BMW 8 Series Convertible 840d xDrive 2dr Auto Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £85,265What Car? Target Price£70,621
Review

The 8 Series Convertible sits in an interesting little niche, costing much less than the bigger, plusher Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet and Bentley Continental GTC and potentially cheaper than the Porsche 911 Convertible. Just don’t expect the same level of driver involvement that you get from the 911 or the same luxurious interior or wafty ride as the S-Class or Continental.

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Trim: 8 SERIES

All models have two-zone climate control, leather seats, power-folding mirrors, LED headlights, a powered roof, a full infotainment suite, electric seats and heated seats. You can also add heated armrests, a heated steering wheel and much, much more. All models also get a wind deflector and BMW’s Air Collars, which are integrated into the front-seat head restraints and provide a stream of heated air to warm your neck when the roof’s down.

Engine: 840d xDrive

The 840d is objectively the engine to go for. It may not quite offer the sparkling performance of the M850i, but has oodles of low-down shove that makes overtaking a breeze. Don’t expect it to sound like a clattery tractor, either. It’s not capable of the mellifluous note of the petrol V8s, but is still throaty and not coarse under hard acceleration.  


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH5.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

40.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

184

g/km

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