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First Official Look: 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible

New Bavarian flagship rolls back its top.

by Paul A. Eisenstein on Nov.01, 2018

BMW's got a replacement for the 6-Series convertible with the new 850i for 2019.

We’ve been seeing some leaked images in recent days, but now we can offer you an official first look at BMW’s new flagship convertible.

There were more than a few folks disappointed to learn that the 6-Series Cabriolet was going away. But if you have the budget, it’s going to be difficult to complain about the new 850i ragtop. Oh, and yes, it skips the hardtop approach taken by some premium convertibles in favor of a more traditional cloth top.

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Set to make its official debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the sleek new cabrio has a lot in common, as you’d likely expect, with the coupe version of the 8-Series that made its formal debut early in October at the Paris Motor Show. (more…)

BMW Opens Top on New 2-Series Convertible

New ragtop is second addition to family.

by Michael Strong on Oct.03, 2014

BMW added a convertible to its 2-Series line-up. It replaces the 1-Series, which was extremely popular.

BMW grew its 2-Series family by one at the Paris Motor Show with the introduction of the 2-Series convertible. The droptop joins the coupe and Active Tourer in the group.

The new ragtop has big shoes to fill: its 1-Series predecessor was arguably the most successful car in the segment with more than 130,000 units sold worldwide.

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Available with four engine options our engines, the range consists of the 220i with a 184bhp gas engine, a 228i with 245bhp, a new 220d diesel engine with 190bhp and, an M235i Convertible with 326bhp. These offerings are mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. (more…)