The BMW M850i Convertible is a rather unique choice in the automotive realm these days. To some extent, it plays in its own league, given that it’s smaller than a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible, considerably cheaper than a Bentley and yet faster than both these cars. It’s quite a unique offer and a blazing-fast car at the same time, prompting us to wonder just how crazy the M8 will be. The guys from Roadshow were also left quite bedazzled by this thing in their review, prompting some inner reflection.
I recently spent some time behind the wheel of the M850i Convertible and I can wholeheartedly say, this video below is one of the best reviews I’ve seen. The 8er Cabriolet is a beast, a car that is simply too fast for your own good. It’s low, wide and muscular, something that will get every enthusiasts’ blood flowing from the moment visual contact is made. It’s also probably the most luxurious car BMW has on offer today, truly making you feel special once inside.
Like all convertibles it also has its downsides though. Space in the back is limited and that’s a bit of an overstatement. Whether your rear passengers could fit in there depends a lot on the size of the ones sitting in the front. In my case, if I have my seat set up in my preferred driving position, there’s no room left behind my seat. It’s something you somehow expect and yet, this is a big car overall and somehow it manages to offer little to no room in the back.
There is a huge upside to all of this though and that’s the sound. Without a roof getting in the way, you get to listen to that majestic 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 roar all day long, providing ample torque to the back of your head in the process. This is one of the best sounding cars BMW launched in recent years and I simply can’t wait to see what the full-on M8 Convertible will be like.