Production of the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible commences at Dingolfing plant. It is one of the company’s 30 global production sites and produced more than 376,000 vehicles last year. This facility employee 18,000 people and has 800 apprentices in line who are eager to learn the trade. Dingolfing plant doesn’t only build cars but also manufacture components and car bodies for Rolls-Royce model. It will be joined by its coupe sibling. This open-top model is being build alongside with 7-Series and 5-Series at a site near Lower Bavaria. Incidentally, this facility received an investment of less than €100 million for the preparation of new model family.
2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible will benefit from the multi-layered soft-top that would rival Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. The soft-top is fast and takes 15 seconds to open and close just at a push of a button. Black comes as standard and an optional Anthracite Silver which is said to minimize the weight of the car. Additionally, it offers “superb acoustic insulation” from the outside world. 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible will go on sale next year in March. The 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible will be offered in two engine options.
The first is the diesel that comes in 840d xDrive version. It is powered with 3.0 liter inline-six that is rated at 315hp and 680 Nm of torque. The next in line is the petrol version that comes in M850i xDrive version. The power in it derives from twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 engine and offers an output of 523hp and 750 Nm of torque. Both the aforementioned engine is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and said to comply with Euro 6d Temp emission standard. Pricing details of the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible has not been disclosed and will be revealed later.