giftedviz.com
giftedviz.com November 12, 2018


BMW M850i xDrive convertible joins 8-series lineup

04 November 2018, 09:06 | Megan Pierce

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible Loses Its Roof, Still Looks Lovely

Mercedes Benz S Class Cabriolet 1

Topline: Hitting dealerships March 2019 is the drop-top version of BMW's new 8 Series grand tourer.

Initially two turbo engines will be offered: a 3.0-liter in-line V6 diesel with 320 hp and 502 lbft (681 Nm) of torque (for the 840d xDrive variant) and a 4.4-litre V8 petrol motor with 530 hp and 552 lbft (748 Nm) for M850i xDrive.

Those numbers allow this luxurious drop top to reach 62 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds. That is enough to propel the 2-ton convertible from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds.

The 8 Series Convertible - unveiled unofficially on Belgian motoring site Autotijd yesterday - swaps the coupe's hardtop for a fabric roof that tucks into a small compartment behind the back seats when not in use. BMW also made several small tweaks to maintain reliability and efficiency, including using a stronger type of aluminum alloy for the block, wire-arc-sprayed iron coatings on the cylinder walls, Grafal-coated pistons, high-flow intake ports, and a viscous damper on the crankshaft. Power goes to all four wheels through an eight-speed Steptronic autobox and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

Gunman kills 2, wounds 6 at yoga studio in Florida, suspect dead
The gunman appeared to have acted alone and there was no immediate threat to the Tallahassee community, Mr DeLeo said. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum paused campaign for state governor and returned to the city upon hearing the news.


Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, Premier League
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has challenged Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses to secure their futures by improving their games. It is risky to not have continuity, we need to improve continuity.


Breeders Cup: Arc heroine Enable eyes Churchill Downs triumph
The win puts Game Winner at the top of the prospects list for the 2019 Kentucky Derby and Baffert clearly had that in mind. Roaring Lion, a Kentucky-bred son of Kitten's Joy, will try dirt for the first time in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).


Technology is used to improve the driving experience in the new convertible. Active steering also allows the rear wheels to turn up to 2.5 degrees.

Since the M850i has been created to slot underneath the M8 Convertible, the vehicle has been equipped with an assortment of performance features. The absence of a heavier hard-top roof means that the car's overall centre of gravity is lower than in the coupe, a plus for enhancing performance and handling.

The soft top will require about 15 seconds to open or close and can be operated up until 48 km/h. BMW built air vents into the front seat headrests that act as neck warmers. That's a $9,500 price hike over the M850i Coupe, but for well-heeled buyers who love open-top motoring, it's a small price to pay. A 10.25-inch center screen features the seventh generation of BMW's iDrive system, while a 12.3-inch display sits behind the wheel, replacing a traditional instrument cluster.



Other News

Trending Now

Facing heat, Australia to take children off Nauru by year-end
Anyone who attempts the journey is now sent to remote camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manu Island for processing. Papua New Guinea has male-only facilities and all the asylum seekers there are adults.

Khashoggi's body dissolved in acid, claims Turkish official
We also know that those individuals came to carry out their orders: "Kill Khashoggi and leave". Saudi Arabia since then announced a full investigation into the killing.

UFC 230: Daniel Cormier challenges Brock Lesnar for UFC and WWE titles
Cormier has said that his next fight would be his retirement fight because he doesn't want to fight after he turns 40 in March. American Cormier controlled the bout from the start, grabbing a takedown after barely a minute in the first round.

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to meet in mouth-watering Paris semi-final
The Serb outlasted Federer in just over three hours to prevail 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 7-6 (7/3). But the tournament is not over.

European country will withdraw its Ambassador from Iran
British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her support for Denmark at the meeting, as did the European Commission. Those countries might go beyond the European Union as U.S.

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth title in Mexico
By the end of the race (which was won by Max Verstappen ), Hamilton did exactly that and clinched the title. That was the right time and the right moment and the right vehicle .

Magic Johnson "Admonished" Luke Walton After Winless Two-Game Trip
Sources told the Los Angeles Times that Johnson was "angry" at the meeting but Walton's job is not in danger. Lakers star LeBron James , however, doesn't think it's a big deal and says the team isn't focusing on it.

Nigerian Army embraces Trump's words to justify killing protesters
The post was apparently an attempt to justify the military's deadly crackdown on protesters in the West African nation. Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group, labels Shia as "heretics" and demands that they be killed.

USA announces broad new sanctions against Iran
Turkey depends heavily on oil imports and almost nearly half of its oil needs are imported from Iran. Iran said it was not troubled over the re-imposition of United States sanctions.

Elon Musk spoke about the innovation of electric cars Tesla
Musk said. " Ford and Tesla made it barely through the last recession". "It's gonna be awesome, it's gonna be fantastic ". He also argues that a fluctuating stock price is also a distraction within the company.