Subsequent to the official unveiling of the 8 Series Coupe, BMW has now released a teaser image of its open top sibling.
Just a few months back, BMW took the wraps off the 8 Series Coupe. The 2-door coupe flaunts a stunning design and promises a sporty driving experience. As we wait for the 8 Series Coupe to be launched in the global market, BMW has also released a teaser image of its convertible sibling. The images are of a heavily camouflaged 8 Series convertible being tested in Death Valley, California. If the images are anything to go by, BMW has been testing the 8 Series Coupe in extremely hot weather conditions and across various terrains.
Even with the camouflage, it is not hard to see the resemblance the convertible has with its Coupe sibling. Up front, the kidney grille and the bumper seem borrowed from the coupe. The most easily noticeable difference, obviously, the retractable roof. Interestingly, with the roof up, the convertible looks identical to the coupe, especially in the side profile. On the inside, the 8 Series convertible borrows the dashboard from the coupe. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with two large digital displays with navigation.
BMW hasn't revealed details about the engine that the 8 Series convertible will come with, it is safe to assume that it will be shared with the hard top. The 4.4-litre bi-turbo V8 makes 523bhp and 750Nm in the hard top. Despite having the same motor, the convertible may be heavier and may be marginally slower to reach the 100km/h mark.