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Brand New BMW 8 Series 840i sDrive 2dr Auto

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£2999 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionBMW Display key + standard integrated key
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicatorCheck control system
Condition based serviceDrive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingHead up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsInstrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
Integrated owners handbookOil sensor for level and grade
On board computerOutside temperature display
Powered tailgate operationRear view camera
Run flat indicatorService interval indicator
Wifi hotspot preparation 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons
USB/audio interface 

Exterior Features

Bright chrome kidney grilleCarbon core
Chrome M designation on front side panel, left and rightClimate comfort windscreen
Dynamic brake lightsElectrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrors
Follow me home headlight functionFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front electric windowsHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantIlluminated door handles
LED rear lightsM aerodynamic body styling with dark shadow elements
Model logo on right tailgateRain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear apron trim insert in dark shadow metallicSatinised aluminium kidney struts
Thermally insulated windscreenThird brake light featuring LED technology
Welcome lights in interior and door handle area 

Interior Features

2 cup holders in front2 rear head restraints
2 X front 12v power sockets50/50 split folding rear seat
Air collar neck heatingAutomatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
Dynamic ambient interior lightingElectric front seat adjustment with driver memory
Frameless interior mirrorFront entry lights doors
Front reading lightsFront seat heating
Front sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirrorIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated M door sill finishersLockable glove compartment with light
M leather steering wheel including multifunction controlsM Pedals
Microfilter and active carbon filterSteering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
Velour floormats 

Packs

Connected professional pack - 8 SeriesM Aerodynamics pack - 8 Series

Safety

ABS/EBDActive front seat headrests
Active protectionAirbags - 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 airbagsDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold functionFront and rear brake disks with interior ventilation
Fuel supply cut offHill start assist
Roll over protection systemSide impact protection
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliserCentre lock switch
Closing system with central lockingComfort access system
Keyless engine startLocking wheel bolts
Vehicle key with exclusive M designation 

Technical

Adaptive M suspensionDouble wishbone front axle
Dynamic Damper ControlEight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches
Petrol Particulate Filter
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)168Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb194WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max197
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min193WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max189
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min185WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min167WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max281
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min274WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max201
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min195 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB58B30M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min8.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max7.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low12.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max12.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min12WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max8.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min8.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb33.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max32.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min33.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High34.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max34WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min34.9
WLTP - MPG - High38.2WLTP - MPG - High - Max37.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min38.7WLTP - MPG - Low23.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max23WLTP - MPG - Low - Min23.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium32.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max32.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min32.8 

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power340
Coin Descriptioni sDriveGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0748EService Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15500Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.3Engine Power - BHP340
Engine Power - KW250Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/30 R20Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleY SPOKE STYLE 728MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1339Length4843
Wheelbase2822Width1902
Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2340
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)280Max. Loading Weight510
Minimum Kerbweight1830No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 8 Series Convertible

BMW's 8 Series Convertible is a big step forward from its predecessor, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Ten Second Review

BMW's 8 Series Convertible is a properly desirable luxury GT cabrio that's more affordable both to buy and to run than its closest rivals, cabriolet versions of the Mercedes' S-Class and Porsche's 911. It may not be an out-and-out sports car, but it's the finest open-topped car of this kind that the Munich marque has yet made.

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 Mercedes' S-Class Cabriolet 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. 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, is 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 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 Cabrio 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 840d xDrive diesel variant, you've a 320hp in-line six cylinder petrol unit capable of sixty from rest in just 5.2s 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, provided you don't want to get into M8 territory, your other option is the 4.4-litre 530hp V8 provided by the M850i xDrive model. This engine's torquey too, 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'll catapult you to 62mph from rest in a Porsche-worrying 3.9s. Toupees will need to be very firmly tied down.

Design and Build

Using the new 8 Series platform and its dimensions match those of the BMW 8 Series Coupe almost exactly. A focus on body rigidity means that only a small number of additional convertible-specific and weight-increasing measures were required in this design. Precise character lines trace the path of the airflow between the front and rear wheels while tapered surfaces around the front wheels and doors spread out at the top of the rear wheels. 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 the 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. In order to ensure the load compartment offers as much space and flexibility as possible, the soft-top compartment can be lifted and the through-loading facility used even when driving with the top down.

Market and Model

There's quite a price gap between the two core 8 Series Convertible variants that were offered from launch, both priced at around £7,000 above the equivalent Coupe models. Pricing at the introduction of this model range saw this 840d diesel, with its 320hp 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel, costing from just over £83,000, while the alternative M850i variant with its 530hp 4.4-litre petrol V8 requires a budget pretty much dead-on the £107,000 mark. You can also ask your dealer about two further petrol variants that represent the start and end points of the line-up; an entry-level 840i, which has a 3.0-litre six installed beneath the bonnet. And the full-motorsport model, the flagship M8, which uses a tuned version of the M850i's V8 tweaked to put out over 600hp. 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

Just because you're spending £85,000-£110,000 on your luxury convertible, it doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the M850i with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of 28.5mpg and combined CO2 emissions of 225g/km. The 840d diesel improves that to 45.6mpg and 161g/km. 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, Mercedes or Maserati? You'd better believe it.

Performance
70%
Handling
60%
Comfort
60%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£799
Deposit£2999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.9%
Cash price£81,360
Arnold Clark deposit£17,905.63
Credit amount£60,455.37
Guaranteed future value£33,424.66
Total amount payable£91,882.29
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge18.76p per mile
Representative APR5.7%
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