The 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible was uncovered this week. The grand tourer will make its formal debut later this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show and will arrive next March as a 2019 model. At launch, the big topless BMW will only come in one trim: the twin-turbo V-8-powered M850i xDrive.

Hot Wheels turned 50 in 2018, and honored the milestone with the return of the original 16 die-cast cars. Sold as a set, the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary kit will come in a large display box that looks like a showroom for the cars. The setup won't come cheap with a price of $499.99 plus shipping, and only 1,500 sets will be produced.

Jeep confirmed the long-awaited Wrangler pickup truck will be unveiled later this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Seen in spy shots, the truck will give fans a bed to haul gear while on off-road adventures with friends. Expect the Wrangler pickup truck to be on dealer lots by April 2019.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority:

2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible bows ahead of 2018 LA auto show

Hot Wheels to re-release original 16 with a display set for 50th anniversary

Jeep pickup confirmed for 2018 LA auto show

Survey: Most parents don't enforce teen driver safety laws

Apple's solution for energy-efficient electric cars may come from cycling

California girds for battle with EPA over fuel economy

Low- and zero-emission zones are coming

Google’s Waymo gets approval to test self-driving cars on California roads

Superformance embraces the EcoBoost with Future Forty GT40

Recall alert: Hyundai Ioniq in the hot seat