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Leaked Images Show The New BMW 8-Series Convertible From Every Angle

The convertible version of BMW's striking 8-series coupe has been given an early reveal thanks to a substantial image leak

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BMW - Leaked Images Show The New BMW 8-Series Convertible From Every Angle - News

We no longer have to rely on renders to get a sense of how the new BMW 8-series might look as a drop-top, as the convertible version has been revealed for the world to see. And it’s been outed a little earlier than planned - Belgian site Autotijd went live with a whole gallery of images today, showing the 8-series convertible from every angle.

BMW - Leaked Images Show The New BMW 8-Series Convertible From Every Angle - News

The derivative in the pictures is the range-topping M850i. The leak doesn’t include any specs, but we do know that the coupe M850i develops 523bhp and 553lb ft from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. That makes for a 3.7 second 0-62mph time in the tin top, so we can expect that time to increase slightly thanks to the inevitable weight gain of the new model.

BMW - Leaked Images Show The New BMW 8-Series Convertible From Every Angle - News

The 840d will probably be given the rag-top treatment too. The entry point to the 8-series range is still plenty potent, with 316bhp and 502lb ft delivered from a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel engine. In the coupe, that allows for a 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds.

BMW - Leaked Images Show The New BMW 8-Series Convertible From Every Angle - News

Pricing for this new 8er derivative isn’t hard to predict. When it comes to the coupe, BMW charges £76,270 and up for the 840d and £100,045 for the M850i - figures which should rise slightly for the convertible versions.

The car will make its public debut at the LA Auto Show at the end of November.