By 1989, BMW had used the 8's in the program ... a top-class Coupé, the engines and technology of the then-current 7-series models. In 1999, the conclusion of the series and the BMW 6 series was from 2003 with a 5-technique in a class deep at the Start. But now BMW wants to make a return to the upper-class business and the two-door Mercedes S-classes the competition. For this reason, the manufacturer has already demonstrated an 8-seater Coupé design study, and our Spy photographers also last year, the first prototype copies. However, BMW does not want to stick to the number 8 in the future, apparently, only on a coupe the rear, but also on a convertible. The recent spy images give now the proof of that.
The Design is due to the still very extensive Tarnmaßnahmen little to say. Here it is necessary to practice a little patience. What shines through, however, is that the convertible gets a fabric roof, and that the wheelbase is the same as the coupe. We assume, therefore, that the Cabrio will be based on the current 7-series. The length of the 8 seater convertible between 5er and 7er to settle could, in terms of price, the trend goes rather in the direction of the upper class.
How about the motors? As the Entry-level engine is a series is likely to serve six-cylinder petrol engine, runs under the name 840i and 326 horsepower produced. About all the advance maneuvering point of view, to models with the name 850i (with a V8) and 860i (with 6.0-litre V12 from the current M760i xDrive). One for the coupe already confirmed M Version could also be for the convertible is planned. In a possible M8 convertible, the 4.4-Liter V8 is expected to come with 600 HP from the latest M5. On the platform, even Plug-in Hybrid models.
When will the S-class-Cabrio-rival on the market? Since we assume that the coupe 2018 presented and 2019 in the market is introduced, it should be with an open upper-class pleasure under the BMW Logo until 2020 something. The Premiere could take place earlier, at the IAA in 2019.(ml)