2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is a wicked-fast droptop
1:27

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is a wicked-fast droptop

Roadshow
[MUSIC] This is a 2019 BMW M850i convertible. And in person, it's pretty imposing. Also being 258 pounds heavier than its coupe counterpart. But don't let that size and extra weight fool you, this thing is still fast. Zero to sixty comes along in 3.9 seconds. Which is only three-tenths of a second slower than its coupe counterpart. All that power is achieved thanks to a twin turbocharged 4.4 liter v8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque, being sent to all four wheels through an eight speed automatic transmission. Standard features These include 20 inch wheels, Adaptive M Suspension, and rear wheel steering. Inside you get a 10.25 inch touch screen that can also be controlled through the iDrive rotary controller, along with a 12.3 inch TFT instrument cluster display. BMW also throws in a nifty set of neck vents for the driver and front passenger so you can heat or cool your neck during open air motoring. In addition, BWM also adds a set of rear seats that fold flat. So you can get bulkier cargo into the trunk. When it goes on sale in March of 2019, it will command a base price of $121,400 which is $9500 more expensive than the Coupe counterpart. But for somebody who can afford that much is probably a small price to pay for the added enjoyment of open top and really, really fast motoring Great. [MUSIC]

Up Next

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: The best features
ford-f150-lightning-2022-feature-holdingstill-cms

Up Next

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: The best features

2022 Range Rover: A closer look
2022-land-rover-range-rover-feature-holdingstill-cms

2022 Range Rover: A closer look

Bodacious Barbie Extra Car sparkles in LA
barbie-first-look-holdingstill-cms

Bodacious Barbie Extra Car sparkles in LA

2023 Fisker Ocean is fashionable and innovative
fisker-ocean-first-look-holdingstill-cms

2023 Fisker Ocean is fashionable and innovative

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Is this the future of Ford's pony-car icon?
mache-ytthumb

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Is this the future of Ford's pony-car icon?

LA Auto Show 2019: Top electrified debuts, from Mach-E to RAV4
rs-la2019-cnet-roundup-v1-site

LA Auto Show 2019: Top electrified debuts, from Mach-E to RAV4

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS get the AMG treatment
rs-la2019-mercedes-amg-gls63-gle63-holdingstill

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS get the AMG treatment

Hyundai shows off the next-level Veloster in the RM19 in Los Angeles
rs-la2019-hyundai-rm19-race-car-holdingstill

Hyundai shows off the next-level Veloster in the RM19 in Los Angeles

Hyundai's Vision T concept looks towards the next Tucson at the LA Auto Show
rs-la2019-hyundai-vision-t-holdingstill

Hyundai's Vision T concept looks towards the next Tucson at the LA Auto Show

Roadshow Video Series

AutoComplete
autocomplete-w

AutoComplete

Cooley On Cars
on-cars-w

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection-w

Carfection

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest Cars All latest products

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires
f-150-raptor-still

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV
volvo-c40-recharge-still

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions
evs-exposed-still

EVs vs. Gas Engines: We Do the Math on Carbon Emissions

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid
yamaha-still

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Breaks Away From the Cafe, and Onto the 1980s GP Grid

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts
nissan-z-2023-first-drive-holdingstill-cms

2023 Nissan Z First Drive: A Hotter Performer With Newfound Tech Smarts

Most Popular All most popular

How to Find Cheap Flights
airlinetickets-master-00-05-36-21-still003

How to Find Cheap Flights

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life
yt-applestuff-ep02-v6

The iPhone at 15: How Apple's Phone Became the Center of Your Life

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move
chargebox-ads-etron-4165x2777

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun
spyratwo-2

SpyraTwo hands-on: The ultimate water gun

What's New to Stream for June 2022
netpicks-june-2022thumb

What's New to Stream for June 2022

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review
surface-go-22

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Video Review

Latest RoadShow News All latest news

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move
chargebox-ads-etron-4165x2777

How Stationary Batteries Could Help Your Electric Car Move

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here
ford-bronco-raptor-still-v1

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: This Big Bronco Is Here

How Amazon Boxes Will Deliver the Future of Electric Vehicles
electric-delivery-trucks-00-06-22-07-still138

How Amazon Boxes Will Deliver the Future of Electric Vehicles

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires
f-150-raptor-still

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor Goes Big With 37-Inch Tires

Monarch Electric Tractor: The Autonomous Connected Tractor That Might Change Farming
monarch-tractor-00-13-21-12-still142

Monarch Electric Tractor: The Autonomous Connected Tractor That Might Change Farming

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV
volvo-c40-recharge-still

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Is a Sharp-Looking Swedish EV