BMW 8 Series Convertible joins coupe version on production line

By CARSIFU | 8 November 2018


MUNICH: Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the 8 Series family is joined by the convertible version.

Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new 8 Series Convertible, which will be built alongside the 5 Series and 7 Series on a single assembly line. The lead plant in Dingolfing, 105km northeast of here, caters to BMW's upper luxury-class segment.

A recap of the 8 Series Convertible which we highlighted to you in an earlier post.
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The four-seater gets a classical soft-top, that is multi-layered and stands out with its weight-minimising design and noise damping.

A black soft-top is standard, with an Anthracite Silver effect variant available as an option. The soft-top opens and closes fully automatically in 15 seconds.

A petrol and diesel engine will be available when the new 8 Series Convertible goes on sale in March 2019.

The 4.4-litre V8 engine in the M850i xDrive Convertible has been redeveloped to deliver a performance topping out at 530hp and a torque of 750Nm.

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The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel power unit in the 840d xDrive Convertible generates a maximum output of 320 hp and a maximum torque of 680 Nm.

Both engine variants comply with the Euro 6d TEMP emissions standard. Power transmission is achieved through the eight-speed Steptronic sport gearbox and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.

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