BMW adds a convertible to 8 Series at £83,270
BMW is continuing to press ahead with new model ranges by adding a convertible to its 8 Series line up. It will be on sale next April – like the new X7 flagship SUV the company announced a couple of weeks ago – and will be priced from £83,270.
The new BMW will initially be available either with a V8 petrol engine delivering 530bhp or as a six-cylinder diesel with 320bhp on tap.
The V8 M850i includes BMW’S xdrive all-wheel-drive technology and will be priced from £107,045.
With more power and torque than the diesel it can accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds and officially is rated at 28.5mpg with emissions of 225g/km.
The diesel is more economical at 45.6mpg (161g/km) and completes the 0 to 60 dash in 5.2 seconds.
Both have top speeds of 155mph and eight speed automatic gearboxes.
Measuring 15ft 10ins long, almost 6ft 3ins wide and 4ft 5ins high, the convertible is almost the same size as the 8 Series coupe which is due to be launched in the next few weeks priced from £76,720. The 8 Series convertible has a fabric roof which has meant some changes to the body structure to give the car a low stance. A new rollover protection system includes two protective aluminium bars which are deployed if the car is likely to roll over.