BMW 8 Series Convertible 840i M Sport 2dr Auto Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

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BMW 8 Series Convertible front left driving
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible front left driving
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible rear cornering
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior dashboard
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior back seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior infotainment
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible right driving roof down
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible right driving roof up
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible rear right driving
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible front cornering
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible kickplate detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior front seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior seat detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible boot open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible front left driving
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible rear cornering
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior dashboard
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior back seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior infotainment
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible right driving roof down
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible right driving roof up
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible rear right driving
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible front cornering
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible alloy wheel detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible kickplate detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior front seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior seat detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible interior detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible boot open
RRP £90,990What Car? Target Price£72,578
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

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.

You get 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.

We have yet to sample this entry-level engine, but we've sampled it in the 8 Series Gran Coupè. Compared with the M850i, you have to work it harder to find its absolute turn of pace. Still, in a sporty car, revving the engine is all part of the fun.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH5.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

33.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

195

g/km