The new BMW 8 Series Convertible officially arrives in South Africa and is priced from s from R1,994,300.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and offers an extremely exclusive passport to hallmark BMW driving pleasure and full-blooded open-top driving experience.
Dynamically stretched lines and a classic soft-top roof define the distinctive appearance of this open-top four-seater for the luxury class.
The powertrain and chassis technology developed for the BMW 8 Series model range and a body structure of extraordinary rigidity provide an ideal platform for the new BMW 8 Series Convertible’s fusion of thrilling sports performance and sumptuous long-distance motoring.
The 390 kW V8 petrol engine in the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.0 – 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres, CO2 emissions combined: 229 – 225 grams per kilometre) takes to the stage with characterful power delivery and a soundtrack to match.
The new BMW 8 Series Convertible comes as standard with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. This includes a navigation and multimedia system, a fully digital, high-resolution instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a Control Display measuring 10.25 inches across.
When it comes to intuitive operation options, drivers can choose from touchscreen functionality via the Control Display, the iDrive Controller, buttons on the steering wheel and voice control.
Another element of the operating system is the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
Activated by the voice prompt “Hey BMW”, this digital companion assists the driver in operating the car’s functions and gains more skills all the time thanks to seamless updates via the Remote Software Upgrade facility.