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New BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest Spyshots

We know that the 8 Series Convertible will debut pretty soon, and the latest batch of spyshots supports this. BMW has stripped everything except a small patch of camouflage over the rear deck.
New BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest Spyshots 12 photos
New BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest SpyshotsNew BMW 8 Series Convertible (M850i) Completely Revealed by Latest Spyshots
Obviously, this car is a direct replacement to the 6 Series Convertible. More specifically, we are dealing with the M850i, which has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, just like the 650i before it, only it costs a lot more money.

For whatever reason, BMW decided against trimming its roster of roofless cars. Besides the new Z4, we've also seen a replacement for the 4 Series in the past few weeks. To be honest, we're happy they made the 8er, because it's one of the few BMW models that have as much character as its Mercedes rivals.

Compared to the regular 8 Series, this M850i Convertible is a heck of a lot sportier, with a set of chunky air intakes and gigantic rectangular exhaust ports at the back. The 4.4-liter should have the familiar M-specific setup with 530 HP and 750 Nm of torque for a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4 seconds or under. xDrive with torque vectoring and an 8-speed auto will be standard.

Looking at the coupe model that's already gone on sale, we see that it starts from $112,000, compared to about $90,000 for the previous model. But you do get a lot more tech as standard, including some M performance enhancements.

This color is called Barcelona Blue and is distinctive to the model for now. It works quite well with the brushed metal grille, but we would have like to see a sportier choice of wheels. Laser headlights? Check.

Of course, other engines will also be available. The one BMW has already confirmed is the 3-liter twin-turbo diesel with 320 HP fitted to the 840d xDrive. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that an M850d is also on its way.

 
 
 
 
 

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