With the press of a button, you see how its roof gets folded, just under 15 seconds.
Then, you open the driver’s door, and see its elegant, well-built, classy cockpit.
You take your place behind the wheel, then, turn the ignition on, and a rumbling, roaring, almost symphonic V8 engine is now under your command.
This is the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible, another wonder from the German carmaker, one that goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
This is a beauty that is actually a beast. Once you are driving it, there is no coming back.
Gorgeous and aggressive looking, this is a car that offers us way more than just a ‘pretty face’.
This pretty behemoth presents us pure, unaltered power, that is paired with technology and aesthetics that make for a very well-rounded, complete experience.
Before we continue, I have to clarify that this car is either available as a convertible or a coupe, but I had the pleasure to drive the convertible one.
A passionate heart
As I said a few lines before, the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible is powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, that reaches 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.
This huge engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. In addition, by default, this is an AWD car. Everything is as good as it sounds.
According to the EPA, its fuel economy is estimated around 17 miles per gallon on the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.
More than well equipped
Let us take a look at this beauties’ features.
Sport exhaust, power-folding heated mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, leather upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, a surround-view camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system with satellite radio, and BMW Remote Services, and much more comprise the main accessories list for the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible.
On the safety front, we will find features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.
In addition, it offers a blind-spot monitor system with rear cross-traffic alert, among other features.
Some optional features can be added, that are mostly aesthetic (like dark finished exterior trim elements) or safety oriented (like a night-vision camera).
Behind the wheel
Prepare to have your breath taken away.
This is a no-nonsense beauty that will take you from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ in a heartbeat.
Even though it takes its time, acceleration wise, once it gathers its momentum, the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible just tears the roads apart… and the good news is that it does it with a generous amount of traction.
This is a responsive, safe car, traits that also show off with its accurate, well-done steering.
On the inside
Predictably, one of the few drawback of this car, interior wise, is the cramped space for the back seats passengers, but then again, this is a common downside in pretty much every convertible in existence.
Apart from that, this is a comfortable, quiet car, advantages that are combined with easy to use controls and a plethora of accessories for the tech savvy occupants.
With a huge engine; complete, well-rounded equipment; and a gorgeous face, you will never want to leave the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible, a handsome, beautiful beast that will deliver acceleration, responsiveness and pizzazz.