BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Net User Manual


BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Net User Manual


Small objects can be stowed in the net on the right side. To transport larger objects, slide the net down.

Storage compartment on the left side

General information
A storage compartment is located on the left side in the cargo area.

Opening the storage compartment

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Fold the cover-up.

Enlarging the cargo area

The cargo area can be enlarged by folding down the rear seat backrests.

General information
The rear seat backrest is divided at a ratio of 50 to 50.

Safety information
The danger of jamming with folding down the back‐rests. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Make sure that the area of movement of the rear backrest and the head restraint is clear prior to folding down.

If a rear seat backrest is not locked, unsecured cargo can be thrown about the car’s interior; for instance, in the event of an accident, braking, or an evasive maneuver. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the rear seat backrest is locked after folding it back.

The stability of the child restraint system is limited or compromised by incorrect seat settings or improper installation of the child seat. There is a risk of injury or danger to life. Make sure that the child restraint system fits securely against the backrest. If possible, adjust the backrest tilt for all affected backrests and correctly adjust the seats. Make sure that seats and backrests are securely engaged or locked. If possible, adjust the height of the head restraints or remove them.

Vehicle parts can be damaged when folding down the rear backrest. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Make sure that the area of movement of the rear backrest including head restraint is clear when folding down.

Reclining the backrest

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Pull the corresponding lever in the cargo area to release the rear seat backrest.

  • Left lever: fold down the left rear seat back‐rest.
  • Right lever: fold down the right rear seat backrest.

Folding back the backrest

Return the rear seat backrest to the seat position and engage it.

Things to remember when driving

Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.


General information
Moving parts need to begin working together smoothly. The following instructions will help you to achieve a long vehicle life and good efficiency. During break-in, do not use the Launch Control.

Safety information
Due to new parts and components, safety and driver assistance systems can react with a delay. There is a risk of an accident. After installing new parts or with a new vehicle, drive conservatively and intervene early if necessary. Observe the break-in procedures of the respective parts and components.

Engine, transmission, and axle drive

Up to 1,200 miles/2,000 km
Do not exceed the maximum engine and road speed:
For gasoline engines 4,500 rpm and 100 mph/160 km/h.
Avoid full throttle or kick down under all circumstances. From 1,200 miles/2,000 km The engine and vehicle speed can gradually be increased.

  • Tires
    Tire traction is not optimal due to manufacturing circumstances when tires are brand-new; they achieve their full traction potential after a break-in time.
  • Drive conservatively for the first
    200 miles/300 km.
  • Brake system

  • Brake discs and brake pads only reach their full effectiveness after approx. 300 miles/500 km. Drive moderately during this break-in period.
  • Following part replacement
    Observe the break-in procedures again, if the components mentioned above are replaced.

General driving notes

Closing the trunk lid

Safety information
An open trunk lid protrudes from the vehicle and can endanger occupants and other road users or damage the vehicle in the event of an accident, braking, or evasive maneuvers. In addition, exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior. There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Do not drive with the trunk lid open.

Driving with the trunk lid open
If driving with the tailgate open cannot be avoided:

  • If the convertible top is closed, close all windows.
  • Greatly increase the blower output.
  • Drive moderately.

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