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2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible
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$121,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.1
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2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible
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$134,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.5
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Overview

Engine
4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Engine
4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.1 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
8.8 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
4.4-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8 Gas
Horsepower
523 hp @ 5500 rpm
463 hp @ 5250 rpm
Torque
553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
516 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 8"
19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 9"
19" x 9.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/35YR20
P245/45HR19
Rear Tire
P275/30YR20
P275/40HR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
20 MPG
City
17 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
26 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 (2019) Tons/yr
8.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
21.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
306 miles
358.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
468 miles
548.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.2 in
198.1 in
Height
53 in
55.8 in
Max Width
74.9 in
74.8 in
Front Width
64.1 in
64 in
Rear Width
64.6 in
64.9 in
Wheelbase
111.1 in
115.9 in
Ground Clearance
5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
37.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
60.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
60.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
29.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
34.7 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
45.7 in
54.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,736 lbs
4,802 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³
8.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Barcelona Blue Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sonic Speed Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Dravit Grey Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Individual Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1.
  • Frozen Bluestone Metallic, Priority 1.
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • designo Cashmere White Magno (Matte Finish), Requires additional 6-8 weeks production time.

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/M Piping, Extended Merino Leather
  • Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Fiona Red/Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Night Blue/Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo/Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Espresso Brown, Nappa Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Fiona Red/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Night Blue, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Tartufo, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Night Blue/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo/Black, Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • designo Bengal Red/Black, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Black, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Crystal Grey/Blck, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Porcelain/Blue, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Porcelain/Brown, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Porcelain/Red, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • designo Saddle Brown, designo Exclusive Nappa Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Heads-Up Display
Standard
Standard
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles