The BMW 8 Series Convertible was globally revealed just last week and now pricing for this model has turned up on BMW SA's website. Here's how much this striking convertible costs.
The BMW 8 Series Convertible will be coming to SA in the first quarter of 2019 and will only be available in M850i xDrive application. It is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 motor which pushes out 390 kW and 750 Nm. This engine pushes out enough grunt to see the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible hit 100 kph in a claimed 3.9 seconds. It is said to consume just 10.6 L/100 km and emit 243 g/km.
The soft-top roof is electrically operated and can open and close in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 50 kph. BMW is offering a wind deflector as standard, with neck warmers available as an option for those customers who wish to experience open-top motoring in cold conditions.
Most convertibles lose their practicality thanks to the roof mechanism, but BMW claims that its new 8 Series Convertible retains a usable amount of storage space thanks to a folding rear seat backrest which folds down in 50:50 fashion. With the roof closed, the storage capacity is rated at 350 litres.
BMW 8 Series Convertible Price in South Africa (November 2018)
BMW M850i xDrive Convertible R2 009 859 50