Start of production in Dingolfing: First BMW 8 Series Convertible rolls off the line

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Second BMW 8 Series model from Lower Bavaria +++ Open sportscar with classic textile soft top +++ Market launch in March 2019 with two model variants

Via BMW Press­Club

Din­golf­ing. Four months after pro­duc­tion of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Din­golf­ing, the BMW 8 Series fam­i­ly is joined by anoth­er new addi­tion from Low­er Bavaria. Ear­li­er this week, BMW Group Plant Din­golf­ing began series pro­duc­tion of the new BMW 8 Series Con­vert­ible, which will be built along­side BMW 5 Series and 7 Series vari­ants on a sin­gle assem­bly line. The BMW Group has invest­ed a total amount in the low three-dig­it-mil­lion-euro range in the new mod­el fam­i­ly at the site in Low­er Bavaria, strength­en­ing Dingolfing’s role as the lead plant for the upper lux­u­ry-class seg­ment.

New­ly devel­oped tex­tile soft top

The dri­ver and pas­sen­gers on board the new BMW 8 Series Con­vert­ible are pro­tect­ed from the ele­ments by a clas­si­cal soft-top. The mul­ti-lay­ered roof stands out with its weight-min­imis­ing design and superb acoustic insu­la­tion.

The new BMW 8 Series Con­vert­ible comes with a black soft-top as stan­dard, with an Anthracite Sil­ver effect vari­ant avail­able as an option. The soft-top opens and clos­es ful­ly auto­mat­i­cal­ly. 15 sec­onds is all it takes.

Two mod­el vari­ants avail­able from launch

Two engine choic­es will be avail­able when the new BMW 8 Series Con­vert­ible goes on sale in March 2019: A V8 engine in the BMW M850i xDrive Con­vert­ible (com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 9.9 – 10.0 l/100 km; com­bined CO2 emis­sions: 229 – 225 g/km)* deliv­ers impres­sive pow­er that can be expe­ri­enced in par­tic­u­lar­ly exhil­a­rat­ing fash­ion with the top down. The lat­est gen­er­a­tion of the 4.4-litre eight-cylin­der engine has been com­plete­ly rede­vel­oped to deliv­er a per­for­mance top­ping out at 530 hp and a torque of 750 Nm.

The BMW 840d xDrive Con­vert­ible relies on a diesel engine (com­bined fuel con­sump­tion: 6.3 – 5.9 l/100 km; com­bined CO2 emis­sions: 165 – 155 g/km)* unlike any­thing else in the com­pet­i­tive envi­ron­ment to deliv­er supe­ri­or trac­tion and low fuel con­sump­tion. The 3.0-litre in-line six-cylin­der diesel pow­er unit 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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