BMW eight Sequence Convertible revealed in leaked pictures

BMW's range-topping cabriolet is ready to be formally unveiled tomorrow, however pictures have been printed early

BMW's drop-top model of the brand new eight Sequence has been revealed in leaked pictures forward of its official unveiling tomorrow.

Barely every week after we first bought behind the wheel of the range-topping coupé, a Belgian motoring web site has printed what appear to be official press pictures of the eight Sequence Convertible in all its glory. 

The pictures reveal, unsurprisingly, that the convertible's bodywork from the door tops down is basically similar to the hard-top, with a extra aggressive bodykit and bigger wheels indicating (alongside the badging) that that is the preliminary vary flagship M850i model. A full-fat M8 Convertible is because of launch a number of months after the usual automotive, with over 600bhp anticipated from a twin-turbocharged V8. 

Not like the outgoing Four Sequence – however in widespread with the lately axed 6 Sequence – the eight Sequence Convertible incorporates a conventional fabric cloth roof rather than the once-fashionable folding arduous high. Which means that the load improve over the coupé can be stored to a minimal. However, it is nonetheless more likely to be a two-tonne automotive as a result of extra structural bracing required.

A view of the inside exhibits the cabriolet retains two full-sized rear seats, with the remainder of the cabin similar to the coupé. 

The M850i is powered by a 530bhp Four.Four-litre twin-turbo V8. Count on a few tenths added to the three.7sec Zero-62mph time given the load improve, but it surely ought to nonetheless simply be able to reaching the 155mph limiter. A three.Zero-litre six-cylinder diesel variant may also be provided, placing out 320bhp. Different variants are anticipated to be provided in each eight Sequence bodystyles later in its life cycle, whereas a four-door Gran Coupe can also be on the playing cards. 

The eight Sequence Convertible is the newest mannequin in BMW's far-reaching product overhaul. It follows the brand new three Sequence, X7 SUV and Z4 roadster, with additional fashions - together with the all-electric i4 saloon - within the pipeline.