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BMW begins Assembly of 8 Series convertible

The online magazine "5koleso" 07.11.2018 at 21:49

BMW started production of convertible 8-series at its plant in Dingolfing together with already commenced the Assembly version in the coupe.

At the same factory, except the flagship model of the BMW convertible, is the production of cars 5 Series and 7 Series, and especially for the Convertible version was built a new line cost about 100 million euros.

compared to the rival, the Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 8-Series Convertible benefits from a soft folding roof, which opens and closes by pressing the button for 15 seconds, providing good sound insulation, however, lightening the weight of the car.

Under the hood of the convertible, the BMW 8 Series will have two choices of engines — diesel 3-liter 315 HP and 680 Nm of torque, as well as gasoline 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 to 523 HP and 750 Nm of torque. Both powerplants are paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.

the sales of the new BMW convertible is scheduled for March 2019. Car prices will be announced closer to the date of start of sales.