THE BMW 8 SERIES CONVERTIBLE M AUTOMOBILES IN COMPARISON
QUICK FACTS: A TRIO OF SHEER SPORTING AND LUXURIOUS FASCINATION
BMW M8 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE
Maximum driving dynamics and exclusivity
- High-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine
- M xDrive with Active M differential and 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic
- Exclusive design elements and equipment
- 460 kW (625 hp), 750 Nm, 0–100 km/h in 3.3 s
BMW M8 CONVERTIBLE
Supreme luxury and driving dynamics
- High-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine
- M xDrive with Active M differential
- 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic
- 441 kW (600 hp), 750 Nm, 0–100 km/h in 3.4 s
BMW M850i xDRIVE CONVERTIBLE
Powerful performance with a luxurious flair
- M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine
- 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission
- BMW xDrive with M Sport differential
- 390 kW (530hp), 750 Nm, 0–100 km/h in 3.9 s
- BMW M8 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE
- BMW M8 CONVERTIBLE
- BMW M850i xDRIVE CONVERTIBLE
BMW M8 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE AND BMW M8 CONVERTIBLE
OVERVIEW OF DRIVE TRAIN AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGIES INSPIRED BY MOTORSPORT
Numerous highly developed drive train and chassis components inspired by motorsports provide more performance, more agility and more precision – and hence more adrenaline-charged driving pleasure.
High-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.
The latest version of the high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine guarantees performance in keeping with the latest standards. The high-revving unit develops an output of 460 kW (625 hp). The two turbochargers stand out thanks to their cross-cylinder bank exhaust manifold with optimum response characteristics. The V8 engine is also designed for extreme loads on the race track.
Adaptive M suspension.
The Adaptive M suspension makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit any given driving situation, increasing driving dynamics and comfort. In addition to the standard COMFORT setting for increased driving comfort, the SPORT programme offers firmer damper settings, and with SPORT+, the vehicle can be used on the race track.
BMW M xDrive with Active M differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.
8-speed M Steptronic transmission.
The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers numerous shifting options: from extremely dynamic to particularly comfortable, and smooth to fuel-saving. You can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or put the vehicle into automatic mode and let the transmission do the work.
M Carbon ceramic brake.
With the optional M Carbon ceramic brake, the use of braking power is even more direct, it is corrosion-free, even more heat-resistant, greatly reduced in wear and contributes to weight savings, which has a positive effect on agility, dynamics and acceleration. The special technical equipment is visible through calipers in the colour gold matt with M lettering on the outside. Due to specific material properties, increased operating noise may occur during braking, e.g. in case of prolonged, low load or in wet conditions shortly before vehicle standstill. The design-related noise can be avoided by braking the brake dry in case of wetness or loading the brake more heavily after a long low braking load. The influence of wetness and road salt cause brake effectiveness to correspond to that of a conventional brake system. This reduced braking power can be compensated for with a greater pressure on the pedal. The functional noises have no influence on the performance, operational safety and stability of the brake.
Use the M MODE button on the centre console to adjust the control intensity of the driver assistance systems. The ROAD mode offers the full range of functions of the electronic assistants. In the SPORT setting, they only warn but do not intervene. With TRACK, you can completely deactivate the assistance systems, e.g. on the race track. Depending on the selected mode, the display network also shows the corresponding driving information.
Configurable M brake.
Integrated braking system with precise pedal feel and M specific configurability. The new system brings together the brake activation, brake booster and braking control functions within a compact module. It also presents the driver with two pedal feel settings – COMFORT and SPORT modes alter the amount of pressure on the brake pedal required to slow the car.
M Sport exhaust system.
The M Sport exhaust system delivers a dynamic sound that can be modified via the integrated exhaust valve mechanism. The SPORT and SPORT+ programmes, which can be selected via the Driving dynamics buttons, are accentuated by an even more intense engine sound, while the comfort-oriented programme prioritises more discreet engine acoustics.
BMW M8 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE
M SPECIFIC DESIGN FEATURES IN THE EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The BMW M8 Competition Convertible establishes an entirely new design language for luxury convertibles and delivers a statement of supreme performance and boundless open-air driving pleasure. M design elements in Black high-gloss perfectly complement each other and emphasise the sporting potential of this exceptional vehicle. The dynamic character in the interior is accentuated by the exclusive M specific details of the BMW M8 Competition Convertible.
M specific kidney grille.
The black front ornamental grille with frame in Black Chrome and M8 emblem in black high-gloss underlines the further enhanced sporty character of your vehicle.
Mirror caps in black high-gloss.
The black high-gloss mirror caps give the M8 Competition a particularly sporty character. With the optional M Carbon exterior package, the mirror caps are finished in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
M specific side-gill in black.
The M side gills in the front wings are designed in Black, the integrated inlay with M8 emblem in Black Chrome. With the optional M Carbon exterior package, carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used.
20'' M light alloy wheels 811 M Bicolour.
20" M light alloy wheels Star-spoke style 811 M Bicolour Jet Black with mixed tyres, gloss-milled, front 9.5J x 20 with 275/35 R20 tyres, rear 10.5J x 20 with 285/35 R20 tyres.
M rear spoiler in black.
The M rear spoiler in Black high-gloss emphasises the vehicle's athletic silhouette and significantly reduces unwanted lift. With the optional M Carbon exterior package, the M rear spoiler is finished in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
M8 Competition designation.
The black M8 Competition designation on the rear is an indication of the vehicle's high driving dynamic potential.
Softtop in black.
The black softtop blends harmoniously into the dynamic lines of the vehicle. At the push of a button, it opens and closes electrically in approximately 15 seconds, even while driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h. One of the outstanding properties of this high-quality softtop is its excellent noise insulation.
Full leather 'Merino'/Alcantara combination.
The two-tone full leather trim 'Merino' Black with contrast in Midrand Beige is exclusively reserved for the M8 Competition. This equipment is complemented by side bolsters and a lining for the centre console in Alcantara.
The centre console is equipped with a Competition Badge, which emphasises the sporty atmosphere in the interior and points to the driving dynamics qualities of the vehicle.
M seat belts.
The M seat belts with belt tensioner and belt force limiter boast an exquisite woven highlight in the classic M colours and emphasise the extremely high-quality and sporty ambience in the interior.
Entry sill with M8 Competition badge.
You and your front passenger are greeted by door sill finishers with the M8 Competition designation as soon as you get in. The designation on the inserts in Black in the door sill finishers in the front on the left and right radiates quality and exclusivity.
M gear selector.
The M gear selector in a new design features an M specific switch pattern and excellent operability. In manual "S" mode, the driver can shift gears manually using the selector lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel in typical M fashion; in "D" mode, shifting occurs automatically. The Drivelogic switch for the three shifting programmes and the P button for the parking lock are placed under the M logo.
M specific instrument cluster.
The M specific instrument cluster allows you to display additional information for particularly sporty driving. If you have selected the TRACK driving mode for race track use, you can view the boost pressure, tyre pressures and temperatures as well as the G-force of lateral and longitudinal acceleration on the instrument cluster.
BMW M850I XDRIVE CONVERTIBLE
SELECTED DESIGN AND DRIVING DYNAMICS FEATURES OF THE BMW M850I XDRIVE CONVERTIBLE
The progressive exterior design of the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible fascinates with a dynamic appearance featuring precious design elements in Cerium Grey or optionally with the Chrome Line Exterior. This exclusive impression is continued in the interior, with a sporty ambience, to deliver the highest standards of luxury. A superbly sporty and comfortable driving experience results from the high-performance drive and chassis components, guaranteeing adrenaline-charged driving pleasure on every road.
- Driving dynamics
M Sport front apron.
The M Sport front apron with spoiler lip enhances the sporty, dynamic impression and improves the car’s aerodynamics. The airflow is directed to the outer sides of the front wheels through the openings. The emerging air curtain prevents turbulences in the area of the wheelhouses and therefore reduces the air resistance.
BMW M850i xDrive exterior elements.
The exterior elements such as mirror caps, letterings, tailpipe finishers, Air Breather inlay, kidney frame and kidney grille slats in Galvanic Cerium Grey or in chrome high-gloss as an option provide a contrast to the vehicle colour. They fit harmoniously into the dynamic overall charcter and emphasise the sporty appearance of the vehicle.
M Aerodynamics package.
The M Aerodynamics package underlines the vehicle's athleticism and modifies its airflow. This includes a front apron with larger air inlets, unique side skirts and a rear apron with a diffuser insert in Dark Shadow metallic.
Exhaust tailpipes on both sides.
Two exhaust tailpipes are integrated into the rear apron on the left and right and encased in a diamond-shaped aperture in Cerium Grey.
Entry sill with M850i designation.
The door sill finishers with illuminated M850i designation and the Carbon Core reference emphasise the sporty, elegant character of the vehicle. The elegant inlays with a matt-finish aluminium decoration surface add up, with the opened door at the same time, to the upcoming driving experience.
M leather steering wheel.
The M leather steering wheel including multifunction features the sporty three-spoke design. The steering wheel rim in leather 'Walknappa' Black with contoured thumb rests feels great and provides a direct, athletic steering experience. The driver can conveniently operate numerous vehicle functions via the multifunction buttons, without lifting a hand from the steering wheel. An M badge on the steering wheel rim hints at the vehicle's athletic performance.
M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.
The M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine combines two turbochargers with Valvetronic fully variable valve control and the direct petrol injection High-Precision Injection. It achieves a peak output of 390 kW (530 hp) with a maximum torque of 750 Nm. Both turbochargers are positioned neatly between the cylinder banks.
M Sport brake.
Fitting of its tremendous dynamic potential, the vehicle features the high-performance M Sport brake, which always provides outstanding deceleration even with very athletic driving under wet conditions. The exclusive blue painted fixed callipers with M designation are visually striking. The front brake callipers are each equipped with four pistons, the rear callipers with a single piston each. The extra-large discs feature interior ventilation and result in outstanding braking performance.
M Sport exhaust system.
The M Sport exhaust system with two electrically controlled exhaust valves offers a powerful and sporty sound that can be adapted to the driving situation and the driver’s wishes. This makes the ride an emotional sound experience, when cruising as well as during sporty driving.
Adaptive M suspension.
The adaptive M suspension makes it possible to adjust the damper characteristics to suit any given driving situation, increasing driving dynamics and comfort. In addition to the standard COMFORT setting for increased driving comfort, the SPORT program offers more direct damper settings.
M sport differential.
The M sport differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, when taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.
Integral Active Steering.
Integral Active Steering combines support that varies based on the steering angle on the front axle, and rear wheels that also contribute to steering. At lower speeds, it offers greater manoeuvrability and agility by turning the rear wheels opposite the front wheels. At higher speeds, the rear wheels turn parallel to the front wheels, to increase stability and comfort.
BMW 8 SERIES CONVERTIBLE M AUTOMOBILES
DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND CONNECTIVITY
Focus on what really matters: With innovative driver assistance systems and convenient features in the connected cockpit, the BMW 8 Series Convertible M Automobiles are state of the art – for contemporary mobility of the highest calibre.
Parking Assistant Plus.
Parking Assistant Plus makes parking and manoeuvring the vehicle easier. It features among others the Surround View system including Top View, Panorama View, Remote View 3D , as well as a lateral parking aid, the Active Park Distance Control, emergency braking function, Parking Assistant with linear guidance and Reversing Assistant.
Driving Assistant Professional.
Driving Assistant Professional offers optimum comfort and maximum safety during lots of critical or monotonous driving situations with Steering and lane control assistant incl. support in narrow places, Emergency Stop Assistant, local hazard warning, Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection and other safety functions.
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
‘Hey, BMW. Who are you?’ Wouldn’t it be incredible if your BMW also came with a personal assistant? Communicate with your vehicle using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It knows you, gets better every day and helps out whatever the situation. You can assign your own personal activation word. It can explain everything about your car and helps you to get to know your BMW even better.
M specific Head-Up Display.
The M specific Head-Up Display* with configurable contents focuses on information relevant for sporty driving, such as the revolution counter with pre-warning range and shift lights, as well as the gear indicator. * only available in the BMW M8 Competition Convertible and BMW M8 Convertible
BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation function includes a digital display network consisting of a high-resolution 10.25" Control Display that can be operated by touch, a 12.3" instrument display and an M specific Head-Up Display.
Remote Software Upgrade.
Do you want your BMW to be up to date with the latest software? With Remote Software Upgrade, your BMW will always be up to date – without having to visit your BMW service partner. Upgrades are installed over-the-air, just as they are for your smartphone. In this way, other functions in your vehicle can also be activated.