecting system, deploying around ‘’to high-strength aluminum roll bars within a fraction of a section.”
Optionally, those wanting a flashier look, can also buy the M Carbon Exterior, which adds more goodies, all made from carbon fiber. You should thus be able to get new mirror caps, “air intake bars” and rear diffuser insert.
Just like the 8-Series Coupe, the M850i xDrive is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol burner, and paired to a high-performance eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
However, for the soft top, the power is set at 523 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds; however, we do not know exactly the performance figure. On the other hand, its coupe sibling manages the same sprint in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically-limited at 250 km/h.