Luxury car-maker BMW has unveiled a convertible version of its 8 Series model, which was launched earlier this year. The car is scheduled to go for sale from March 2019. BMW 8 Series Coupé, the BMW M8, and the BMW M8 GTE endurance racer were also developed in parallel the new BMW 8 Series Convertible.
The car has been built using aluminium, magnesium and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) to keep it lightweight and it boasts a lower center of gravity and even weight distribution. In order to switch from a comfortable driving style to a sportier driving mode, a driving mode selector can be used.
The car notably has a front apron with extra-large air intakes, distinctive side skirt, and rear apron design, plus multifunction seats and an M leather steering wheel. Options include a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround audio system, a heat comfort package, active seat ventilation, and Laser-light headlights with a high beam range increased to 600 meters.
The company has reportedly developed the car with a head-up display system along with its latest-generation voice control system and an intelligent personal assistant.
The power transfer of the BMW 8 Series Convertible is delivered by the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and comes with a soft-top roof with a fully electric operation. While traveling at up to 50km/h , the roof can be opened and closed by just touching a button.