BMW 8 Series Convertible review

Category: Convertible

Section: Introduction

BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD rear tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 LHD infotainment
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front tracking
  • BMW 8 Series RHD Convertible 2019 rear tracking
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD roof closed
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD roof open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 roof open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 roof closed
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 tail-lamp detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 boot open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD rear tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD rear seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 LHD infotainment
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front tracking
  • BMW 8 Series RHD Convertible 2019 rear tracking
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD roof closed
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD roof open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 roof open
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 roof closed
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 RHD front seats
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 tail-lamp detail
  • BMW 8 Series Convertible 2019 boot open
What Car?’s 8 Series deals
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Introduction

What Car? says...

What you’re looking at here is a four-wheeled foregone conclusion, in a good way. At the end of the day, if you’re going to build a big, posh coupé, you might as well make a drop-top version as well. So with the predictability of a bank holiday washout, may we present to you the BMW 8 Series Convertible? And if you keep reading on, we'll tell you if it's the perfect drop-top for when the sun does shine. 

As with its tin-topped sibling , you’ve got a choice of powerful six-cylinder diesel or V8 petrol engines, which drive all four wheels on most versions, via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It’s not all about straight-line pace, though. At the heart of the 8 Series Convertible is a platform that combines high-strength steel, aluminium, magnesium and carbonfibre-reinforced plastic. That’s claimed to make it significantly lighter than its Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet and Bentley Continental GT Convertible rivals, while retaining the structural stiffness that's often lost by lopping off a car's roof.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £15,089
Target Price from £69,523
Save up to £15,089
or from £695pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £57,950
Leasing deals
From £915pm
RRP price range £82,115 - £126,105
Number of trims (see all)2
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)diesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions 26.2 - 43.5
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £5,973 / £9,186
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £11,946 / £18,373
Available colours