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BMW 8 SERIES CONVERTIBLE

840i [333] sDrive M Sport 2dr Auto

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions192.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Driver Convenience

  • BMW legal emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator
  • Check control system
  • Condition based service
  • Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
  • Instrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Powered tailgate operation
  • Run flat indicator
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wifi hotspot preparation

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Favourite buttons
  • USB/audio interface

Exterior Features

  • Bright chrome kidney grille
  • Carbon core
  • Chrome M designation on front side panel, left and right
  • Climate comfort windscreen
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrors
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front electric windows
  • Fully automatic and lined softtop
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High beam assistant
  • Illuminated door handles
  • LED rear lights
  • Model logo on right tailgate
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Satinised aluminium kidney struts
  • Thermally insulated windscreen
  • Third LED technology brake light in tailgate
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area

Interior Features

  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 2 X front 12v power sockets
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Air collar neck heating
  • Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
  • Dynamic ambient interior lighting
  • Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory
  • Frameless interior mirror
  • Front entry lights doors
  • Front reading lights
  • Front seat heating
  • Front sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirror
  • Illuminated M door sill finishers
  • Lockable glove compartment with light
  • M leather steering wheel including multifunction controls
  • M Pedals
  • Microfilter and active carbon filter
  • Steering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
  • Velour floormats

Packs

  • Connected professional pack - 8 Series
  • M Aerodynamics pack - 8 Series

Safety

  • ABS/EBD
  • Active front seat headrests
  • Active protection
  • Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with seat occupancy detection, knee, side and front passenger seat airbag deactivation
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbags
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
  • Front and rear brake discs with interior ventilation
  • Front three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopper
  • Fuel supply cut off
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts and belt force limiter
  • Roll over protection system
  • Side impact protection
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliser
  • Centre lock switch
  • Closing system with central locking
  • Comfort access system
  • Keyless engine start
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Vehicle key with exclusive M designation

Technical

  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Double wishbone front axle
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Eight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches
  • M Sport differential
  • Petrol Particulate Filter

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.076
  • HC
    0.013
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.008
  • Particles
    0.0005
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    192
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    195
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    191
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    178
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    180
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    177
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH
    169
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL
    164
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    281
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH
    283
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL
    280
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    198
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    202
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    198

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2998
  • Compression Ratio
    11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    94.6
  • Engine Code
    B58B30M1
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    TWIN TURBO
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    8.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    7.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    12.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    12.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    12.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    8.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    33.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    33.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    33.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    36.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    35.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    36.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    23
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    22.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    23
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    32.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    32.5

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    333
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    i sDrive
  • Coin Series
    M Sport
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    47E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    333
  • Engine Power - KW
    245
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    369
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    51
  • Engine Torque - NM
    500
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1700
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    245/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear
    275/30 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare
    RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style
    Y SPOKE STYLE 728M
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1339
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4843
  • Wheelbase
    2822
  • Width
    1902
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2137

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    68
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2340
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    350
  • Max. Loading Weight
    500
  • Max. Roof Load
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1840
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.6

BMW's improved 8 Series Convertible is desirable in its own right, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Background

If every BMW is still to be the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' promised by the advertising, then that slogan must mean many things. Sharp, rewarding handling for most is what this brand is all about but in some market segments, other virtues are just as important. Take up-market large luxury convertibles. Cars like Bentley's Continental GT Convertible and the Porsche 911 Cabriolet are all about Grand Touring - fast, stylish cruising, something BMW has more experience in providing than you might expect, with a product heritage in such cars stretching all the way back to the 327 Sports Convertible of the late Thirties. And all the way forward to this car, the 8 Series Convertible, here usefully improved. This model's predecessor, the 6 Series Convertible, was a relatively rare sight on British roads. Despite a hefty price tag, it offered performance, rear seat room and boot space all little better than a BMW 4 Series Convertible costing half as much. It was a car that sold on cachet - and that wasn't enough to tempt significant numbers of wealthy buyers from their Mercedes, Jaguar and Porsche models. This 8 Series model though, has proved to be a different proposition.

Driving Experience

At the end of a day spent in pursuit of the kind of business that makes possible the purchase of a car like this, you want to be rewarded on your route home by a gloriously emotive soundtrack when you fire the engine and nose out into the traffic. That's certainly delivered by the M850i V8 version, along with an alfresco driving experience free, as you would expect, from all the roof-down buffeting and bodyshake that you'd get in a cheaper convertible. Which means that you'll be tempted to lower the roof more of the time, especially as it can be done in just 15s at speeds of up to 31mph. Raising it again cocoons you in a cabin almost as refined as you'd find in the alternative Coupe and four-door Gran Coupe models that BMW also offers in the 8 Series range. Unfortunately, the ride is somewhat firmer than some will want. And of course, it's fast. Even in the base rear-driven 840i variant, you've a 340hp in-line six cylinder petrol unit capable of sixty from rest in just 5.5s on the way to a top speed that would be well into the lock-you-up-and-throw-away-the-key area of licence confiscation were it not for a limiter that cuts in a 155mph. Otherwise, this car comes with a 4.4-litre twin turbo petrol V8, developing either 530hp in the M850i or a stonking 625hp in the top M8 Competition variant. All the powerplants on offer are torquey, with more than enough pulling power to make unnecessary as many as eight ratios in the ZF automatic gearbox. Use them and you can access performance that in the case of the M850i will catapult you to 62mph from rest in a Porsche-worrying 3.9s. The M8 Competition trims that to 3.3s. Toupees will need to be very firmly tied down.

Design and Build

This updated 8 Series Convertible now gets BMW's M Sport styling pack as standard, which gives the car a meaner look, with a more heavily structured front bumper and rear diffuser, as well as revised 19-inch wheels and upgraded brakes with blue calipers. Across the range, it's also now possible to order an illuminated front grille. V8 models get a unique front splitter and M8-style for the exterior mirrors, the rear spoiler and the diffuser. The M8 itself has redesigned 20-inch wheels. As you'd expect, the dimensions of this 8 Series Convertible body style match those of the 8 Series Coupe almost exactly. More of a surprise is that the weight of this open-topped variant isn't very much different either. A focus on body rigidity in the development of the 8 Series platform meant that only a small number of additional cabrio-specific and weight-increasing measures were required for this Convertible design. The roof is lightweight and provides superb acoustic insulation. When closed, it sits taut over the interior, thus retaining its coupe-like silhouette without compromising on design. A wind defector is standard. This can be set up in the rear-seat area to reduce turbulence when the roof is down. When not required it can be folded to half its size and stowed in the boot. Neck warmers integrated in the front-seat head restraints are also standard. There's very little back seat space but the rear-seat backrest can be split 50:50 and, thanks to this through-loading facility, the capacity of the luggage compartment can be extended as required. With the soft-top closed, the stowage capacity is 350-litres. When the roof is open though, your luggage space falls to only 280-litres. At the wheel, the key change with this facelifted model is an upgrade in the size of the central infotainment screen - from 10.25 to 12.3-inches. And the six cylinder model gets multi-contour seats as standard. Otherwise, things are the same as before.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at around £82,000 for the 840i, rising to around £111,000 for the 530hp M850i xDrive and around £133,000 for the 625hp M8 Competition version. Expect all the usual executive luxuries of course - leather upholstery and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional package, which gives you a 12.3-inch instrument binnacle dial display and a 12.3-inch centre-dash infotainment screen. All 8 Series Convertible models get xDrive 4WD, Adaptive M suspension and 'Integral Active Steering', which turns the rear wheels in either the same direction as the front wheels or the opposite direction (depending on vehicle speed). This allows for effortless lane changes, helps you dart through city traffic and facilitates a tighter turning circle with easier parking. Plus there's an M Sport braking system and you get the 'Sport' version of BMW's smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic paddleshift transmission, which means that Launch Control is standard.

Cost of Ownership

If you're spending £85,000-£135,000 on your luxury convertible, you won't be worrying too much about frugality. But with BiK taxation in mind, the CO2 stats might be of interest. The M850i with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of combined CO2 emissions of 246g/km. The 840i improves that to 188g/km. The M8 Competition manages 255g/km. You'll pay handsomely at the pumps to keep this car on the road of course. The worst offender is of course the M8 Competition, which is WLTP-rated at a best of 25.2mpg on the combined cycle. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles. With this, after a one-off payment, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that all normal work on the car has been paid for during this period, including items such as oil, spark plugs and filters. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. You can also insure your car through BMW, though as most 8s will be funded with company money through a lease deal, this brokerage fees are likely to be bundled into that.

Summary

There are only two ways I could really imagine anyone being disappointed by this BMW. If you expect it to be an out-and-out sports car. Or if you can't afford it. The first is unrealistic. Buy a car of this kind and you're buying a Grand Tourer. That's what the target market wants. And this 8 Series is very good indeed at GT motoring. Yet at the same time, significantly more dynamically able than its 6 Series predecessor if you should want to start throwing it about. As for the prices, yes they're high but realistically you can't really have any complaints about that either, given that rival brands are asking similar sums. Bigger, faster and sleeker than before, for me it's the most desirable convertible the Bavarian brand has ever made. A car you could comfortably choose over a comparable Porsche, Bentley or Maserati? You'd better believe it.

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