Date: 10 months ago   Category: Auto

Cabriolet of BMW 8 Series of tests in the conditions of extreme temperatures


New BMW 8 Series in a body a cabriolet has passed "hot test" in Mojave Desert in California. The company has published a photo of a pre-series prototype from tests in Death Valley.

as the ground for the final stage of testing of 8 Series this area has been chosen not accidentally. Air temperature exceeds 50 degrees Celsius here. One more factor which had to face systems and mechanisms of a cabriolet - the sandy dust getting into each crack. Engineers of BMW checked operability of onboard electronics, sensors and cameras of systems of the help to the driver, the display, functions of connection, the system of adjustment of seats and climate control in the prototype which has staid in the flaring sun within several hours. Mechanisms of the opening soft roof were subjected to tests. Earlier new "eight" has passed tests cold in Switzerland, was tested on the BMW Group ground in Miramas in the south of France and on the Nurnburgring.

New BMW 8 Series Convertible is developed in the same stylistics, as the compartment of the same name presented two months ago. At a cabriolet the same massive hexagonal radiator lattice, narrow forward LED headlights and the chromeplated branch pipes of the exhaust system.

According to informal data, a cabriolet will receive the same units, as a compartment: 320 hp 3.0-liter line "six" (680 Nanometers) and new 4.4 V8 TwinPower Turbo, developing 530 hp and 750 Nanometers of torque. Motors will be combined with the eight-step automatic transmission and the system of the four-wheel drive. Besides, the cabriolet will be completed with self-locking back differential and the upgraded brake system.

Source: BMW.

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