The future of the BMW 8-Series was officially presented in a coupe version, but fans are also eagerly looking forward to the cabriolet. His premiere will take place very soon, judging by the fact that the Bavarians are already testing prototypes on which there is almost no camouflage.
Pictures of two such cars shot in Germany were published on the Internet. One of the machines is with a raised roof, while the other – with the downstairs and the shelf. It is precisely from the pictures of the two prototypes that we can see what will be the serial version of the cabriolet.
The front bumper is similar to that of the passenger compartment, but the radiator grille in the open version is chrome rather than black. The other elements are identical in both modifications, but the passenger compartment is more elegant, but riders in the cabrio will have more space over their heads.
The engines of the open version will be the same as the passenger compartment. So far, there are two engines – a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 and 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder in-line. The first will be on the M850i xDrive and will develop 530 hp. and 750 Nm, and the second – the 840d xDrive. It offers 320 hp and 680 Nm. The engines are combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system.
At a later stage, the M8 version with the V8 engine from the sports sedan M5 Competition, developing 625 hp will appear. and 750 Nm. The 850d xDrive (750d xDrive sedan analogue) is also expected to receive a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel and four turbines. He develops 400 hp. and 760 Nm.