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BMW 8 Series Convertible: An open-air combo of striking design and advanced dynamism

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BMW is going fierce with its new models in all luxury car categories, and with the 8 Series Convertible, the Bavarian manufacturer sets new standards, putting on the market a design that can only come out of its distinguished engineers.اضافة اعلان

If you are looking for a luxury convertible with high-style BMW elegance and a sporty touch, then the 8 Series Convertible is your pick.

 It is a fully open and outdoor driving experience. Smooth dynamic stretch lines and a classic soft top define the open-top four-seat model — a worthy member of the luxury class.  The performance technology and chassis of the BMW 8 Series has been developed with an exceptional body that gives optimum rigidity and agility to the new BMW 8 Series Convertible.

The luxury experience is further advanced through autonomous driving and driver assistance systems, the latest generation of display and control system, and the latest communication technologies, including BMW's intelligent voice assistant.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible allows for comfortable journeys on city streets as well as on winding country roads or racing tracks.

From a design point of view, the new BMW design language utilizes defined lines and accents that surface to give the new BMW 8 Series Convertible an edge. In terms of dimensions, the outer length is 4843 millimeters, the width is 1902 millimeters, and the height is 1339 millimeters.

The wheelbase has a diameter of 2822 millimeters, and an axle width of 1619 millimeters (front) and 1662 millimeters (rear). Its dimensions are reported to be almost identical to those of the BMW 8 Series Coupe.

A prominent design element is the side silhouette or the cross-body design line that cuts the body and extends from the side. The BMW signature, the kidneys grill, and the blue and white logo give the sports car’s front an unmissable look.

Complementing the sporty front, the lights make the car appear more dominant. The adaptive LED headlights and BMW Laserlight system generate a high beam range of about 600 meters.

The strength continues as the flowing line contours the rear. The lighting units extend into the wings and the third brake light is integrated into the hood.



(Photo: Handout from BMW)

The new convertible roof of the BMW 8 Series Convertible is distinguishable by its ergonomic design and excellent sound insulation. When closed, it gives the car a surprising and playful silhouette. 

The soft-top comes in black as a standard but is also available in “anthracite silver.” One of its most important advantages is that it opens and closes automatically via a touch button in just 15 seconds. The roof control can be easily navigated when traveling up to 50 km/h. Opening, the roof folds neatly into place within the trunk.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible is fitted with a full-leather combination of the dashboard and door shoulders, as well as electrically adjustable sports seats draped in fine Vernasca leather.

Multifunction seats are fitted as standard. The BMW M850i xDrive Convertible leather steering wheel is an M design with multifunction buttons and gearshift paddles.

Standard equipment for the BMW 8 Series Convertible includes an air damper between the seats that can be adjusted in the rear seat area to prevent unwanted draft when driving with the roof folded. The new 8 Series Convertible has optional neck heaters that integrate air intake into its front seat headrests.

Other optional features include heated and cooled seats, the Heat Comfort package with a heated steering wheel, and the BMW Head-Up Display.  An advanced Harman Kardon surround sound system with hi-fi sound quality is standard, and for a more high-quality sound experience, the Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system is available.

The rear seat bench of the BMW 8 Series Convertible can be folded in a 50:50 ratio, with both components folded separately to provide load-through capability.  With the roof closed, the loading capacity is 350 liters.


(Photo: Handout from BMW)

The convertible’s harshest test is the rigidity and torsion of the body and chassis. In the 8 Series Convertible, dynamic interior elements improve the dynamic exterior characteristics of the all-new BMW 8 Series, effectively controlling the air flap, air curtains, and ultra-thin exterior mirror arms. 

A clever blend of materials helps reconcile strict and conflicting demands when it comes to combining body rigidity with reduced weight. This means that there is only a small number of transferable measures.

In fact, these are limited to additional cross struts and a cutting board designed specifically for the lower fabric. 

Another special feature of the BMW 8 Series Convertible is the Rollover Protection System, which consists of aluminum protective bars installed out of view behind the rear seat headrests.  If the car is likely to flip, the rails are stretched by an electric charge in a fraction of a second.

 The beating heart of the 8-Series is a new 4.4-liter V8 from the Bavarian company's latest generation of engines, which gives it an acoustic edge thanks to the effect of the controllable M sports exhaust system.

M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology from the engine includes twin-scroll turbochargers with intercooler V-charged air between the cylinder banks, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC for full valve control, and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.

 Developing 530 hp and a maximum torque of 750 Nm, the V8 accelerates the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
 The transmission is via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, BMW xDrive, and M Sport.

 The engine complies with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.  It channels its power to the road via the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and the intelligent BMW xDrive permanent all-wheel drive system.

  The intelligent permanent all-wheel drive system has been tuned to have a noticeable rear-wheel bias in the new BMW 8 Series Convertible. Dynamic performance is further enhanced by the M Sport differential also fitted as standard on the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.

  In addition to improving traction and traction, the locking effect generated by an electric motor in the rear differential improves vehicle speed and enhances dynamic acceleration into cornering.

The stability control system, which is available on the new BMW M850i xDrive Convertible as part of the optional Adaptive M suspension Professional, ensures fast and precise compensation of lateral forces during dynamic driving maneuvers, enhancing agility and stability in both directions.

 Electric rotors also increase straight-line driving comfort by responding to destructive forces created by road surface imperfections on one side of the vehicle.

No Bavarian flavor is complete without the M Sport Package, which as standard for the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible also includes a powerful M Sport brake system, M light-alloy wheels with performance tires, exclusive exterior features in Cerium Gray, and illuminated sill strips with badges. 



(Photo: Handout from BMW)

Modern driver assistance systems enhance comfort and safety. The comfort and safety of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible has been enhanced by state-of-the-art driver assistance systems.

Standard equipment includes a head-up display.  Available as an optional device is the Driving Assistant System, which includes collision warning and pedestrian warning with auto brake function, lane departure warning and lane change warning capable of automatic intervention, legal speed limit information capable of reading signage, cross traffic alert, and rear collision warning.

Among the items on the list of options are active cruise control with a Stop & Go function, a Driving Assistant Professional, and BMW night vision.  Also typical is the parking assistant, which includes a rear-view camera.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible comes as standard on the BMW Live Cockpit Professional.  This includes a navigation and multimedia system, a full HD digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a 12.3-inch diagonal screen, and a 10.25-inch control screen.

The new BMW Operating System 7.0 features advanced digital functions tailored to the driver's requirements. When it comes to intuitive operation options, drivers can choose from touchscreen functions via the control display, the iDrive controller, buttons on the steering wheel, and voice control.
The 8 series Convertible is an open-air combination of luxury and high performance.

FUN FACT
The 8 Series Convertible is the largest and most luxurious drop head in the BMW lineup.

GOOD
BMW distinctive design, unparalleled performance, cutting edge tech.

BAD
Boot space when folding the roof, high cost of extra features.

AUTHOR’S RATING
9/10

BODY TYPE:
D Segment sports Convertible

ENGINE:
8-cylinder 4.4 gasoline engine, twin-turbo chargers

TRANSMISMISSION:
8-speed transmission, All wheel drive

ENGINE POWER
Horse Power: 530 hp / Torque: 750 NM

TOP SPEED
 Km/h: 250
 0 to 100km/h : 3.9

Fuel Consumption
Combined  9.9L/100km

DIMENSIONS
 Length 4843mm - Width 1902mm - Height 1339mm - Wheelbase 2822mm - Curb weight 2015kg

PRICE 
available by Order only


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