BMW 8 Series Convertible M850i xDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack] Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP £124,485What Car? Target Price£106,747
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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The M850i adds a sports exhaust system, lightweight 20in wheels and the M Sport differential, for that added cornering traction. It also gets four-wheel steering as standard.

The 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 feels immensely flexible and impressively refined, imbuing the 8 Series with a sense of duality that entirely befits a continent-crushing open-topped GT. And, with the added traction of xDrive four-wheel drive, you can deploy all 523bhp with virtually no drama.


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

26.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

246

g/km

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