BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible Top User Manual

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BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Convertible Top User Manual

Convertible Top

General information
Follow the following information:

  • Close the convertible top when the vehicle is parked. A closed convertible top protects it from weather-related damage and to some extent from theft.
    Even when the convertible top is closed, only store valuables in the locked cargo area.
    At higher speeds, negative pressure produced in the vehicle interior causes the convertible top to begin to flutter. Increase the airflow via ventilation to prevent negative pressure in the vehicle.
    It is not possible to start the engine and operate the convertible top simultaneously. When the engine is started using the Start/Stop button or using the Auto Start/Stop function, the convertible top movement is briefly interrupted.
  • Opening a door interrupts the closure of the convertible top.
    In order to protect the battery, move the convertible top only when the engine is running.
    Before closing the convertible top, remove any foreign objects from the windshield frame; otherwise, the closing may be prevented.

Safety information
Warning
Body parts can be jammed when opening and closing the convertible top. There is a risk of injury. When opening and closing the convertible top, observe the movement and keep the area of movement clear.

Warning
When operating the convertible top while driving, the view to the rear may be limited. At speeds above 30 mph/50 km/h the convertible top stops in its current position. There may be a risk of accident and risk of damage to property. When operating the convertible top while driving, observe traffic attentively and, if necessary, reduce speed. Do not operate while re‐versing or in windy weather.

Warning
The convertible top is not suitable for the mounting of roof carrier systems. The roof carrier could come loose. There is a risk of an accident. Do not attach any roof carrier systems to the convertible top.

Warning
A convertible top that is not completely open or closed is not locked and can open by itself while driving due to the airstream. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the convertible top is always completely open or closed.

Warning
If there is a longer interruption of the convertible top movement with the drive-ready state ignition switched on, the convertible top and convertible top well storage cover remain in the current position for several minutes before they slowly go down. Lowering may need to be carried out in several stages. The stages are not maintained permanently. If the drive-ready state is switched off, the convertible top and convertible top well storage cover are lower already after a short period of time.
There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the convertible top is completely open or closed. Keep the movement area of the convertible top unobstructed.

NOTICE
The incorrect operation can damage the convertible top and other parts of the vehicle.
There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. During the operation, heed the following points:

  1. Keep the area of movement of the convertible top clear because the convertible top swivels out and upward. The maximum area of movement: is 98.5 inches/2.5 meters.
  2. Keep the area of movement of the convertible top well storage cover open because the convertible top well storage cover will pivot out to the rear. Maximum
  3. area of movement: 19.7 inches/0.5 meters.
  4. Fully close the trunk lid.
  5. Do not leave the convertible top open for more than a day while it is wet.
  6. Do not open the convertible top, if it is wet, covered in snow, iced up, or dirty.
  7. Do not place objects on the convertible top.
  8. Fully close the trunk lid.
  9. Do not leave the convertible top open for more than a day while it is wet.
  10. Do not open the convertible top, if it is wet, covered in snow, iced up, or dirty.
  11. Do not place objects on the convertible top.
  12. The rollover protection system may not be triggered.
  13. Do not operate the convertible top on uneven sections of the road.
  14. Always open or close the convertible top completely. The convertible top is only locked in its end positions.

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Functional requirements
The following requirements must be fulfilled in order to be able to move the convertible top.

  1. The maximum speed is 30 mph/50 km/h.
  2. The standby state is switched on and the brake pedal is depressed or the drive-ready state is switched on.
  3. The outside temperature is above 14 ℉/-10 ℃.
  4. The voltage of the vehicle’s electrical system is sufficient.
  5. The convertible top drive is not overheating.
  6. The windows can be opened and closed automatically.
  7. The trunk lid is closed.
  8. The cargo cover is folded down.

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