We recently took a trip to Romania to test drive the all-new BMW M850i Convertible. The plan was to spend some time on the famous Transfagarasan Road and shoot some amazing photos. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, but we partnered up with a local photographer (Ciprian Mihai) and Automarket.ro to still bring you a fantastic photo gallery of the luxurious droptop.
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But this wasn’t your ordinary BMW M850i Convertible. The convertible has gone through a BMW Individual treatment, starting with the Dravit Grey paint job and continuing with the Individual Merino Leather in red. Furthermore, the M850i Convertible ran on 20 inch 728 M wheels painted in Jet Black.
The Adaptive M Suspension made sure we were getting a comfortable ride when needed, or a sportier one on the backroads. For the added visibility at night, the expensive yet useful BMW Laser Light package was also added to the BMW M850i Convertible.
Last, but not least important upgrade, was the Bowers & Wilkins surround system which is a must in any high-end convertible.
The final bill for this beautiful gran tourer? Exactly 153,801 euros.
The BMW M850i xDrive model is the top cabriolet in the 8 Series family, so that implies a 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo under the hood which produces 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque — the same as the M850i xDrive coupe. BMW said the convertible will do 0 t0 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds slower than the coupe. Both models have a top speed of 155 mph.
Compared also to the outgoing 650i Convertible (445 hp), this is a significant bump in power and performance.
Needless to say, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible is a riot to drive, while offering the highest level of luxury and craftsmanship found in a BMW today. It’s truly a high-end Gran Turismo with the added benefit of an open-top experience, and thanks to the xDrive system, it will find a home in areas where the sun sporadically shines.
Packed with the latest and greatest tech and driving assistance features, the 8 Series Convertible becomes a reliable and pleasant companion during long drives, and while most cars are just there to get you from point A to B, the M850i Convertible does it in style and with a lot of personality and confidence.