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      11-07-2018, 12:33 PM   #1
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First BMW 8 Series Convertible Rolls Off The Line in Dingolfing

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November 7, 2018. Dingolfing. Four months after production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé ramped up in Dingolfing, the BMW 8 Series family is joined by another new addition from Lower Bavaria. Earlier this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible, which will be built alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series variants on a single assembly line. The BMW Group has invested a total amount in the low three-digit-million-euro range in the new model family at the site in Lower Bavaria, strengthening Dingolfing’s role as the lead plant for the upper luxury-class segment.

Newly developed textile soft top

The driver and passengers on board the new BMW 8 Series Convertible are protected from the elements by a classical soft-top. The multi-layered roof stands out with its weight-minimising design and superb acoustic insulation.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible comes with a black soft-top as standard, with an Anthracite Silver effect variant available as an option. The soft-top opens and closes fully automatically. 15 seconds is all it takes.

First BMW 8 Series Convertible Rolls Off The Line in Dingolfing



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I'd rent one for the weekend, but don't think I'd buy it.
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I'd rent one for the weekend, but don't think I'd buy it.
That's what they all say, until it's time to give it back.

It's a lifestyle choice... Nothing more, nothing less!
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I'd rent one for the weekend, but don't think I'd buy it.
Lol
Me too, its all personal preference
Mine Dad would love to have it, he had like 10 off them
I personally will never buy one
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I'd rent one for the weekend, but don't think I'd buy it.
The good old "hot mistress vs great wife" dilemma.
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Looks ok, but I'd always be nervous buying the first off the production line - possible teething problems etc...
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Looks ok, but I'd always be nervous buying the first off the production line - possible teething problems etc...
Year two or greater is always my preference.

I highly agree.
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Love the blue! Diesels though!! I love it. Owning a convertible is just great.... and another car for daily driving is even better!
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I've had M-B, BMW and Mini within first month of production and ALL have been great - I personally think it is a bit of a myth waiting for production to settle down. My 840d is in production now and I'm sure it will be perfect. 6 and 8 cylinder diesels are wonderful and suit real World driving far more than high revving petrols. Even on the autobahn I've not been found wanting at 230-250kph (140-150mph). Europe is different to NA, we even like our cars coloured grey without chrome!
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Love the blue!
Agreed! That blue is (sonic speed I believe?). Bring it to the next M3 please.
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I've had M-B, BMW and Mini within first month of production and ALL have been great - I personally think it is a bit of a myth waiting for production to settle down. My 840d is in production now and I'm sure it will be perfect. 6 and 8 cylinder diesels are wonderful and suit real World driving far more than high revving petrols. Even on the autobahn I've not been found wanting at 230-250kph (140-150mph). Europe is different to NA, we even like our cars coloured grey without chrome!
In the US the target buyer for this vehicle would never knowingly come within three feet of a diesel pump let alone touch the handle.
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Car looks great!
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i'd get my siemens all over this if it came over here in diesel and in that color..
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Nice color.

I don't think any of the wheel choices for the 8er are good.
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Never mind the car, man that place is spotless.
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I've had M-B, BMW and Mini within first month of production and ALL have been great - I personally think it is a bit of a myth waiting for production to settle down. My 840d is in production now and I'm sure it will be perfect. 6 and 8 cylinder diesels are wonderful and suit real World driving far more than high revving petrols. Even on the autobahn I've not been found wanting at 230-250kph (140-150mph). Europe is different to NA, we even like our cars coloured grey without chrome!
I agree. The most reliable and trouble free car I've ever owned was an all-new, first year 2005 Chevy Equinox that was a family hand-me-down while I was in college. 140k miles and never a check engine light except for faulty gas cap seal. Oil every ~7k miles, tires and brakes when worn, and literally nothing else was needed over all those miles until I hit a deer and retired the vehicle. Sometimes manufacturers do actually put their best foot forward to avoid horrible publicity from a defect (see Porsche 991.1 GT3).

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I've had M-B, BMW and Mini within first month of production and ALL have been great - I personally think it is a bit of a myth waiting for production to settle down. My 840d is in production now and I'm sure it will be perfect. 6 and 8 cylinder diesels are wonderful and suit real World driving far more than high revving petrols. Even on the autobahn I've not been found wanting at 230-250kph (140-150mph). Europe is different to NA, we even like our cars coloured grey without chrome!
Do you find the M50d feels a bit stressed? I prefer the feel of the 30d and 35d over the M50d engine - although I've only driven the N57 triple turbo not the B57 quad turbo.

I personally wish they had kept the V8 diesel and I also wonder if it might be harder for them to meet emissions making so much power from only 3 litres, it might prove to be easier to go back to a 4.0 to 4.5l V8 and make less power per litre to improve emissions.
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Do you find the M50d feels a bit stressed? I prefer the feel of the 30d and 35d over the M50d engine - although I've only driven the N57 triple turbo not the B57 quad turbo.

I personally wish they had kept the V8 diesel and I also wonder if it might be harder for them to meet emissions making so much power from only 3 litres, it might prove to be easier to go back to a 4.0 to 4.5l V8 and make less power per litre to improve emissions.
Not at all. Believe me I've flogged it on the German Autobahns and it does not miss a beat. I've had a 30d before and that was good, the 50d is just - bam! I'm looking forward to the 840d as it is lighter and on paper faster - although you simply cannot use it due to traffic and fear of losing your license, unless on a straight autobahn. My X6 has averaged 32 UK mpg over 4 years and overall the way these 6 cyclinder diesels respond in real driving is great. My wife has a new JCW and although quick, you have to floor it compared to the X6, diesel torque v petrol HP.

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