BMW 8-Series convertible tested in the Death ValleyAugust 29, 2018
Company BMW brought a serial version of the 8-Series in a convertible to California for testing at extreme temperatures
BMW has published official photos from the tests of the revived 8-Series convertible in the Death Valley (California). During the tests, the temperature reached 50 degrees Celsius. Judging by the pictures, the design of the novelty repeats the coupe of the same name, which was presented earlier. The car will receive a wide grille, LED optics, a sport exhaust system with chrome-plated nipples and a fabric top.
According to unofficial data, for the cabriolet will be offered a 3.3-liter diesel unit with six cylinders. The engine power is 320 hp. Modification M850i will receive a 4.4-liter petrol turbo V8 with a return of 530 hp. With this engine to “hundreds” the coupe accelerates in 3.7 seconds. For a convertible, this figure will grow to 4 seconds.
The motor will work together with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car will be equipped with a four-wheel drive system, a self-locking rear differential and an upgraded braking system. It is expected that the convertible will add 100-125 kg in weight.
The exact dates of the premiere of the novelty are still unknown. According to Motor1, the debut of the gig can take place before the end of this year.
Production of the 8-Series coupe has already started at the company in Lower Bavaria. At the same plant, the 5-Series family and the flagship 7-Series new-generation sedan are already available. At the same time, the G8 was the first production model of the Bavarian brand, which received a roof of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer. Subsequently, on the same line with the coupé will be a modification with the body “convertible”, and a four-door version of the Gran Coupe
Previously, the Web appeared patent images of the BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe. The debut of the model, which will compete with Porsche Panamera, will be held next year.