Sure, the new 2019 BMW 8 Series doesn’t have a manual anymore, or a V12, or pop-up headlights. But it does do zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and was a mere two seconds off our man Robb Holland’s Estoril lap time in an M5. This is all to say it seems pretty fast and awesome, and soon you’ll be able to experience all that with the wind in your hair.

The folks at Belgian auto site Autotijd got ahold of the first official 8 Series Convertible pics ahead of the car’s actual debut, presumably in a few weeks at the LA Auto Show. It looks good, but with few surprises: it’s an 8 Series with no roof.

The juice is expected to come from the same 523 horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 as the coupe model. With the top up, as you can see below, it almost looks Mercedes-Benzish. Will this steal some buyers from the S-Class Cabriolet?

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With a four-door Gran Coupe version also in the works, the 8 Series line now fully replaces the old 6 Series, albeit with a hefty price tag increase. That also comes with a solid boost in performance as well.

Head on over to Autotijd for more pics.

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